Counselling in Port Talbot

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The Hawthorn Tree Therapy Service
MSc
Verified
Port Talbot SA12
I’m an accredited Psychotherapist specialising in EMDR, CBT and DBT. Experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults. I’m also a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 19 years of experience working in the NHS. My specialties include working with trauma, C-PTSD, Eating disorders and phobias including emetophobia, Also working with children who have experienced bullying, attachment issues, looked after children or who experience fear’s related to school.
I’m an accredited Psychotherapist specialising in EMDR, CBT and DBT. Experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults. I’m also a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 19 years of experience working in the NHS. My specialties include working with trauma, C-PTSD, Eating disorders and phobias including emetophobia, Also working with children who have experienced bullying, attachment issues, looked after children or who experience fear’s related to school.
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Janaina Cristian Mahe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Port Talbot SA12
I work extremely well with emotions allowing you to activate and focus on your emotional state and thus helping you to change problematic emotional situations or unwanted self- experiences. In our therapy sessions we can use your emotions as the path in which will direct us to what is important for you. Also, through this knowledge you can find out what you need to do, find out who you are and hopefully become that person. However, the therapeutic work with emotions takes place in your own time, only when you feel ready to explore and express your emotional state.
I work extremely well with emotions allowing you to activate and focus on your emotional state and thus helping you to change problematic emotional situations or unwanted self- experiences. In our therapy sessions we can use your emotions as the path in which will direct us to what is important for you. Also, through this knowledge you can find out what you need to do, find out who you are and hopefully become that person. However, the therapeutic work with emotions takes place in your own time, only when you feel ready to explore and express your emotional state.
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City Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Port Talbot SA12
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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Lisa Margaret Gilchrist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Port Talbot SA12
Hi, I'm an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, having had my own practice since 1999. I work with individuals, couples, children, young people and families. I specialise in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), providing sessions in a warm, non-judgemental and solution focussed environment. Please don't worry about taking the step to get you to where you want to be, I'll work with you, at your own pace and together we'll find a solution to how you are feeling.
Hi, I'm an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, having had my own practice since 1999. I work with individuals, couples, children, young people and families. I specialise in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), providing sessions in a warm, non-judgemental and solution focussed environment. Please don't worry about taking the step to get you to where you want to be, I'll work with you, at your own pace and together we'll find a solution to how you are feeling.
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Amanda Blackhall, The Counselling Room
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Port Talbot SA12
Hello and welcome. I’m Amanda, one of the counsellors that practices at The Counselling Room in Swansea. Counselling is about you and me talking about what is troubling you and finding a way we can work things out together. I believe that developing a trusting and empathic relationship with a counsellor is an essential part of that process. We all have the potential to be and do things differently but may not always realise that. I hope that counselling will help you to reach an acceptance and understanding of who you are, and that change is possible.
Hello and welcome. I’m Amanda, one of the counsellors that practices at The Counselling Room in Swansea. Counselling is about you and me talking about what is troubling you and finding a way we can work things out together. I believe that developing a trusting and empathic relationship with a counsellor is an essential part of that process. We all have the potential to be and do things differently but may not always realise that. I hope that counselling will help you to reach an acceptance and understanding of who you are, and that change is possible.
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David Hingley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Port Talbot SA12
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.
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Vicky Procter
Art Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Port Talbot SA12
My name is Vicky and I am a highly empathic and professional psychotherapist. I am psychodynamically trained which means I can help you to explore how you have learnt to relate to the world, to others and how the world relates back to you. We often hold onto past or recent trauma and it shapes how we feel, think and behave, often resulting in unhealthy defences. I can help you to unravel this and be more at peace with the world. I have experience of helping clients living with psychosis, disordered eating, low self-esteem, bereavement, personality disorders, abusive relationships and learning difficulties to name just a few.
My name is Vicky and I am a highly empathic and professional psychotherapist. I am psychodynamically trained which means I can help you to explore how you have learnt to relate to the world, to others and how the world relates back to you. We often hold onto past or recent trauma and it shapes how we feel, think and behave, often resulting in unhealthy defences. I can help you to unravel this and be more at peace with the world. I have experience of helping clients living with psychosis, disordered eating, low self-esteem, bereavement, personality disorders, abusive relationships and learning difficulties to name just a few.
