Counselling in Swansea

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The Positive Psychology Company
MSc
Swansea SA3
Positive Psychology Practitioner (MSc.) and Personal Performance Coach (ICF Accredited) specialising in helping clients with long term wellbeing and success strategies, and implementation. Over the last decade have supported clients as they transitioned within various domains; including start ups, business owners, executives and those going through fertility treatment. 1:1 or group sessions available. Online or in person SA3. 1:1 Wellbeing weekends also available - now taking bookings for Wellbeing Weekends 2024. Feel free to reach out for an initial no obligation call today.
Positive Psychology Practitioner (MSc.) and Personal Performance Coach (ICF Accredited) specialising in helping clients with long term wellbeing and success strategies, and implementation. Over the last decade have supported clients as they transitioned within various domains; including start ups, business owners, executives and those going through fertility treatment. 1:1 or group sessions available. Online or in person SA3. 1:1 Wellbeing weekends also available - now taking bookings for Wellbeing Weekends 2024. Feel free to reach out for an initial no obligation call today.
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Dr Andrew G Thomas
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Swansea SA2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you someone navigating personal challenges and relationship problems, or just struggling with your mental health in general? I am a compassionate, evidence-informed therapist who can provide emotional warmth and support, while helping you with self-awareness and understanding the underlying reasons for your difficulties. If you want to gain insight into your psychology and make informed decisions to take positive steps towards growth, then my expertise in fostering self-awareness and supporting change can help equip you with the tools you need to thrive in life.
Are you someone navigating personal challenges and relationship problems, or just struggling with your mental health in general? I am a compassionate, evidence-informed therapist who can provide emotional warmth and support, while helping you with self-awareness and understanding the underlying reasons for your difficulties. If you want to gain insight into your psychology and make informed decisions to take positive steps towards growth, then my expertise in fostering self-awareness and supporting change can help equip you with the tools you need to thrive in life.
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Janaina Cristian Mahe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swansea SA1
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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Jo Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swansea SA1
I am a qualified psychotherapist working with adults and couples. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience working in many different areas including bereavement, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. I aim to form an open and genuine therapeutic relationship with you to offer guidance and support with whatever your needs are. I offer a non-judgemental and encouraging style to explore the concerns that bring you to seek counselling.
I am a qualified psychotherapist working with adults and couples. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience working in many different areas including bereavement, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. I aim to form an open and genuine therapeutic relationship with you to offer guidance and support with whatever your needs are. I offer a non-judgemental and encouraging style to explore the concerns that bring you to seek counselling.
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Stuart Forbes
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Swansea SA2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a highly experienced Psychologist and have worked in many areas, schools and homes across Wales and the UK during my career. During this time I have trained in and used a wide range of therapuetic techniques to help make a real difference in the lives of children, families and teachers I have worked with. I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and specialise in helping people with PTSD, fear, anxiety, anger or panic to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
I am a highly experienced Psychologist and have worked in many areas, schools and homes across Wales and the UK during my career. During this time I have trained in and used a wide range of therapuetic techniques to help make a real difference in the lives of children, families and teachers I have worked with. I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and specialise in helping people with PTSD, fear, anxiety, anger or panic to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
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Change4Me Counselling Service (MBACP, Accred)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Swansea SA2
Hi my name is Lindsey, I am an accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been in practice since 2012. I work with adults experiencing a range of issues including generalised anxiety, assertiveness issues,panic attacks, depression, PTSD, panic attacks, loss and bereavement. I offer a FREE 10 minute phone consultation. If you decide to have counselling with me, we will establish what you wish to achieve from counselling and we will work together in sessions to set a direction in moving forward towards your goal.
Hi my name is Lindsey, I am an accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been in practice since 2012. I work with adults experiencing a range of issues including generalised anxiety, assertiveness issues,panic attacks, depression, PTSD, panic attacks, loss and bereavement. I offer a FREE 10 minute phone consultation. If you decide to have counselling with me, we will establish what you wish to achieve from counselling and we will work together in sessions to set a direction in moving forward towards your goal.
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Masoumeh Minou
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Swansea SA2
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.
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Lisa Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swansea SA9
Hello and welcome. Are you struggling with an issue that's affecting your daily life? Or maybe you'd like to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe space. Life can be challenging at times, and dealing with worries on your own can feel overwhelming. As your counsellor, I offer a warm, confidential space to explore any difficulties without judgment. Together we can view things from different perspectives. Taking the first steps to a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, I'm here to support you in that process.
Hello and welcome. Are you struggling with an issue that's affecting your daily life? Or maybe you'd like to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe space. Life can be challenging at times, and dealing with worries on your own can feel overwhelming. As your counsellor, I offer a warm, confidential space to explore any difficulties without judgment. Together we can view things from different perspectives. Taking the first steps to a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, I'm here to support you in that process.
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Julie Gravelle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swansea SA1
