Counselling in Wales

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Abby Sims
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Abby, a Person-Centered Counsellor. Currently Lead Counsellor within a mental health charity organisation & private practice. I'm a true believer that we all have the power within us to make the changes we need, to allow growth and progression.
Hello, I'm Abby, a Person-Centered Counsellor. Currently Lead Counsellor within a mental health charity organisation & private practice. I'm a true believer that we all have the power within us to make the changes we need, to allow growth and progression.
01597 737165 View 01597 737165
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Dr Jerome Mak
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
We encounter various kinds of difficulties and challenges every day. At times, it can be challenging to open up to others, therefore leading to feelings of confusion and a sense of powerlessness. Recently, many individuals from Hong Kong who have relocated to the UK have faced setbacks in their social, professional, or academic pursuits. Such challenges often stem from uncertainties surrounding self-image and self-worth while adapting to a new environment. If you find yourself in a similar situation, exploring yourself through psychological counseling can provide you with more effective means to understand and address these emotions
We encounter various kinds of difficulties and challenges every day. At times, it can be challenging to open up to others, therefore leading to feelings of confusion and a sense of powerlessness. Recently, many individuals from Hong Kong who have relocated to the UK have faced setbacks in their social, professional, or academic pursuits. Such challenges often stem from uncertainties surrounding self-image and self-worth while adapting to a new environment. If you find yourself in a similar situation, exploring yourself through psychological counseling can provide you with more effective means to understand and address these emotions
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Kim Atwell
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
My therapeutic approach is helpful to people experiencing emotional difficulties and looking to make changes from within. You might feel stuck and see obstacles in every direction, and feel unable to find a way forward, or you may be feeling overwhelmed and can’t find any clarity. This is where meaningful discussion with a skilled practitioner offers you a chance to spend concentrated time on yourself, which can help you gain deeper insight into the root of issues and give you greater clarity on your past and present. Short-term or open-ended sessions .
My therapeutic approach is helpful to people experiencing emotional difficulties and looking to make changes from within. You might feel stuck and see obstacles in every direction, and feel unable to find a way forward, or you may be feeling overwhelmed and can’t find any clarity. This is where meaningful discussion with a skilled practitioner offers you a chance to spend concentrated time on yourself, which can help you gain deeper insight into the root of issues and give you greater clarity on your past and present. Short-term or open-ended sessions .
01642 967166 View 01642 967166
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Gareth Dix
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31  (Online Only)
• Swift Response To Enquiries • Prompt Start • Grounded Approach • Online only • I have 12 years Counselling experience working in school, college, university, prison & NHS environments. I'm qualified as an Integrative Counsellor & can utilise different methods of therapy depending on the client’s individual needs. This is underpinned by my strong Person-Centred approach that results in my appointments being dynamic in nature because everyone is unique with their own problems & worries. I’m unapologetically geeky with interests including AI art, music, video games, memorabilia, science fiction & anything related to Marvel & DC.
• Swift Response To Enquiries • Prompt Start • Grounded Approach • Online only • I have 12 years Counselling experience working in school, college, university, prison & NHS environments. I'm qualified as an Integrative Counsellor & can utilise different methods of therapy depending on the client’s individual needs. This is underpinned by my strong Person-Centred approach that results in my appointments being dynamic in nature because everyone is unique with their own problems & worries. I’m unapologetically geeky with interests including AI art, music, video games, memorabilia, science fiction & anything related to Marvel & DC.
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Photo of Sara Sirati, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Sara Sirati
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and supervisor with extensive experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapies. I deliver mental health awareness sessions in a variety of organisations and guest lecture at u My line of expertise include: working with Trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, self-harm, Domestic Abuse, issues concerning gender, identity and sexuality, anxiety and depression. You may have existing experiences of counselling, or be completely new to counselling, nonetheless I am here to support you with any worries you may be having. I have experience of working with young people, as well as adults on a variety issues.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and supervisor with extensive experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapies. I deliver mental health awareness sessions in a variety of organisations and guest lecture at u My line of expertise include: working with Trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, self-harm, Domestic Abuse, issues concerning gender, identity and sexuality, anxiety and depression. You may have existing experiences of counselling, or be completely new to counselling, nonetheless I am here to support you with any worries you may be having. I have experience of working with young people, as well as adults on a variety issues.
