About me

Hi! I’m Preeya Vara, a Counselling Psychologist based in Wales, UK. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile.  I understand that taking the initial step of seeking support is often the hardest part of the journey and having the courage to ask for help takes incredible strength, so good on you!  I believe that everyone deserves the chance of a brighter and fulfilling life and with the right skills, resources and support, the possibilities of personal growth and development are limitless.  With over 12 years of experience working in the National Health Service and with a homelessness charity, I have had the privilege of working with young people and adults from a range of backgrounds and cultures. Being South Asian myself, I am acutely aware of nuanced South Asian living, the dark side, the light side and all of the colours in between.  Relationships from early childhood and throughout our lives play an integral part in our makeup, our mindset and our overall development.  They can make us and they can break us highlighting why the journey towards developing a healthier relationship with ourselves is so important.

I have had the experience of working with people with a range of difficulty from anxiety and depression to relational problems and trauma. With a number of therapy trainings including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing treatment, there are many options to an integrative approach in working.  Through therapy, the goal is to help you understand your difficulties and give you skills to help you cope with them effectively so you can live a more purposeful life.

Qualifications & Practice Details

Years in Practice: 12

Member: British Psychological Society (BPS), Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC)

Additional Credentials:

CBT, EMDR, DBT, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, MBCT, Person centred approaches, ACT

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Young People
Session Types