Somatic Counselling in Neath

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City Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Neath SA10
At City Counselling Services we pride ourselves in offering a professional and caring service. We provide counselling in Swansea and offer weekend and evening sessions. We have both male and female qualified counsellors working towards accreditation, and are registered members of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Disabled Access and parking nearby. If you would like more information or would like to book an appointment please call: 01792 824590 or 07837920234 (office hours 9am to 7pm)
At City Counselling Services we pride ourselves in offering a professional and caring service. We provide counselling in Swansea and offer weekend and evening sessions. We have both male and female qualified counsellors working towards accreditation, and are registered members of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Disabled Access and parking nearby. If you would like more information or would like to book an appointment please call: 01792 824590 or 07837920234 (office hours 9am to 7pm)
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Tammy Allen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Neath SA10
Hi I'm Tam. Firstly, I would like to say well done on finding the courage, and starting the process in searching and asking for help, this can at times be the most difficult part. The foundations of my work are built on the Person-Centred Approach and I aim to work and walk alongside you as we explore your problems, distresses or difficult situations you are experiencing. We will work together, to gain a better understanding of the difficulties that can present themselves regarding trauma and loss, self-identity, low self-esteem, anxiety, and making sense of the purpose of life ahead.
Hi I'm Tam. Firstly, I would like to say well done on finding the courage, and starting the process in searching and asking for help, this can at times be the most difficult part. The foundations of my work are built on the Person-Centred Approach and I aim to work and walk alongside you as we explore your problems, distresses or difficult situations you are experiencing. We will work together, to gain a better understanding of the difficulties that can present themselves regarding trauma and loss, self-identity, low self-esteem, anxiety, and making sense of the purpose of life ahead.
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The Family and Therapy Wellbeing Clinic
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Neath SA10
At Family and Therapy, we provide comprehensive support for individuals of all ages, from young children to adults, embracing families and couples across Wales and online. Our approach is holistic and tailored, ensuring that every person, regardless of their age or stage in life, receives the support and care they need to thrive. Our team of professionals is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where individuals can explore, grow, play and heal.
At Family and Therapy, we provide comprehensive support for individuals of all ages, from young children to adults, embracing families and couples across Wales and online. Our approach is holistic and tailored, ensuring that every person, regardless of their age or stage in life, receives the support and care they need to thrive. Our team of professionals is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where individuals can explore, grow, play and heal.
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Insideout Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Neath SA10
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.
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Indigo Tree Counselling & Coaching Consultancy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA3
I work with individuals, couples, groups and organisations. My therapeutic style is embedded in relationship and engagement. Therefore if you experience challenges with relationship or communication, this is my strength. Following 20 years of experience within NHS, private practice and educational organisations I utilize somatic psychology, human development and potential along with creative methodologies. Ultimately, uncovering potential, dealing with unhelpful behaviours, improving communication skills and building foundations toward the relationships that you desire.
I work with individuals, couples, groups and organisations. My therapeutic style is embedded in relationship and engagement. Therefore if you experience challenges with relationship or communication, this is my strength. Following 20 years of experience within NHS, private practice and educational organisations I utilize somatic psychology, human development and potential along with creative methodologies. Ultimately, uncovering potential, dealing with unhelpful behaviours, improving communication skills and building foundations toward the relationships that you desire.
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Calm Waters Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA10
My ideal client is someone who has decided that they need help with their particular issues. They have been struggling with these for some time and now have decided that they are prepared to engage with me and overcome or come to terms with their issues.
My ideal client is someone who has decided that they need help with their particular issues. They have been struggling with these for some time and now have decided that they are prepared to engage with me and overcome or come to terms with their issues.
01656 334562 View 01656 334562