029 2167 9526 View 029 2167 9526
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KHCounselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14
Hello and welcome, my name is Kath, and I am a qualified, trauma informed, person-centred Counsellor. At times we all face challenges and counselling can help if you are feeling overwhelmed or stuck, and it can help to talk to someone without any emotional attachment. Day to day life can bring with it challenges, which may leave you feeling stressed, low or anxious and this can impact on relationships, school, work and life in general. I can offer you a confidential safe space and time to explore whatever issues that you would like to bring, and open the chance to change, enabling you to live life as you wish to.
Hello and welcome, my name is Kath, and I am a qualified, trauma informed, person-centred Counsellor. At times we all face challenges and counselling can help if you are feeling overwhelmed or stuck, and it can help to talk to someone without any emotional attachment. Day to day life can bring with it challenges, which may leave you feeling stressed, low or anxious and this can impact on relationships, school, work and life in general. I can offer you a confidential safe space and time to explore whatever issues that you would like to bring, and open the chance to change, enabling you to live life as you wish to.
01446 500786 View 01446 500786
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Next Steps CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14
Next Steps CBT is a psychotherapy counselling practice providing cognitive behavioural therapy for adults. I treat a range of mild to moderate mental health conditions including: Low mood or depression, and anxiety disorders such as GAD, panic, SAD, PTSD, phobias and OCD. I can also support people who are experiencing difficulties due to the impacts of a long-term health condition, changes in life circumstances, bereavement, or increased levels of work stress.
Next Steps CBT is a psychotherapy counselling practice providing cognitive behavioural therapy for adults. I treat a range of mild to moderate mental health conditions including: Low mood or depression, and anxiety disorders such as GAD, panic, SAD, PTSD, phobias and OCD. I can also support people who are experiencing difficulties due to the impacts of a long-term health condition, changes in life circumstances, bereavement, or increased levels of work stress.
029 2271 4734 View 029 2271 4734
Photo of Dr Kate Rhodes Online Clinical Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Kate Rhodes Online Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Porthcawl CF36  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Kate, I'm a Clinical Psychologist offering remote video therapy to adults & young people across the UK. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and am now pleased to be able to offer help to those who need it in private practise. I have a particular interest in trauma and difficult life events and enjoy working with clients using EMDR to make huge changes to their lives. If you have experienced a one off traumatic incident, or have complex childhood experiences and relationships please do reach out to talk: I have helped many people to overcome the impact that such distressing events have had on their lives.
Hello, I'm Kate, I'm a Clinical Psychologist offering remote video therapy to adults & young people across the UK. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and am now pleased to be able to offer help to those who need it in private practise. I have a particular interest in trauma and difficult life events and enjoy working with clients using EMDR to make huge changes to their lives. If you have experienced a one off traumatic incident, or have complex childhood experiences and relationships please do reach out to talk: I have helped many people to overcome the impact that such distressing events have had on their lives.
01656 334536 View 01656 334536
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Fortitude Mums
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
Getting pregnant…giving birth…adjusting to being a parent…managing health and mood challenges…knowing what to do with your baby. It is full of expectations and adjustments which can leave us with overwhelming emotions. I know what this is like and have met so many Mums who feel the same. Hello, I am Dr Sarah-Louise Hurst and I am passionate about providing you with therapy to help you create the change you are looking for. I can provide a tailor made therapy plan and equip you with psychological tools to make your day-to-day and experience of motherhood increasingly meaningful.
Getting pregnant…giving birth…adjusting to being a parent…managing health and mood challenges…knowing what to do with your baby. It is full of expectations and adjustments which can leave us with overwhelming emotions. I know what this is like and have met so many Mums who feel the same. Hello, I am Dr Sarah-Louise Hurst and I am passionate about providing you with therapy to help you create the change you are looking for. I can provide a tailor made therapy plan and equip you with psychological tools to make your day-to-day and experience of motherhood increasingly meaningful.
