Counselling in Swansea

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Tammy Allen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA9
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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Karen Ford
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Karen, I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred). I have over 18 years of counselling experience working with a wide range of issues including loss and bereavement, anxiety/stress, depression, relationships, abuse and trauma. Life can bring a variety of challenges which can sometimes leave us feeling confused, defeated and lost. My aim is to provide a safe, confidential space where I can support you with whatever difficulties and challenges you might be facing and find more positive ways of managing these.
Hi my name is Karen, I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred). I have over 18 years of counselling experience working with a wide range of issues including loss and bereavement, anxiety/stress, depression, relationships, abuse and trauma. Life can bring a variety of challenges which can sometimes leave us feeling confused, defeated and lost. My aim is to provide a safe, confidential space where I can support you with whatever difficulties and challenges you might be facing and find more positive ways of managing these.
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Janaina Cristian Mahe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified 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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Hayleigh Isaac
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
Do you sometimes feel alone, with no one to lean on for support? Do you feel overwhelmed by difficult or challenging life events and want help to feel like yourself again? Within a counselling session, I can support you as you explore and understand your situation, identify helpful techniques or coping strategies, and set and work towards personal goals. I provide support for a wide range of physical and emotional difficulties. I have specialist experience in supporting people living with chronic/long-term health conditions, and those who are bereaved or preparing for a bereavement.
Do you sometimes feel alone, with no one to lean on for support? Do you feel overwhelmed by difficult or challenging life events and want help to feel like yourself again? Within a counselling session, I can support you as you explore and understand your situation, identify helpful techniques or coping strategies, and set and work towards personal goals. I provide support for a wide range of physical and emotional difficulties. I have specialist experience in supporting people living with chronic/long-term health conditions, and those who are bereaved or preparing for a bereavement.
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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.
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Lisa Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified 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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The Family and Therapy Wellbeing Clinic
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
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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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.
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Rebecca Jayne Morris
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified 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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David Lloyd-Brown
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
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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Stuart Forbes
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified 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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Phil Owen
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
I am a Blue Health Coach also qualified in EMDR, EFT and Recovery and Wellbeing Coaching. I also practice the Birth Awareness 3 Step Process for dealing with Birth Trauma, and general trauma. 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 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 a Blue Health Coach also qualified in EMDR, EFT and Recovery and Wellbeing Coaching. I also practice the Birth Awareness 3 Step Process for dealing with Birth Trauma, and general trauma. 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 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.
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Nicholas John Hopkins
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA6  (Online Only)
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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Claire Lloyd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA7
It's not uncommon to reach a point in our lives where we are struggling, needing help to process thoughts and feelings or being faced with uncertainties. Talking can be a difficult thing to do especially when you are at a low point in your life, however with a safe confidential space and someone who can empathise with you along with being non judgemental this can be achieved.
It's not uncommon to reach a point in our lives where we are struggling, needing help to process thoughts and feelings or being faced with uncertainties. Talking can be a difficult thing to do especially when you are at a low point in your life, however with a safe confidential space and someone who can empathise with you along with being non judgemental this can be achieved.
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Bob Mattingly
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified 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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Lynette Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified 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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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.
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Mindrestwellbeingorg
Counsellor, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2  (Online Only)
I am an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor with an interest and passion in supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing with twelve years’ experience. I am fully qualified and accredited with the National Counselling Society and work with adult,couples and groups. I work in an integrative style using humanistic, deep listening techniques combined with some Gestalt work, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I work from my private practice situated in South Wales Swansea and am also happy to run zoom or telephone counselling sessions.
I am an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor with an interest and passion in supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing with twelve years’ experience. I am fully qualified and accredited with the National Counselling Society and work with adult,couples and groups. I work in an integrative style using humanistic, deep listening techniques combined with some Gestalt work, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I work from my private practice situated in South Wales Swansea and am also happy to run zoom or telephone counselling sessions.
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Sofia Ferreira
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified 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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Holli Yeoman
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
Psychotherapy offers the possibility of meeting some of the simple human needs that can be rare to find in today’s busy society. A space to be truly seen and heard; a space for the expression and unfolding of your true nature, for tuning in to your heart and soul, and for being welcomed just as you are.
Psychotherapy offers the possibility of meeting some of the simple human needs that can be rare to find in today’s busy society. A space to be truly seen and heard; a space for the expression and unfolding of your true nature, for tuning in to your heart and soul, and for being welcomed just as you are.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Swansea

90+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Swansea who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
78% Depression
74% Stress
72% Self Esteem
69% Bereavement
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
44% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
44% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Swansea see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.