Counselling in Carmarthenshire

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Photo of Susie Bates, MBACP, Counsellor
Susie Bates
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We all have struggles in our lives, there may be present day issues or difficulties arising from your past which are causing you distress or leaving you feeling stuck. You may have low mood, anxiety, struggling in relationships or be experiencing symptoms of trauma. Together we can explore ways to ease your difficulties that best suit you as an individual. We will work at your own pace in a way which feels safe and comfortable for you.
We all have struggles in our lives, there may be present day issues or difficulties arising from your past which are causing you distress or leaving you feeling stuck. You may have low mood, anxiety, struggling in relationships or be experiencing symptoms of trauma. Together we can explore ways to ease your difficulties that best suit you as an individual. We will work at your own pace in a way which feels safe and comfortable for you.
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Photo of Kirsty Wilson - KL'S Therapy, MBACP, Counsellor
KL'S Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Through Darkness to Light, We Journey Together, At KL'S Therapy my style of working is based on the Humanistic, Person Centered and Integrative approach. My work is tailored to you and I can help you by offering a safe/ non-judgmental and confidential space.
Through Darkness to Light, We Journey Together, At KL'S Therapy my style of working is based on the Humanistic, Person Centered and Integrative approach. My work is tailored to you and I can help you by offering a safe/ non-judgmental and confidential space.
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Zoe Prosser
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Carmarthen SA33  (Online Only)
Treatment Focus: My focus as a mental health therapist is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. 96% of my clients return after an initial sessions. On average my clients work for 8 sessions. I have experience of working with clients in a long term approach.
Treatment Focus: My focus as a mental health therapist is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. 96% of my clients return after an initial sessions. On average my clients work for 8 sessions. I have experience of working with clients in a long term approach.
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Emma Fox
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with children, young people and adults. As well as having a successful private practice, I also was an experienced school-based counsellor who has worked with comprehensive and primary school-aged children. My specialist areas include; Anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self esteem, loss, trauma, self compassion and relationships with self and others.
I work with children, young people and adults. As well as having a successful private practice, I also was an experienced school-based counsellor who has worked with comprehensive and primary school-aged children. My specialist areas include; Anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self esteem, loss, trauma, self compassion and relationships with self and others.
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John Priestley
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Carmarthen SA32  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My initial training was as a Jungian analyst with the British Association of Psychotherapy, now the British Psychotherapy Foundation. I have subsequently trained as a Schema Therapist with Jeff Young in New York. I am registered with the UKCP, the BCP, the ISST and I am a fellow of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My initial training was as a Jungian analyst with the British Association of Psychotherapy, now the British Psychotherapy Foundation. I have subsequently trained as a Schema Therapist with Jeff Young in New York. I am registered with the UKCP, the BCP, the ISST and I am a fellow of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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Karina Varrie-Lawrence
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
I understand that contemplating counselling can be a daunting experience, but I want to reassure you that I can offer a confidential and non-judgemental space for you to be listened to. Each session is led by you and at a pace that feels comfortable. I firmly believe the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative one, and we can work together to explore your feelings and emotions within a safe and supportive setting, and take the first steps towards healing and growth. I previously worked as a teacher, so I am fully aware of how stress and anxiety can have a fundamental impact on securing a manageable work-life balance.
I understand that contemplating counselling can be a daunting experience, but I want to reassure you that I can offer a confidential and non-judgemental space for you to be listened to. Each session is led by you and at a pace that feels comfortable. I firmly believe the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative one, and we can work together to explore your feelings and emotions within a safe and supportive setting, and take the first steps towards healing and growth. I previously worked as a teacher, so I am fully aware of how stress and anxiety can have a fundamental impact on securing a manageable work-life balance.
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Jacqueline Ann Turner
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
As a Psychotherapist Traumatologist I specialise in the treatment of Trauma, PTSD, and C-PTSD. Following the NICE guidelines, for the safe and effective treatment of all trauma related issues and related co-morbid symptoms. Collaboratively formulating a treatment plan in a three phase approach to recovery. Harnessing the tools and resources necessary to face and move beyond current difficulties, specifically addressing the problems that are causing distress and holding you back in life, improving your psychological, physical and emotional wellbeing. Accessing safe authentic connection to your self, others and the world around you.
As a Psychotherapist Traumatologist I specialise in the treatment of Trauma, PTSD, and C-PTSD. Following the NICE guidelines, for the safe and effective treatment of all trauma related issues and related co-morbid symptoms. Collaboratively formulating a treatment plan in a three phase approach to recovery. Harnessing the tools and resources necessary to face and move beyond current difficulties, specifically addressing the problems that are causing distress and holding you back in life, improving your psychological, physical and emotional wellbeing. Accessing safe authentic connection to your self, others and the world around you.
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Gareth Huw Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello! I am a Professional Integrative counsellor and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). There is a strong person centred element to the way i work, but I also combine different modalities, according to the need of the individual. I believe everyone has the resources within them to grow and become more fulfilled. My focus is developing an atmosphere of trust, where self-acceptance and psychological healing can take place. We will work together in an environment free from negativity and judgement, where you can safely explore your issues and emotions.