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El Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore whatever is happening in your life and support you to face difficult circumstances, feelings and relationships by finding new perspectives and developing inner and outer resources. I use Processwork, a creative approach to therapy, to help you to work things through. During sessions we try things out, bringing awareness to what's happening, leading to learning and change. In particular, paying attention to disturbances and finding out how to transform these experiences can hold the key to discovering new ways of being in the world.
I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore whatever is happening in your life and support you to face difficult circumstances, feelings and relationships by finding new perspectives and developing inner and outer resources. I use Processwork, a creative approach to therapy, to help you to work things through. During sessions we try things out, bringing awareness to what's happening, leading to learning and change. In particular, paying attention to disturbances and finding out how to transform these experiences can hold the key to discovering new ways of being in the world.
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Photo of Sex And Relationship Therapist Deonne Wales, COSRT Accred, Counsellor
Sex And Relationship Therapist Deonne Wales
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
I offer you a unique therapeutic space in which we can discuss the difficulties that you may be having in your sex and relationship life. It is completely normal to have difficulty at some point in our lives but most of us may struggle to find someone that we feel comfortable with or trust to help us. We will work together to address any areas where you may feel stuck. I believe in establishing clear goals, helping you define your short, medium and long term aspirations for therapy. I welcome individuals and couples of all sexual orientations, gender identities and sexualities.
I offer you a unique therapeutic space in which we can discuss the difficulties that you may be having in your sex and relationship life. It is completely normal to have difficulty at some point in our lives but most of us may struggle to find someone that we feel comfortable with or trust to help us. We will work together to address any areas where you may feel stuck. I believe in establishing clear goals, helping you define your short, medium and long term aspirations for therapy. I welcome individuals and couples of all sexual orientations, gender identities and sexualities.
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Let's Talk Therapy Wales
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
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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Growing Wings
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA4
I'm Julie Shipton MA, 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 MA, 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.
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Dave Wilde
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
I specialise in complex PTSD, including sexual, emotional and physical abuse. I also have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders and working with trainee counsellors and couples. I will work with you to explore your issues, and help you understand what changes you can make to feel better about yourself and your relationships. My background of working in the public and voluntary sectors, as well as teaching and student support in further and higher education, has given me over 20 years' experience of working with people who need help with with a range of mental health issues.
I specialise in complex PTSD, including sexual, emotional and physical abuse. I also have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders and working with trainee counsellors and couples. I will work with you to explore your issues, and help you understand what changes you can make to feel better about yourself and your relationships. My background of working in the public and voluntary sectors, as well as teaching and student support in further and higher education, has given me over 20 years' experience of working with people who need help with with a range of mental health issues.
01792 720287 View 01792 720287
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Rosie Bufton
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
I have extensive experience working as a creative therapist and solution focused therapist with children, young people and adults. As a neurodivergent person I have lived experience of the challenges that can come up when you experience the world differently, so I offer an understanding space for those who feel excluded, lonely and overwhelmed by the world. I have extensive experience working with those recovering from trauma and complex trauma, using creative methods to find expression for experiences. For couples and families I offer solution focused sessions to improve communications and ways of being together.
I have extensive experience working as a creative therapist and solution focused therapist with children, young people and adults. As a neurodivergent person I have lived experience of the challenges that can come up when you experience the world differently, so I offer an understanding space for those who feel excluded, lonely and overwhelmed by the world. I have extensive experience working with those recovering from trauma and complex trauma, using creative methods to find expression for experiences. For couples and families I offer solution focused sessions to improve communications and ways of being together.
01792 949829 View 01792 949829

