Demelza Baker

Demelza Baker


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07759437672

Contact Demelza

Therapist - Cardiff

Cardiff CF23
07759437672
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I currently have availability Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the daytime.

About me and my therapy practice

Supporting people as they navigate the tricky waters of transition

From new countries to new communities; new careers with new commutes; new babies, or new bodies through surgery or the menopause. New seasons come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own new challenges and opportunities.

New life seasons are full of uncertainty. A limbo-land. It can be really unsettling to have to rethink how you are in the world. What your values and priorities are now in this new context. Often there is a real longing for a sense of belonging; yet there is also a push against the pressure to perform and perfect to fit in. And in all this are some big questions.

You want to live a life that feels significant, fueled by your values, that empower you and those you love.

Sometimes we don't know what we're feeling or what we think about our feelings. It's so confusing; yet we know its important to try make sense these messages.

I have experience of working for the Crossroads Counselling service in Tower Hamlets in London, where I had the opportunity to provide support to people with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, retirement, unemployment, and depression. I supported women in Holloway Prison with child loss issues and have provided short term (12 weeks) therapy as part of Wandsworth Bereavement Service. I deeply value the creativity of play therapy and therefore have volunteered at CARIS Islington a service providing support for bereaved children.

I have over 10 years experience working in the charity sector with Humanitarian Aid Workers; debriefing them after critical incidents and providing support as they transition back to life in the UK.

Practice description

I trained as an Integrative Therapist. This means I have a range of different tools that I use strategically for you as an individual; mind, body, feelings and spirit. Counselling isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.

I am quite creative and enjoy developing metaphors that become a short hand between us of understanding. Our joint discovery of what makes you tick, mean that we grow to notice your patterns, the feelings you find hard to allow yourself to feel, the things you’re willing to fight for, and the things that light up your soul. This way of working helps you to examine your life and make new strategic choices. 

I offer a safe, confidential and ethical counselling practice. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical guidelines and code of practice. I undertake regular, monthly counselling supervision to maintain good practice as per BACP requirements. 

My first session


Seeking help can be daunting so it's good to take our time to see if we are a good fit.  Initially I offer a free 20 minute call  to connect; see if our diaries match and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have.

Therefore the first assessment session is booked for an hour an hour and 20 mins. This is so I can get a good sense of your story and what's bringing you to therapy now.

My appointments take place on Zoom and regular sessions last 50 minutes.


What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling