Counselling in Gowerton

Photo of Vicki Johnstone, Psychologist in Gowerton, Wales
Vicki Johnstone
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Gowerton SA4
Waitlist for new clients
I am Vicki (she/her) a senior practitioner with 20 years of clinical experience within private, charitable, voluntary, judicial, health and social care sectors. I'm skilled at working with people throughout their lives; young adults currently make up most of my caseload, but I'm more than happy to work with people of any age. I have always been told that I am a warm, empathic, down to earth and non-judgemental person, with whom people feel at ease. I am open, honest, inclusive and respectful of diversity and able to provide evidence-based, compassionate support for a wide range of difficulties.
I am Vicki (she/her) a senior practitioner with 20 years of clinical experience within private, charitable, voluntary, judicial, health and social care sectors. I'm skilled at working with people throughout their lives; young adults currently make up most of my caseload, but I'm more than happy to work with people of any age. I have always been told that I am a warm, empathic, down to earth and non-judgemental person, with whom people feel at ease. I am open, honest, inclusive and respectful of diversity and able to provide evidence-based, compassionate support for a wide range of difficulties.
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Calming Tides Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gowerton SA4
I'm Carrie-ann, a qualified counsellor who focuses on finding out your needs and tailoring your therapy to match. Asking for support is never an easy task and often the hardest step we take. Making small changes to put yourself first, will have a positive impact on your wellbeing . The key to self development rests within our own self belief, resilience and internal reassurance. If we have a solid core and good foundations, it's easier to take on life's difficulties. I work with helping people build upon the strength in knowing who they are, in order to empower and build confidence.
I'm Carrie-ann, a qualified counsellor who focuses on finding out your needs and tailoring your therapy to match. Asking for support is never an easy task and often the hardest step we take. Making small changes to put yourself first, will have a positive impact on your wellbeing . The key to self development rests within our own self belief, resilience and internal reassurance. If we have a solid core and good foundations, it's easier to take on life's difficulties. I work with helping people build upon the strength in knowing who they are, in order to empower and build confidence.
07763 405027 View 07763 405027
Photo of Judith Collins, Counsellor in Gowerton, Wales
Judith Collins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gowerton SA4
As an experienced integrative counsellor I see clients come into therapy for many reasons from experiencing crisis, to feeling alone or feeling generally unhappy with their lives. Understanding the client need or goals allows me to use different approaches or techniques that are the most benefit to the client. As a counsellor I offer a safe non judgemental space allowing the client to explore and identify underlying causes and gain new insights into the way the client is feeling bringing about individual change and a more positive way of being.
As an experienced integrative counsellor I see clients come into therapy for many reasons from experiencing crisis, to feeling alone or feeling generally unhappy with their lives. Understanding the client need or goals allows me to use different approaches or techniques that are the most benefit to the client. As a counsellor I offer a safe non judgemental space allowing the client to explore and identify underlying causes and gain new insights into the way the client is feeling bringing about individual change and a more positive way of being.
01792 966436 View 01792 966436
Photo of Insideout Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Gowerton, Wales
Insideout Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gowerton SA4
Coming to therapy can seem like a big step. But in my experience with clients, it is usually the beginning of a liberating time when past and present concerns can be expressed and understood with emotions examined and transmuted. Learning how to accept and navigate difficult life situations can be really beneficial, as you discover what choices are available to you in how to handle difficult emotions and thought patterns. Many of our core beliefs were formed when we were young and not fully conscious of the choices we were making about our world. Therapy gives you the chance to look at yourself and your issues in new ways.
Coming to therapy can seem like a big step. But in my experience with clients, it is usually the beginning of a liberating time when past and present concerns can be expressed and understood with emotions examined and transmuted. Learning how to accept and navigate difficult life situations can be really beneficial, as you discover what choices are available to you in how to handle difficult emotions and thought patterns. Many of our core beliefs were formed when we were young and not fully conscious of the choices we were making about our world. Therapy gives you the chance to look at yourself and your issues in new ways.
01962 676199 View 01962 676199

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Helen Noble, Counsellor in Gowerton, Wales
Helen Noble
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA4  (Online Only)
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
01792 966437 View 01792 966437
Photo of Enlightened-therapy, Counsellor in Gowerton, Wales
Enlightened-therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA4
I am committed to providing clients a safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours without judgement. To explore issues that are causing challenges in your lives and look at how we might over come these. I offer counselling to individuals and couples of all genders. Short term or long term counselling. Whatever the issue is that brings you to counselling I work with you as an individual or couple. I have a special interest in relationship counselling. I can provide couples a safe space to have the conversation that really matters!
I am committed to providing clients a safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours without judgement. To explore issues that are causing challenges in your lives and look at how we might over come these. I offer counselling to individuals and couples of all genders. Short term or long term counselling. Whatever the issue is that brings you to counselling I work with you as an individual or couple. I have a special interest in relationship counselling. I can provide couples a safe space to have the conversation that really matters!
01792 966125 View 01792 966125
Photo of Hoskins Counselling, Counsellor in Gowerton, Wales
Hoskins Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA5
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.
01792 739701 View 01792 739701
Photo of Phil Owen in Gowerton, Wales
Phil Owen
Verified Verified
Swansea SA4
As a Blue Health Coach I specialise in Blue Health, a term that spans a range of research into the benefits of being in, near, on and under water… Whether that is: Natural water: lakes rivers streams the ocean – experiencing a range of sporting or leisure pursuits. I use Blue Health Science and the natural beach or coastal environment to work with my clients. For clients that would like to try, I also provide a more active Surf Therapy, where we use the activity as a way to experience flow state and mindfulness, improving physical and mental wellbeing. I am also qualified in EMDR, EFT and Recovery and Wellbeing Coaching.
As a Blue Health Coach I specialise in Blue Health, a term that spans a range of research into the benefits of being in, near, on and under water… Whether that is: Natural water: lakes rivers streams the ocean – experiencing a range of sporting or leisure pursuits. I use Blue Health Science and the natural beach or coastal environment to work with my clients. For clients that would like to try, I also provide a more active Surf Therapy, where we use the activity as a way to experience flow state and mindfulness, improving physical and mental wellbeing. I am also qualified in EMDR, EFT and Recovery and Wellbeing Coaching.
01792 949409 View 01792 949409
Photo of Growing Wings, Psychotherapist in Gowerton, Wales
Growing Wings
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA4
I'm Julie Shipton BSc (Hons) Psych, GMBPsS, PCBT (Foundation), CTP (Certified Trauma Professional), MNCPS (Acc.) and I'm a Trauma Psychotherapist and Humanistic Counsellor. My practice is built on a foundation of empathy and professionalism. I offer a range of therapeutic services to individuals of all ages. Whether you're an adult seeking a warm and supportive environment for self-discovery, a parent looking for help for your child, or a young person seeking emotional balance and resilience, I'm here to assist you. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy, tailored to your specific needs.
I'm Julie Shipton BSc (Hons) Psych, GMBPsS, PCBT (Foundation), CTP (Certified Trauma Professional), MNCPS (Acc.) and I'm a Trauma Psychotherapist and Humanistic Counsellor. My practice is built on a foundation of empathy and professionalism. I offer a range of therapeutic services to individuals of all ages. Whether you're an adult seeking a warm and supportive environment for self-discovery, a parent looking for help for your child, or a young person seeking emotional balance and resilience, I'm here to assist you. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy, tailored to your specific needs.
01792 949728 View 01792 949728
Photo of Bonita James, Counsellor in Gowerton, Wales
Bonita James
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea SA4
Hello & welcome. Please email any inquiries. Whatever you or your child are struggling with right now, I would be honoured to support you. I specialise in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults. But I am able to offer sessions to anyone interested. I offer F2F Sessions in a lovely, clean and quiet counselling room in central Swansea. I offer a relaxed, informal, non judgmental & safe place to explore your thoughts, feelings and anxieties. If you're nervous about opening up to friends, family or partners and think that sharing with a trained professional confidentially could help then please drop me an email.
Hello & welcome. Please email any inquiries. Whatever you or your child are struggling with right now, I would be honoured to support you. I specialise in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults. But I am able to offer sessions to anyone interested. I offer F2F Sessions in a lovely, clean and quiet counselling room in central Swansea. I offer a relaxed, informal, non judgmental & safe place to explore your thoughts, feelings and anxieties. If you're nervous about opening up to friends, family or partners and think that sharing with a trained professional confidentially could help then please drop me an email.