Online Therapists

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Wendy Harvey
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hereford HR4
I specialise in working with couples and individuals from a holistic/mindfulness perspective. I have over 25 years of experience of accompanying people of all ages with every kind of issue on their journeys of self-exploration. My original training was with Relate and I have since trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Somatic Trauma Work, Whole Body Focusing and Craniosacral Therapy. I have an interest in working with family relationship issues with Family Systems, Family Constellations and Non-Violent Communication approaches. I have a longstanding meditation and spiritual practice which is the foundation for my work.
I specialise in working with couples and individuals from a holistic/mindfulness perspective. I have over 25 years of experience of accompanying people of all ages with every kind of issue on their journeys of self-exploration. My original training was with Relate and I have since trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Somatic Trauma Work, Whole Body Focusing and Craniosacral Therapy. I have an interest in working with family relationship issues with Family Systems, Family Constellations and Non-Violent Communication approaches. I have a longstanding meditation and spiritual practice which is the foundation for my work.
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Sormila Saha
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Torquay TQ1  (Online Only)
I offer and integrate the following approaches into my practice: - CBT, CFT , EMDR and Somatic Trauma Therapy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years of experience working in the NHS , within the Secondary Adult Mental health services. I am experienced in providing psychological therapies to individual presenting with distressing emotions and a wide range of difficulties due to the impact of adverse life events both in childhood and in adult life. My special interest is in working in trauma, with issues around sense of self, feelings of guilt and shame and relationship with self and others.
I offer and integrate the following approaches into my practice: - CBT, CFT , EMDR and Somatic Trauma Therapy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years of experience working in the NHS , within the Secondary Adult Mental health services. I am experienced in providing psychological therapies to individual presenting with distressing emotions and a wide range of difficulties due to the impact of adverse life events both in childhood and in adult life. My special interest is in working in trauma, with issues around sense of self, feelings of guilt and shame and relationship with self and others.
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Rhian Kivits
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Looe PL13  (Online Only)
I combine my professional therapeutic skills with my study of complementary approaches to relationships, intimacy and sexuality, somatic therapies and emotional healing.
I run an independent, premium service for couples who want to solve problems, improve their sex lives and restore loving connection in their relationships. I also offer a service for individuals recovering from the devastating impact of narcissistic abuse and toxic relationships.
I combine my professional therapeutic skills with my study of complementary approaches to relationships, intimacy and sexuality, somatic therapies and emotional healing.
I run an independent, premium service for couples who want to solve problems, improve their sex lives and restore loving connection in their relationships. I also offer a service for individuals recovering from the devastating impact of narcissistic abuse and toxic relationships.
01503 770700 View 01503 770700
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Ina Susanne Thomson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newport SA42
Do you suffer with anxiety or depression, overwhelm, high sensitivity? Do you feel you are not living your life to its full potential? I've worked therapeutically with clients for over twenty five years and have special training in trauma and somatic trauma regulation. I hold a space for you without judgment as well as focusing on your unique creative potential. We are exposed to many different stresses these days. I listen carefully to help you identify recurring themes and the way you relate to people and the world. I also offer Equine assisted therapy a unique way of understanding yourself through your connection with the horses.
Do you suffer with anxiety or depression, overwhelm, high sensitivity? Do you feel you are not living your life to its full potential? I've worked therapeutically with clients for over twenty five years and have special training in trauma and somatic trauma regulation. I hold a space for you without judgment as well as focusing on your unique creative potential. We are exposed to many different stresses these days. I listen carefully to help you identify recurring themes and the way you relate to people and the world. I also offer Equine assisted therapy a unique way of understanding yourself through your connection with the horses.
01348 437235 View 01348 437235
Photo of Grace McIntyre, MA, HCPC-Art Therap., Psychotherapist
Grace McIntyre
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Pitchcombe GL6
Coach + Mediator + Therapist "I am a passionate creative, and have committed a decade working therapeutically in private residential trauma clinics, the NHS, secondary schools and my own business Resonate Therapy LTD. I bring all the skills of a specialist trauma therapist, that has worked extensively with neurodiversity and complex needs. By harmonising together a robust psychologically informed somatic based therapy programme. I specialise in supporting building meta-perspective of individual and collective systems. Are you ready to shift your life on a cellular, neuroplastic dimension?"
