Updated: Aug 14
I'm Rozanna Niazi, a professionally qualified counsellor practising in Cardigan. I take a person-centred Integrative approach, which means I tailor the therapy to the client.
Before I became a counsellor, I was a solicitor, specialising in domestic violence, family conflict and mental health. I assisted clients in family breakdown, care proceedings and adoptions. I was also recognised as a specialist in Mental Health law, representing clients detained in hospital (sectioned) under the Mental Health Act. I was a senior partner in my firm, Burke Niazi (burkeniazi.com), which was founded by me in 1997, and is a leading light in the field of mental health and social welfare law. I was recognised as an expert lawyer in both child protection and care proceedings and in mental health. I retired from law for a change of direction and to travel and live abroad. Given my expertise and interest in the field of family relations and mental health, retraining as a counsellor seemed like a natural progression.
Combined, I have thirty years’ experience of helping people with issues including anxiety and depression, work related stress, alcohol and drugs, relationship problems, couples’ counselling, domestic abuse and parenting coaching. I have a particulate interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Bachelor of Law, LLB (Hons), 1990
Solicitors’ Professional Exams, 1991
Masters in Mental Health Law, LLM with commendation, 2002
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Sheffield Hallam University, 2004
Post Graduate Diploma in Couples’ Counselling, Sheffield Hallam University, 2007
I also have additional training in drug and alcohol addiction. I regularly upgrade my expertise through Continuing Professional Development. I have an enhanced DBS and full liability insurance with the Psychological Protection Society.
I'm a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their code of ethics.
You can call me for a free, no-obligation chat and address any questions you might have. I approach problems with empathy and compassion, honestly and without judgment. I aim to guide you through the complexities of life and provide you with tools to improve your mental well-being.
Rozanna Niazi of Fearless Counselling in Cardigan, Wales