01792 989416 View 01792 989416
Photo of Victor John Payne, Psychologist in Gowerton, Wales
Victor John Payne
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Swansea SA4  (Online Only)
I try to create a safe, comfortable environment to help people with mental health issues.. I have experience of helping people with, trauma effects, borderline personality disorder, dissociation, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties.
I try to create a safe, comfortable environment to help people with mental health issues.. I have experience of helping people with, trauma effects, borderline personality disorder, dissociation, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties.
01792 739724 View 01792 739724
Photo of Hayley Male, Counsellor in Gowerton, Wales
Hayley Male
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea SA4
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
01443 706667 View 01443 706667
Photo of Nia Ward, Counsellor in Gowerton, Wales
Nia Ward
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea SA4
Croeso! My aim as a counsellor is to provide a sense of hope and healing, empowering clients to find resilience and strength amidst life's challenges. A nurturing and transformative experience leaving a lasting impact on individuals seeking support, creating positive change and instilling a sense of empowerment and well-being. I am dedicated and committed, going above and beyond to ensure clients receive the care they deserve. My experience and knowledge in suicide prevention and self-harm has enhanced my ability to help individuals in crisis.
Croeso! My aim as a counsellor is to provide a sense of hope and healing, empowering clients to find resilience and strength amidst life's challenges. A nurturing and transformative experience leaving a lasting impact on individuals seeking support, creating positive change and instilling a sense of empowerment and well-being. I am dedicated and committed, going above and beyond to ensure clients receive the care they deserve. My experience and knowledge in suicide prevention and self-harm has enhanced my ability to help individuals in crisis.
01792 949913 View 01792 949913
Photo of David Hingley, Counsellor in Gowerton, Wales
David Hingley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Pontarddulais SA4
In a session with me, I'll listen very carefully to the words you use and how they convey the feelings and thoughts that you express. I'll use my skills and experience to help you tell your story in a way that helps you to make sense of what has happened and what is happening to you. I'll ask you questions - lots of them, not because I need to know the answers to them, but to help you to think about yourself, your situation and your relationships in ways that you may not have thought about; to help you learn about yourself; and to help you find out who you have been, who you are now, and how you want to be in the future.
In a session with me, I'll listen very carefully to the words you use and how they convey the feelings and thoughts that you express. I'll use my skills and experience to help you tell your story in a way that helps you to make sense of what has happened and what is happening to you. I'll ask you questions - lots of them, not because I need to know the answers to them, but to help you to think about yourself, your situation and your relationships in ways that you may not have thought about; to help you learn about yourself; and to help you find out who you have been, who you are now, and how you want to be in the future.
01792 949730 View 01792 949730
Photo of Martina Wolter, Psychotherapist in Gowerton, Wales
Martina Wolter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA4
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I am a UKCP registered Systemic Family and Psychotherapist and Social Pedagogue. I work with individuals and families/groups and I believe that every person is unique and crucial in finding solutions that lead to positive change for you, your family, team or group. I work with clients with a variety of problems, too many to mention here, especially because they are all individual and subsequently perceived like that.
Hello, I am a UKCP registered Systemic Family and Psychotherapist and Social Pedagogue. I work with individuals and families/groups and I believe that every person is unique and crucial in finding solutions that lead to positive change for you, your family, team or group. I work with clients with a variety of problems, too many to mention here, especially because they are all individual and subsequently perceived like that.
01792 949152 View 01792 949152
Photo of TALK Therapies and Lifestyle Counselling, Psychologist in Gowerton, Wales
TALK Therapies and Lifestyle Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Pontarddulais SA4
I’m a Chartered Health Psychologist, EMDR therapist and Medical Hypnotherapist. Prior to opening my own practice I worked for the NHS within medical hospital settings. I am a member of the British Psychological Society and HCPC registered.
I’m a Chartered Health Psychologist, EMDR therapist and Medical Hypnotherapist. Prior to opening my own practice I worked for the NHS within medical hospital settings. I am a member of the British Psychological Society and HCPC registered.
01269 502028 View 01269 502028
Photo of Masoumeh Minou, Psychotherapist in Gowerton, Wales
Masoumeh Minou
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA4