Coach + Mediator + Therapist "I am a passionate creative, and have committed a decade working therapeutically in private residential trauma clinics, the NHS, secondary schools and my own business Resonate Therapy LTD. I bring all the skills of a specialist trauma therapist, that has worked extensively with neurodiversity and complex needs. By harmonising together a robust psychologically informed somatic based therapy programme. I specialise in supporting building meta-perspective of individual and collective systems. Are you ready to shift your life on a cellular, neuroplastic dimension?"
01235 424339 View 01235 424339
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Rebecca Leakey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Faringdon SN7
I draw on a variety of approaches in my work including internal family systems therapy and somatic experiencing .
I am an approachable, experienced and professional psychotherapist. I work in an integrative way to ensure I can meet the unique and individual needs of each client. I have extensive experience working with client’s who are experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties in a variety of settings. My areas of experience and expertise include; trauma (inc. PTSD, CPTSD, DID) depression, low mood, shame and low self worth, attachment and relational trauma, phobias, anxiety, dual diagnosis and all aspects of addictive behaviour including eating disorders.
I draw on a variety of approaches in my work including internal family systems therapy and somatic experiencing .
I am an approachable, experienced and professional psychotherapist. I work in an integrative way to ensure I can meet the unique and individual needs of each client. I have extensive experience working with client’s who are experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties in a variety of settings. My areas of experience and expertise include; trauma (inc. PTSD, CPTSD, DID) depression, low mood, shame and low self worth, attachment and relational trauma, phobias, anxiety, dual diagnosis and all aspects of addictive behaviour including eating disorders.
01367 709278 View 01367 709278
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Laurel Tester
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hereford HR1
Increasing somatic awareness and forming a fluid interplay between the mind and body is an important aspect of the work that I offer.
I have a special interest in intergenerational and relational trauma. This includes working with mothers to heal their own 'mother wound,' and also working with men on internalised messages of masculinity, identity and intimacy.
Increasing somatic awareness and forming a fluid interplay between the mind and body is an important aspect of the work that I offer.
I have a special interest in intergenerational and relational trauma. This includes working with mothers to heal their own 'mother wound,' and also working with men on internalised messages of masculinity, identity and intimacy.
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Matilda Tonkin Wells
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Dogmaels SA43
I have completed a variety of trainings and combine practices drawn from Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Ecotherapy, Trauma informed therapy and Somatic practice.
My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in establishing sustainable relationships to self, others and the world in which we dwell. Through a creative, body based approach, I can offer you a space to meet what is challenging or what weighs upon you and nourish what helps you feel well, resourced and grounded. In our sessions you can expect talking, moving, art making and creative writing but the way the sessions unfold will be guided by you and your process.
I have completed a variety of trainings and combine practices drawn from Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Ecotherapy, Trauma informed therapy and Somatic practice.
My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in establishing sustainable relationships to self, others and the world in which we dwell. Through a creative, body based approach, I can offer you a space to meet what is challenging or what weighs upon you and nourish what helps you feel well, resourced and grounded. In our sessions you can expect talking, moving, art making and creative writing but the way the sessions unfold will be guided by you and your process.
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How does somatic therapy work?

Somatic therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on how the body and mind are interconnected. In this approach, physical symptoms are addressed because they may in fact signal emotional distress. Somatic therapists combine mindfulness, talk therapy, breathwork, yoga, dance, and physical manipulations of the body to help patients become more attuned to what their body is telling them.

Is EMDR a somatic therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of somatic therapy, as it incorporates mental and physical principles. EMDR involves remembering a traumatic experience while allowing one’s eyes to track a side-to-side visual stimulus from a therapist. This lateral eye movement is believed to diminish the painful power of the memory so that it can be discussed with a therapist.

Is somatic therapy evidence-based?

Somatic therapy has been researched and studied, and some forms of somatic therapy are found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Because somatic therapy encompasses many techniques, some, such as EMDR and meditation, have been studied more than others.

What is somatic trauma therapy?

Somatic trauma therapy is based on the idea that when people experience trauma, they can become stuck in the “freeze” part of a “fight, flight, or freeze” response. In this state, trauma can manifest itself both mentally and physically—through tension in the muscles, anxiety, and stress. Popular forms of somatic trauma therapy include EMDR, sensorimotor therapy, and somatic experiencing.