Hello! I am a Professional Integrative counsellor and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). There is a strong person centred element to the way i work, but I also combine different modalities, according to the need of the individual. I believe everyone has the resources within them to grow and become more fulfilled. My focus is developing an atmosphere of trust, where self-acceptance and psychological healing can take place. We will work together in an environment free from negativity and judgement, where you can safely explore your issues and emotions.
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Photo of Luisa Davies - Let's Talk Therapy Wales, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Let's Talk Therapy Wales
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I'm Luisa and I'm a qualified psychotherapist, based in South West Wales, experienced in working with many forms of emotional distress. My approach comes from a person-centred and emotion focussed standpoint, with a keen interest in a holistic approach. Through gentle exploration in a warm and safe environment, I open the space for you to explore your situation at your own pace, without judgement, recognising each individual's subjective experience. With my experience in the creative industry, I love to hear about your creative interests and encourage you to use these in your therapy journey, if you so wish.
I'm Luisa and I'm a qualified psychotherapist, based in South West Wales, experienced in working with many forms of emotional distress. My approach comes from a person-centred and emotion focussed standpoint, with a keen interest in a holistic approach. Through gentle exploration in a warm and safe environment, I open the space for you to explore your situation at your own pace, without judgement, recognising each individual's subjective experience. With my experience in the creative industry, I love to hear about your creative interests and encourage you to use these in your therapy journey, if you so wish.
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Photo of Nicola Sutton - Sutton Psychology Practice, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych., Psychologist
Sutton Psychology Practice
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Llanelli SA15  (Online Only)
Are your emotions out of control? Do you want to get off the rollercoaster of highs and lows? Are your thoughts and feelings sometimes so overwhelming you’d do anything to escape from them? Are you struggling to get on with other people? Are difficult experiences replaying over and over in your mind; maybe feeling as though they're happening all over again? Many people experience these kinds of difficulties. Perhaps you've had very difficult experiences in life - maybe they've been long-lasting experiences over many years, or maybe they've been one-off events that you're struggling to overcome. Either way, therapy can help you!
Are your emotions out of control? Do you want to get off the rollercoaster of highs and lows? Are your thoughts and feelings sometimes so overwhelming you’d do anything to escape from them? Are you struggling to get on with other people? Are difficult experiences replaying over and over in your mind; maybe feeling as though they're happening all over again? Many people experience these kinds of difficulties. Perhaps you've had very difficult experiences in life - maybe they've been long-lasting experiences over many years, or maybe they've been one-off events that you're struggling to overcome. Either way, therapy can help you!
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Photo of Trish's Counselling Practice, ACC Reg, Counsellor
Trish's Counselling Practice
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Are you feeling confused, anxious or depressed? Do you lack confidence or self-esteem? Have you recently lost someone close to you and feeling overwhelmed with grief? Would you like to be able to talk through your thoughts, feelings and experiences and work towards change?
Are you feeling confused, anxious or depressed? Do you lack confidence or self-esteem? Have you recently lost someone close to you and feeling overwhelmed with grief? Would you like to be able to talk through your thoughts, feelings and experiences and work towards change?
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Photo of Martin Bramidge, MBACP, Counsellor
Martin Bramidge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Llanelli SA15  (Online Only)
As a qualified Counsellor I am able to help with issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and addictions amongst others. However, my Person-Centred approach does not exclude other problems or issues which may affect us at some time in our lives and I work with each individual to deal with the issues affecting them. I am trained in an “Integrative” style which means I can choose from a range of ways of working. This could include, for example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, using elements of creative therapies or Transactional Analysis (TA). We can decide between us which approach works best for you.
As a qualified Counsellor I am able to help with issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and addictions amongst others. However, my Person-Centred approach does not exclude other problems or issues which may affect us at some time in our lives and I work with each individual to deal with the issues affecting them. I am trained in an “Integrative” style which means I can choose from a range of ways of working. This could include, for example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, using elements of creative therapies or Transactional Analysis (TA). We can decide between us which approach works best for you.
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Photo of Post Natal Depression Counsellor Katie Leatham, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Post Natal Depression Counsellor Katie Leatham
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
You are probably feeling very upset, alone and confused, maybe even ashamed and wondering if counselling could help? Everyone who comes to therapy has a unique set of issues but the underlying need to share the distress and be understood, is true for everyone. If you are struggling with parenting, postnatal depression, miscarriage or your identity during a life transition, you are not alone. I have lots of experience working with women (and men) who are struggling with life and want to feel better than they currently do. I also help younger people and teens who may have self esteem issues, feel sad, anxious or be self harming.
You are probably feeling very upset, alone and confused, maybe even ashamed and wondering if counselling could help? Everyone who comes to therapy has a unique set of issues but the underlying need to share the distress and be understood, is true for everyone. If you are struggling with parenting, postnatal depression, miscarriage or your identity during a life transition, you are not alone. I have lots of experience working with women (and men) who are struggling with life and want to feel better than they currently do. I also help younger people and teens who may have self esteem issues, feel sad, anxious or be self harming.
