About

Tony Hardy

 Registered Counsellor

I qualified in January 2018 with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Coleg Gwent and established myself in private practice in 2019. Prior to that I worked as a volunteer counsellor with a cognitive assistance programme and a mental health charity.

 

After qualification I studied for a Foundation in Systemic Theory and Practice (Family Therapy) at the University of Bath, and I have recently completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of South Wales in Newport. I am now working towards a Counselling Supervision qualification.

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I have worked successfully with male and female clients aged from 16 to 75, presenting with depression, anxiety, stress, loss/grief, low confidence, low self-esteem, eating disorders, trauma, and anger issues, and have supported survivors of domestic abuse and childhood sexual abuse. My approach with individuals is primarily person-centred, but I work from a relational, integrative stance which means I am able to pull in techniques and interventions from other approaches where appropriate.

 

I have also helped a wide range of couples to work through issues in their relationships. I use a model known as Transactional Analysis, which I find works well at helping couples to improve their communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills. I have also recently used a Systemic Approach to help a mother and daughter resolve a family dispute.

 

I am trained to work face-to-face, online (using Zoom) and over the telephone.

I regularly attend training events in fields as diverse as Suicide Intervention, Domestic Abuse, Child Abuse, Eating Disorders, Creative Writing in the Therapeutic Encounter, Emotional Freedom Therapy, Men, Intimacy and Shame, Neurodiversity, Mindfulness and Chanting for Inner Peace.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My practice is regularly supervised and operates within the BACP Ethical Framework.​

Qualifications

  • Level 7 (BACP Accredited) Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Level 7 (AFT accredited) Foundation in Systemic Theory and Practice

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

  • Certificate in Couples Counselling using Transactional Analysis (TA Cymru)

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor)

Costs

  • Individuals – initial consultation (30-45 mins) free, then £50/hour (usually weekly).

  • Couples/Families – initial consultation (45-60 mins) free, then £85 per 90 minute session (usually fortnightly).

  • Concessions - available on request.

 

Availability

I am typically at the centre on Monday and Tuesday evenings and all day Friday. Appointments outside these times can be arranged depending on other commitments.

Contact

Call: 07899 985190

Email: welcome@shine-counselling.co.uk 

Testimonials

"I felt counselling to be extremely helpful in aiding me to deal with and rationalise day to day problems. I found it an extremely beneficial place to broach, discuss and put to bed many issues I had been dealing with internally."

"Tony has helped change my life in such a positive way I feel like a tremendous weight has been taken off my shoulders I don’t carry my problems around with me anymore and everyone around me has seen a new positive to me."

"Every session, even if I didn't feel like going or engaging, ended up being a positive experience and in my eyes a beneficial one.

Tony was fab and has helped me no end. I feel completely different to when I first met him... thank you."

"Throughout our sessions I felt listened to, supported and purposeful. I feel the work I did with Tony was invaluable in terms of my own self-development, quality of life and moving forward with issues/areas of concern from an early age."

"This service helped me so much. I have the tools to cope with day to day life as well as big decisions. I have a greater understanding of how I react to situations and am changing for the better."

 

"Thank you Tony for everything you did to help me at my lowest. I haven’t felt so good about myself in years. You are an amazing person and I’m so happy you worked with me."

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