029 2271 7171 View 029 2271 7171
Photo of Michele M Ryan, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Michele M Ryan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
What informs my practice is a concern for respecting and valuing difference and the importance of caring communication in all relationships. We work together to bring about your own awareness of what needs to change in order move on in your life. Sometimes we are overwhelmed at what is happening to us, or we feel we have no control over our own lives. We can explore new ways of understanding ourselves and our relationships so that we can influence or even change our future. My approach is to work in collaboration with you. I am not the expert in your life, you are, but we can both bring our knowledges and expertise into the relation
What informs my practice is a concern for respecting and valuing difference and the importance of caring communication in all relationships. We work together to bring about your own awareness of what needs to change in order move on in your life. Sometimes we are overwhelmed at what is happening to us, or we feel we have no control over our own lives. We can explore new ways of understanding ourselves and our relationships so that we can influence or even change our future. My approach is to work in collaboration with you. I am not the expert in your life, you are, but we can both bring our knowledges and expertise into the relation
07971 955730 View 07971 955730
Photo of Rhiannon Thomas, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Rhiannon Thomas
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Offering Online and Walk and Talk Therapy. I will provide a confidential and non-judgemental space where you can discuss anything that’s bothering you, whether it’s big or small. I aim to give you the tools to help you understand, use, and manage your own emotions in helpful way. These tools will help alleviate stress and will give you the ability to communicate more effectively, empathize with others, help build self-confidence, improve your relationships, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.
Offering Online and Walk and Talk Therapy. I will provide a confidential and non-judgemental space where you can discuss anything that’s bothering you, whether it’s big or small. I aim to give you the tools to help you understand, use, and manage your own emotions in helpful way. These tools will help alleviate stress and will give you the ability to communicate more effectively, empathize with others, help build self-confidence, improve your relationships, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.
01834 826732 View 01834 826732
Photo of Rob Leonard, MBACP, Counsellor
Rob Leonard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Neath SA11
We all need someone to talk to from time-to-time, but it is not always easy to find a safe and confidential space - where you can be listened to completely and without judgement. This is what I can offer you. I won't tell you what to do but, together, we can explore your current difficulties and find a way forward that is right for you. And along the way, you might learn something new and exciting about yourself!
We all need someone to talk to from time-to-time, but it is not always easy to find a safe and confidential space - where you can be listened to completely and without judgement. This is what I can offer you. I won't tell you what to do but, together, we can explore your current difficulties and find a way forward that is right for you. And along the way, you might learn something new and exciting about yourself!
01792 940899 View 01792 940899
Photo of Ben Garner, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Ben Garner
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Risca NP11
Hi, my name is Ben, I'm an accredited counsellor and I have experience in working with issues such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, anger, suicidal thoughts, workplace unhappiness, relationship problems and breakups. I will provide you with the space to explore your own emotions and feelings and help you develop a better understanding of yourself. In exploring your individuality, our focus together will be on discovering what is fulfilling and purposeful for you, whilst also finding new ways to process and address the challenges life can bring our way.
Hi, my name is Ben, I'm an accredited counsellor and I have experience in working with issues such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, anger, suicidal thoughts, workplace unhappiness, relationship problems and breakups. I will provide you with the space to explore your own emotions and feelings and help you develop a better understanding of yourself. In exploring your individuality, our focus together will be on discovering what is fulfilling and purposeful for you, whilst also finding new ways to process and address the challenges life can bring our way.
07463 644230 View 07463 644230
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Stone by Stone Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newport NP18
Would you like a safe, confidential space to get things off your chest? Are you a parent/carer who would like a non-judgemental space to explore the pressures of balancing your work and home-life? Would you like to speak to someone who is experienced in neurodiversity and able to adapt sessions to meet your needs? Is life feeling confusing for you? Do you feel overwhelmed and experiencing emotions that you are struggling to process?
Would you like a safe, confidential space to get things off your chest? Are you a parent/carer who would like a non-judgemental space to explore the pressures of balancing your work and home-life? Would you like to speak to someone who is experienced in neurodiversity and able to adapt sessions to meet your needs? Is life feeling confusing for you? Do you feel overwhelmed and experiencing emotions that you are struggling to process?
01633 603240 View 01633 603240
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Donna Jackson
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I work with children, adolescents and adults who experience a range of difficulties including depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, social Anxiety, General Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trauma, disordered eating and eating Disorders. I work in a non judgemental and compassionate manner and believe that the therapeutic relationship is a vital ingredient in supporting clients to identify and work towards their goals and changes desired.