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Photo of Henk Smit, MBACP, Counsellor
Henk Smit
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Henk. I provide individual and couples counselling. As a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, I offer non-judgmental acceptance, empathic understanding and sincerity. This helps build a trusting relationship in which you feel comfortable exploring anything that is on your mind, but also helps you find your own answers by helping you get a deeper understanding of what is going on for you. You may feel low, anxious, worthless, lost, easily overwhelmed, not knowing which direction to take, or how to cope with what life has thrown your way.
Hello, my name is Henk. I provide individual and couples counselling. As a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, I offer non-judgmental acceptance, empathic understanding and sincerity. This helps build a trusting relationship in which you feel comfortable exploring anything that is on your mind, but also helps you find your own answers by helping you get a deeper understanding of what is going on for you. You may feel low, anxious, worthless, lost, easily overwhelmed, not knowing which direction to take, or how to cope with what life has thrown your way.
01550 912280 View 01550 912280
Photo of John Dray, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
John Dray
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
I work mainly with people who identify as LGBTQ+. Typically I work with people who are exploring identity, depression, anxiety, trauma and how this affects relationships. I work alongside people to help them identify the way they work and help them come to a better understanding of themselves and how they relate to others.
I work mainly with people who identify as LGBTQ+. Typically I work with people who are exploring identity, depression, anxiety, trauma and how this affects relationships. I work alongside people to help them identify the way they work and help them come to a better understanding of themselves and how they relate to others.
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Photo of Sarah Louise Langstaff, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Sarah Louise Langstaff
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified Counsellor and a Psychotherapist in clinical training. I have experience supporting people suffering from anxiety, work-related stress, depression, panic attacks, OCD and PTSD. I work with clients who want more confidence and wish to make different life choices. I also offer counselling to couples who are having difficulties or who simply want more insight into their relationship dynamics. I have experience working with clients who experience anxiety and teach my clients simple and effective grounding and mindful tools.
I am a qualified Counsellor and a Psychotherapist in clinical training. I have experience supporting people suffering from anxiety, work-related stress, depression, panic attacks, OCD and PTSD. I work with clients who want more confidence and wish to make different life choices. I also offer counselling to couples who are having difficulties or who simply want more insight into their relationship dynamics. I have experience working with clients who experience anxiety and teach my clients simple and effective grounding and mindful tools.
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Photo of Ananya Poppy Reynolds - Roots&Wings Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
Roots&Wings Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
The Counselling that I offer will be built around your needs, desires and areas of interest. I am looking to build a safe and trusting relationship where you can bring your whole self including the parts of you that possibly you hide away from others.
The Counselling that I offer will be built around your needs, desires and areas of interest. I am looking to build a safe and trusting relationship where you can bring your whole self including the parts of you that possibly you hide away from others.
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Photo of Liz Pilley - NeuroReflections, Counsellor
NeuroReflections
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ammanford SA18  (Online Only)
Realising you're autistic or have ADHD, especially as an adult, can be challenging and liberating, but there's often a lot to process - things to look back on and interpret through your new lens, new knowledge to integrate and apply for a happier future, as well as thinking about how things are working for you in the present. I can help you through this process, using a mix of counselling, coaching, psycho-education, and my own lived experience of going through the same process. Neurodivergent people often have issues finding a therapist who really "gets" them. Who better than another neurodivergent person?
Realising you're autistic or have ADHD, especially as an adult, can be challenging and liberating, but there's often a lot to process - things to look back on and interpret through your new lens, new knowledge to integrate and apply for a happier future, as well as thinking about how things are working for you in the present. I can help you through this process, using a mix of counselling, coaching, psycho-education, and my own lived experience of going through the same process. Neurodivergent people often have issues finding a therapist who really "gets" them. Who better than another neurodivergent person?
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Hoskins Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I am Adlerian trained but work as an integrative counsellor, in the Swansea and Carmarthen areas.
I am Adlerian trained but work as an integrative counsellor, in the Swansea and Carmarthen areas.
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Photo of Elizabeth Anne Van Rein, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Elizabeth Anne Van Rein
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Elizabeth is an advanced accredited Psychotherapist, accredited Master Hypnotherapist and is a senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She specialises in abuse, trauma, identity disorders, disassociated amnesia, anxiety, stress, phobias, depression and suicidal thoughts.. Elizabeth has a keen interest in the relationship between Neuroscience and Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and our self belief systems and perceptions. She firmly believes that the advantages of counselling and psychotherapy give us a clear insight to the true essence of ourselves, unhindered by the fast pace of the modern environment.
Elizabeth is an advanced accredited Psychotherapist, accredited Master Hypnotherapist and is a senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She specialises in abuse, trauma, identity disorders, disassociated amnesia, anxiety, stress, phobias, depression and suicidal thoughts.. Elizabeth has a keen interest in the relationship between Neuroscience and Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and our self belief systems and perceptions. She firmly believes that the advantages of counselling and psychotherapy give us a clear insight to the true essence of ourselves, unhindered by the fast pace of the modern environment.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Carmarthenshire

50+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in Carmarthenshire who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
81% Self Esteem
79% Depression
71% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Bereavement
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aviva
50% Bupa
33% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Carmarthenshire see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
31% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Carmarthenshire?

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.