I have 15 years of experience as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist and I know that the reason you are even reading this is because you or someone you know needs help. How do we start? A simple chat, either over the phone or online. We will discuss your worries or issues and together work out the best way forward. This may be just one method or a combination of therapies. You will be in control of this and it can be changed as we progress, I offer this in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Many of my clients choose to split sessions into 1/2hr Counselling and 1/2hr Hypnotherapy.
I have 15 years of experience as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist and I know that the reason you are even reading this is because you or someone you know needs help. How do we start? A simple chat, either over the phone or online. We will discuss your worries or issues and together work out the best way forward. This may be just one method or a combination of therapies. You will be in control of this and it can be changed as we progress, I offer this in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Many of my clients choose to split sessions into 1/2hr Counselling and 1/2hr Hypnotherapy.
01792 989364 View 01792 989364
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Catherine Thomas
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Swansea SA2
You may be struggling with life and all it involves, overwhelmed by emotions like anxiety and anger, and desperately trying to manage but constantly losing your grip. Or you may be using coping strategies that used to work - food, alcohol, or other substances - but now don't, or it may be those coping strategies are actually causing you more problems, but you don't know how to change. You may find it difficult to speak to others about your anxieties and difficulties and you feel alone and isolated in your struggle, powerless to make any lasting change.
You may be struggling with life and all it involves, overwhelmed by emotions like anxiety and anger, and desperately trying to manage but constantly losing your grip. Or you may be using coping strategies that used to work - food, alcohol, or other substances - but now don't, or it may be those coping strategies are actually causing you more problems, but you don't know how to change. You may find it difficult to speak to others about your anxieties and difficulties and you feel alone and isolated in your struggle, powerless to make any lasting change.
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Lynette Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Swansea SA7
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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Sally Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swansea SA2
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
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Photo of Sofia Ferreira, Counsellor in Swansea, Wales
Sofia Ferreira
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Swansea SA2
Waitlist for new clients
Throughout our life-time there will always come a time when we all struggle with issues. I believe that we always do the best we can when those issues arise, even though sometimes we haven’t yet develop the skills to deal with them in an effective and healthy way. I think that this is where counselling can help - I see my role as a provider of a safe non-judgemental place where learning, growth and change can happen. And everyone can do it, whether you are neurotypical or neurodivergent.
Throughout our life-time there will always come a time when we all struggle with issues. I believe that we always do the best we can when those issues arise, even though sometimes we haven’t yet develop the skills to deal with them in an effective and healthy way. I think that this is where counselling can help - I see my role as a provider of a safe non-judgemental place where learning, growth and change can happen. And everyone can do it, whether you are neurotypical or neurodivergent.
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Photo of Rosie Bufton, Psychotherapist in Swansea, Wales
Rosie Bufton
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
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.
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Photo of Nia Ward, Counsellor in Swansea, Wales
Nia Ward
Counsellor, MBACP
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.
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Photo of Hannah Roberts, Psychotherapist in Swansea, Wales
Hannah Roberts
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Swansea SA9
I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist in Emotion Focused Therapy and can work with children, young people and adults. My heart is to journey with the client in whatever they are experiencing. To help and support them through things and to assist in helping them process whatever they feel is going on for them. I have a passion for working with children and young people from ages 8-19 years of age. I am a counsellor at 4 high schools and use a range of therapy methods depending on the needs of the individual. I believe each young person is different and therefore focus my work on the individual need.
I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist in Emotion Focused Therapy and can work with children, young people and adults. My heart is to journey with the client in whatever they are experiencing. To help and support them through things and to assist in helping them process whatever they feel is going on for them. I have a passion for working with children and young people from ages 8-19 years of age. I am a counsellor at 4 high schools and use a range of therapy methods depending on the needs of the individual. I believe each young person is different and therefore focus my work on the individual need.
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Photo of Bob Mattingly, Counsellor in Swansea, Wales
Bob Mattingly
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Swansea SA3
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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Photo of Rebecca Jayne Morris, Psychotherapist in Swansea, Wales
Rebecca Jayne Morris
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea SA1
I work with young people aged 12 onwards, using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help treat symptoms of anxiety which will help them to see patterns in their thinking and behaviour which stop them living their best life!
I work with young people aged 12 onwards, using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help treat symptoms of anxiety which will help them to see patterns in their thinking and behaviour which stop them living their best life!
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Nicholas John Hopkins
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Swansea SA6
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.
01792 966120 View 01792 966120
Photo of Victor John Payne, Psychologist in Swansea, Wales
Victor John Payne
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Swansea SA1  (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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Swansea

80+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Swansea who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
79% Depression
79% Stress
73% Self Esteem
69% Bereavement
67% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

43% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
43% Aviva
43% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Swansea see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Swansea?

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.

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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.