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Nicholas John Hopkins
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Port Talbot SA12
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor, where the goal is to support my client on the path to self-discovery and personal growth. No one person is the same and I believe this should be embraced when it comes to therapy. With a non-judgemental approach to counselling, my goal is to help you better understand yourself and empower you to deal with issues that life may create, to do this I try to be adaptive and find a process that suits you.
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor, where the goal is to support my client on the path to self-discovery and personal growth. No one person is the same and I believe this should be embraced when it comes to therapy. With a non-judgemental approach to counselling, my goal is to help you better understand yourself and empower you to deal with issues that life may create, to do this I try to be adaptive and find a process that suits you.
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Insideout Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Port Talbot SA12
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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David Lloyd-Brown
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Port Talbot SA12
Hello, my name is David and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. The fact that you’re considering seeing a counsellor means that you’re unhappy with a part of your life, whether it be an unfulfilling relationship, an uncertainty about career or lifestyle choices, or thoughts and behaviours that inhibit your ability to lead the life that you once dared to imagine. The pandemic has also forced people to look again at their life and reappraise what they really want from it.
Hello, my name is David and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. The fact that you’re considering seeing a counsellor means that you’re unhappy with a part of your life, whether it be an unfulfilling relationship, an uncertainty about career or lifestyle choices, or thoughts and behaviours that inhibit your ability to lead the life that you once dared to imagine. The pandemic has also forced people to look again at their life and reappraise what they really want from it.
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Bob Mattingly
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Port Talbot SA13
Sometimes in life we get stuck in patterns which, though once useful ways of being and relating, have now outgrown their usefulness to us, perhaps beginning to get in our way even. Psychotherapy can offer both the space to express, grasp and understand these patterns and then the support and challenge to grow in ways which seem right for you. I draw on a range of sources to bring my curiosity to meet you as a whole person. I am interested in your thoughts, your feelings, your actions and what may be going on in your body as well as what may emerge in the here and now of our relationship.
Sometimes in life we get stuck in patterns which, though once useful ways of being and relating, have now outgrown their usefulness to us, perhaps beginning to get in our way even. Psychotherapy can offer both the space to express, grasp and understand these patterns and then the support and challenge to grow in ways which seem right for you. I draw on a range of sources to bring my curiosity to meet you as a whole person. I am interested in your thoughts, your feelings, your actions and what may be going on in your body as well as what may emerge in the here and now of our relationship.
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Brian Beamish
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Talbot SA12
Our relationships are fundamental to our lives, whether that’s with our family, friends or colleagues. They can bring us comfort and also anguish. I believe in three things: 1 - That our relationships can be key to a leading a fulfilling life. 2 - That where we come from informs who we are, but does not necessarily determine where we end up. 3 - That we each need to express who we are without fear of judgement. I will work with you, using the counselling relationship to mirror important relationships in your life, so that we can more easily see patterns of behaviour that no longer serve you.
Our relationships are fundamental to our lives, whether that’s with our family, friends or colleagues. They can bring us comfort and also anguish. I believe in three things: 1 - That our relationships can be key to a leading a fulfilling life. 2 - That where we come from informs who we are, but does not necessarily determine where we end up. 3 - That we each need to express who we are without fear of judgement. I will work with you, using the counselling relationship to mirror important relationships in your life, so that we can more easily see patterns of behaviour that no longer serve you.
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Lynette Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Port Talbot SA13
I am a fully qualified and experienced accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Level 7), providing a confidential and professional counselling service. My Counselling practice aims to give you the opportunity to explore your problems, distresses or any difficult situations that you are experiencing in a confidential, non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment. As a Counsellor I feel privileged to be part of your journey and work to facilitate you through your difficulties so that they become more manageable.
I am a fully qualified and experienced accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Level 7), providing a confidential and professional counselling service. My Counselling practice aims to give you the opportunity to explore your problems, distresses or any difficult situations that you are experiencing in a confidential, non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment. As a Counsellor I feel privileged to be part of your journey and work to facilitate you through your difficulties so that they become more manageable.
