Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?
... to explore your thoughts and feelings
... to get back on a front foot again
Sometimes in life, we face challenges, which can be at times overwhelming. This is where counselling can help provide a listening ear and a way to move forward. You have taken the first and hardest step, by looking for help.
My name is Arfa Begum and I provide a counselling service based in Cardiff. As a Counsellor, I am fluent in four languages (English, Bengali, Hindi, and Urdu). I take into account the cause or the contributing factors such as socio-cultural, motivation, living situation, medical and personal history. This includes multiple assessments throughout a person’s therapeutic journey as symptoms may change over time along with other factors and problems. I explore ways to manage them accordingly and engage in regular supervisions.
I use an integrative approach to therapy that tailors uniquely to the individual needs, circumstances and goals.
I work according to BACP code of ethics and practice, which ensures that I offer all my clients a safe and confidential space, where there is respect and acceptance and a sensitive and gentle encouragement in exploring your problems to help develop new ways of coping and if possible, solving.
You can talk about anything in counselling and below is an example of some of the issues covered with clients’.
Self-esteem and low self-confidence
Divorce and separation
Abuse and trauma
Loneliness and distress
Whatever your problem may be, past or present, whatever that is affecting your life simple or complex, such as simply feeling sick or disturbing past experiences which may be stopping you from moving forward. I draw on many different counselling techniques in order to find a way forward.
Together, I hope we can develop new ways of coping with what you are experiencing.
I work on either a short-term or long-term basis depending on individual needs
My practice is based in Cathedral Road, Cardiff however, I do offer sessions over Skype and telephone.