Hi, my name is Dr Mas Minou and I'm a Behavioural Psychologist, Coach & Psychotherapist, MBACP. Our relationship with ourselves or with others, our health, financial situation, career, family, fitness can all get complicated. Within a safe and confidential space I offer effective and practical approaches to help you reach your desired outcomes. I apply relational approaches combined with psychologically-informed behaviour change techniques to help you work through any psychological problems you might be experiencing. Whether you are seeking change or want to leave behind shame, old hurt or work through your grief, I can help.
Hi, my name is Dr Mas Minou and I'm a Behavioural Psychologist, Coach & Psychotherapist, MBACP. Our relationship with ourselves or with others, our health, financial situation, career, family, fitness can all get complicated. Within a safe and confidential space I offer effective and practical approaches to help you reach your desired outcomes. I apply relational approaches combined with psychologically-informed behaviour change techniques to help you work through any psychological problems you might be experiencing. Whether you are seeking change or want to leave behind shame, old hurt or work through your grief, I can help.
01792 940896 View 01792 940896
Photo of Georgina Gray, Psychotherapist in Gowerton, Wales
Georgina Gray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA4
The reasons that people may seek therapy are very individual and personal - it may be due to emotional problems, anxiety, depression, substance use, early life experiences, trauma, or because of a feeling that life has somehow lost its balance. Yet many issues and problems are embedded within our wider social and cultural context. Adverse childhood experiences and other difficult or traumatic experiences later in life can have a profound effect on how we view ourselves, our relationship with others and the wider world, usually leading to a mixture of vulnerability as well as resilience. Therapies such as EMDR or CBT can help.
The reasons that people may seek therapy are very individual and personal - it may be due to emotional problems, anxiety, depression, substance use, early life experiences, trauma, or because of a feeling that life has somehow lost its balance. Yet many issues and problems are embedded within our wider social and cultural context. Adverse childhood experiences and other difficult or traumatic experiences later in life can have a profound effect on how we view ourselves, our relationship with others and the wider world, usually leading to a mixture of vulnerability as well as resilience. Therapies such as EMDR or CBT can help.
01570 940257 View 01570 940257
Photo of Helen Rees-Morgan, Counsellor in Gowerton, Wales
Helen Rees-Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gorseinon SA4
I am an integrative counsellor with 16 years experience. I combine extensive knowledge from different theories and approaches to tailor the client experience to their needs. I work with the client to identify the issues they would like to work on and the timescale in which they would like to do this, whether it be short term or longer work. I work with all ages and an extensive list of issues, some common issues I work with are Autism and ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide, stress, family issues, LGBTQ+ issues and Children and young people. Please contact me for a consultation to see if suitable.
I am an integrative counsellor with 16 years experience. I combine extensive knowledge from different theories and approaches to tailor the client experience to their needs. I work with the client to identify the issues they would like to work on and the timescale in which they would like to do this, whether it be short term or longer work. I work with all ages and an extensive list of issues, some common issues I work with are Autism and ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide, stress, family issues, LGBTQ+ issues and Children and young people. Please contact me for a consultation to see if suitable.
01792 966172 View 01792 966172
Photo of Sally Jenkins, Counsellor in Gowerton, Wales
Sally Jenkins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA4
It is ok to need help and support sometimes, I provide a warm and confidential space where clients can talk openly and freely, without judgment. As an integrative therapist I have many different models of working to suit each client as I believe that all of us are unique. I can help you learn about yourself and the relationships around you, seeing a different perspective is often very powerful. I believe in empowering my clients with the tools they need for change and moving forward. I am positive and nurturing, I use humour and occasional challenging to build a trusting relationship where clients can explore their thoughts
It is ok to need help and support sometimes, I provide a warm and confidential space where clients can talk openly and freely, without judgment. As an integrative therapist I have many different models of working to suit each client as I believe that all of us are unique. I can help you learn about yourself and the relationships around you, seeing a different perspective is often very powerful. I believe in empowering my clients with the tools they need for change and moving forward. I am positive and nurturing, I use humour and occasional challenging to build a trusting relationship where clients can explore their thoughts
01792 989360 View 01792 989360

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Gowerton

< 10

Counsellors in Gowerton who prioritize treating:

75% Bereavement
50% Depression
50% Anxiety
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Self Esteem
25% Relationship Issues
25% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

12 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Gowerton see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Gowerton?

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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.