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Dr Gareth P Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Talbot SA12  (Online Only)
A lot of the time I work with people who need support with anxiety, PTSD, depression etc. If you need support with your daily life I can help. We can discuss your life, your wants, and where you would like to be when we have completed our sessions and I can support you in getting there. I use humour sometimes within my sessions but that's just a way of making our sessions supportive but fun. As you can see I have many therapy tools to help if needed. I have 18 years of experience in Psychology so you are in safe hands. Let me help you to be the person you want to be and live the best life you can.
A lot of the time I work with people who need support with anxiety, PTSD, depression etc. If you need support with your daily life I can help. We can discuss your life, your wants, and where you would like to be when we have completed our sessions and I can support you in getting there. I use humour sometimes within my sessions but that's just a way of making our sessions supportive but fun. As you can see I have many therapy tools to help if needed. I have 18 years of experience in Psychology so you are in safe hands. Let me help you to be the person you want to be and live the best life you can.
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Peggy Sweeney Bsc(Hons) Pgdip
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Port Talbot SA12
Emotional well being is something we can often take for granted, and more often than not we do not take time to attend to our emotional well being until we begin to struggle to maintain a balance. You may just need some space to reflect safely and without judgement. Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the pressures of life, stuck in a rut, repeating negative patterns, or trying to find a way out of anxiety or depression. Maybe you just don’t feel able to share your worries and concerns with those around you? Maybe you just don’t feel like ‘you’ and would like to explore why, or you have feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness.
Emotional well being is something we can often take for granted, and more often than not we do not take time to attend to our emotional well being until we begin to struggle to maintain a balance. You may just need some space to reflect safely and without judgement. Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the pressures of life, stuck in a rut, repeating negative patterns, or trying to find a way out of anxiety or depression. Maybe you just don’t feel able to share your worries and concerns with those around you? Maybe you just don’t feel like ‘you’ and would like to explore why, or you have feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Ramona Mihaela Scutea
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea SA8  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a bilingual (English & Romanian) highly skilled Counselling therapist working with NHS and private practice. My clinical work is informed by a range of treatment models, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational interviewing. I offer an integrative approach, adapting therapy according to each client's unique needs, which allows me to provide the best possible therapeutic experience for my clients
Hi, I am a bilingual (English & Romanian) highly skilled Counselling therapist working with NHS and private practice. My clinical work is informed by a range of treatment models, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational interviewing. I offer an integrative approach, adapting therapy according to each client's unique needs, which allows me to provide the best possible therapeutic experience for my clients
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Toby Messer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Swansea SA1
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in multiple approaches including trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including CBT, REBT and CAT and hold a integrative approach. As a therapist I have clinical experience working with adults with a range of issues including Trauma, attachment injuries, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, gaming addictions, substance misuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence.
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in multiple approaches including trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including CBT, REBT and CAT and hold a integrative approach. As a therapist I have clinical experience working with adults with a range of issues including Trauma, attachment injuries, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, gaming addictions, substance misuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence.
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Dave Wilde
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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.
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Helen Noble
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Swansea SA2  (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
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Roots&Wings Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swansea SA1
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Port Talbot

10+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in Port Talbot who prioritize treating:

80% Depression
80% Anxiety
73% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Peer Relationships
67% Stress
60% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
33% Other
33% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Port Talbot see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

58% Female
42% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Port Talbot?

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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.