I work with children, adolescents and adults who experience a range of difficulties including depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, social Anxiety, General Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trauma, disordered eating and eating Disorders. I work in a non judgemental and compassionate manner and believe that the therapeutic relationship is a vital ingredient in supporting clients to identify and work towards their goals and changes desired.
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Prof Mel Williams
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
My practice and my life experience has taught me that life challenges such as trauma and/or loss can also be accompanied by feelings of injustice, of shame, powerlessness and anger. My training has emphasised the need to provide a safe and welcoming space for clients to unravel the labyrinth of hurts and anxieties which underlie their difficulties, helping them without judgement towards identifying needs, goals and new meanings in life. My background as an academic teaching subjects linking ethics, psychology and law has highlighted the very powerful emotions and traumas which may spring from the difficulties of everyday life.
My practice and my life experience has taught me that life challenges such as trauma and/or loss can also be accompanied by feelings of injustice, of shame, powerlessness and anger. My training has emphasised the need to provide a safe and welcoming space for clients to unravel the labyrinth of hurts and anxieties which underlie their difficulties, helping them without judgement towards identifying needs, goals and new meanings in life. My background as an academic teaching subjects linking ethics, psychology and law has highlighted the very powerful emotions and traumas which may spring from the difficulties of everyday life.
01570 940256 View 01570 940256
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Mind Monmouthshire
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Counselling can be a scary process; our counsellors are skilled at helping you relax so you can talk about the problems you are having at the moment. We will offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore the problems you are facing and ways to help you move forward away from them. Within our team we can offer you a wide range of different counselling styles to help you get back on track as soon as possible and away from any emotional distress you have been feeling.
Counselling can be a scary process; our counsellors are skilled at helping you relax so you can talk about the problems you are having at the moment. We will offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore the problems you are facing and ways to help you move forward away from them. Within our team we can offer you a wide range of different counselling styles to help you get back on track as soon as possible and away from any emotional distress you have been feeling.
01873 776097 View 01873 776097
Photo of El Davis, MA, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
El Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14
I offer a welcoming space for you to explore whatever is happening in your life and support you to face difficult circumstances, feelings and relationships, finding new perspectives and resources. I use Processwork, a creative approach to therapy and facilitation, to help clients work things through in a professional and confidential space. During sessions we bring awareness to what's happening, leading to learning and change. In particular, paying attention to disturbances can hold the key to discovering new ways of being in the world.
I offer a welcoming space for you to explore whatever is happening in your life and support you to face difficult circumstances, feelings and relationships, finding new perspectives and resources. I use Processwork, a creative approach to therapy and facilitation, to help clients work things through in a professional and confidential space. During sessions we bring awareness to what's happening, leading to learning and change. In particular, paying attention to disturbances can hold the key to discovering new ways of being in the world.
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Photo of David Carvalho, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
David Carvalho
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
At times of feeling low or anxious we often think, “what’s the point of trying it won’t make any difference”, leading to feelings of depression, sadness, fear and tearfulness. This then leads to changes in our behaviour such as withdrawing from others or staying in bed as we mull things over in our heads which makes us feel worse. Additionally, past trauma issues can often leave us feeling overwhelmed or with experiences of flashbacks and nightmares. Relationship issues left unresolved often leave us with a sense of helplessness and relationship breakdown leave us feel confused. Does this sound familiar to you?
At times of feeling low or anxious we often think, “what’s the point of trying it won’t make any difference”, leading to feelings of depression, sadness, fear and tearfulness. This then leads to changes in our behaviour such as withdrawing from others or staying in bed as we mull things over in our heads which makes us feel worse. Additionally, past trauma issues can often leave us feeling overwhelmed or with experiences of flashbacks and nightmares. Relationship issues left unresolved often leave us with a sense of helplessness and relationship breakdown leave us feel confused. Does this sound familiar to you?
0117 325 6741 View 0117 325 6741
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Rainbow Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome to Rainbow Counselling. Rainbow Counselling was created to offer clients a safe space to explore and work on their difficulties, whilst being fully supported, and heard, without judgement.
Hello and welcome to Rainbow Counselling. Rainbow Counselling was created to offer clients a safe space to explore and work on their difficulties, whilst being fully supported, and heard, without judgement.
01745 777973 View 01745 777973

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Wales who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aviva
53% Bupa
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Wales see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wales?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.