Domestic Abuse Counselling in Swansea

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Linda Ann Doran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1  (Online Only)
I have specialised in counselling clients who have been affected by childhood sexual abuse and traumatic grief but also have experience of working with a wide range of issues.
Hi, I am a specialist sexual trauma therapist and clinical supervisor with 25 years experience in counselling and 9 years experience in providing clinical supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors. I have 20 years experience working with clients who have suffered with childhood sexual abuse and rape and five years working with complex grief issues. I welcome lgbtq + and neuro diverse clients. I believe each client is unique and create an individual model of therapy to suit each clients personality and presenting issue. I offer a safe and non judgmental space in which to explore your difficulties.
I have specialised in counselling clients who have been affected by childhood sexual abuse and traumatic grief but also have experience of working with a wide range of issues.
Hi, I am a specialist sexual trauma therapist and clinical supervisor with 25 years experience in counselling and 9 years experience in providing clinical supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors. I have 20 years experience working with clients who have suffered with childhood sexual abuse and rape and five years working with complex grief issues. I welcome lgbtq + and neuro diverse clients. I believe each client is unique and create an individual model of therapy to suit each clients personality and presenting issue. I offer a safe and non judgmental space in which to explore your difficulties.
01792 966288 View 01792 966288
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Sally Jenkins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
Whatever the reason you would like to have someone to talk to, anxiety, trauma, sexuality, loneliness, covid, abuse the list goes on, I am an effective therapist who will be by your side to help you find coping strategies and positive changes in your life.
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
Whatever the reason you would like to have someone to talk to, anxiety, trauma, sexuality, loneliness, covid, abuse the list goes on, I am an effective therapist who will be by your side to help you find coping strategies and positive changes in your life.
It is ok to need help and support sometimes, I provide a warm and confidential space where clients can talk openly and freely, without judgment. As an integrative therapist I have many different models of working to suit each client as I believe that all of us are unique. I can help you learn about yourself and the relationships around you, seeing a different perspective is often very powerful. I believe in empowering my clients with the tools they need for change and moving forward. I am positive and nurturing, I use humour and occasional challenging to build a trusting relationship where clients can explore their thoughts
01792 989360 View 01792 989360
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Mair Llewellyn
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
I specialise in working with adults and young people living with the effects of the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, rape, and sexual assault. You may be living with overwhelming anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, self-harm, addictions, and suicidal thoughts. Sometimes you might feel as though you don't know who you are or that you have no worth. I can also work with you if you've experienced other types of trauma or if you're feeling paralysed or overwhelmed by your emotions or having difficulty coping with everyday life and you don't know the reason why and you don't know how to make a change.
I specialise in working with adults and young people living with the effects of the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, rape, and sexual assault. You may be living with overwhelming anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, self-harm, addictions, and suicidal thoughts. Sometimes you might feel as though you don't know who you are or that you have no worth. I can also work with you if you've experienced other types of trauma or if you're feeling paralysed or overwhelmed by your emotions or having difficulty coping with everyday life and you don't know the reason why and you don't know how to make a change.
01792 342371 View 01792 342371
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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.
01792 949306 View 01792 949306
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Ella Beatrice George
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA6
Counselling for Couples & Individuals - I am deeply committed to therapy and its transformative potential in helping individuals navigate through challenging life experiences such as abuse, neglect, trauma, and loss. These encounters often shape one's perception of the world and impact relationships profoundly. In my practice, I provide a secure, non-judgmental environment where you can freely explore your struggles and cultivate fresh perspectives. With extensive experience, I specialise in assisting individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, as well as relationship and trust issues.
Counselling for Couples & Individuals - I am deeply committed to therapy and its transformative potential in helping individuals navigate through challenging life experiences such as abuse, neglect, trauma, and loss. These encounters often shape one's perception of the world and impact relationships profoundly. In my practice, I provide a secure, non-judgmental environment where you can freely explore your struggles and cultivate fresh perspectives. With extensive experience, I specialise in assisting individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, as well as relationship and trust issues.
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Vanessa Margaret Evans
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
Hello, and a warm welcome! I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and EMDR therapist. I am a registered member with BACP, NCS and EMDR UK & Ireland. I have attended additional training in the Rewind Technique, DBT Essential Skills, PNMH, Trauma, CBT-T and Clinical Supervision. I have over 20 years experienced of counselling clients in different settings, presenting with a range of difficulties. For the past 9 years I have worked as Counsellor for the NHS, primary mental health and staff wellbeing across South Wales. I have a special interest in treating clients who have experienced Trauma & Work related issues/stress.
Hello, and a warm welcome! I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and EMDR therapist. I am a registered member with BACP, NCS and EMDR UK & Ireland. I have attended additional training in the Rewind Technique, DBT Essential Skills, PNMH, Trauma, CBT-T and Clinical Supervision. I have over 20 years experienced of counselling clients in different settings, presenting with a range of difficulties. For the past 9 years I have worked as Counsellor for the NHS, primary mental health and staff wellbeing across South Wales. I have a special interest in treating clients who have experienced Trauma & Work related issues/stress.
01792 949464 View 01792 949464
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Victor John Payne
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified 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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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.
07720 849263 View 07720 849263
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Jemila Thomas
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
My name is Jemila Thomas, I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and a full member of the BABCP (http://www.babcp.com/Default.aspx), which is a regulatory body, that ensures that I have the most up to date and relevant training, to be able to support my clients. I ensure that I create a non judgmental, calm and safe environment to explore and manage your difficulties. I Offer both CBT and EMDR.
My name is Jemila Thomas, I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and a full member of the BABCP (http://www.babcp.com/Default.aspx), which is a regulatory body, that ensures that I have the most up to date and relevant training, to be able to support my clients. I ensure that I create a non judgmental, calm and safe environment to explore and manage your difficulties. I Offer both CBT and EMDR.
01792 952407 x078110 View 01792 952407 x078110
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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
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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.
07546 614644 View 07546 614644
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Change4Me Counselling Service (MBACP, Accred)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified 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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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.
01792 940497 View 01792 940497
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Susan-Marie Meredith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
A qualified, professional counsellor/psychotherapist with a warm, gentle and compassionate approach, helping you to explore your issues in a sensitive way. In doing so you can expand your awareness, how to gain a different perspective, create healthy boundaries and help you grow from the inside out. I work with many issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, grief/loss, LGBTQ+ related issues. I also offer animal assisted therapy to individuals and groups, enabling you to interact with your pet in a different way, helping to support your mental health and well-being.
A qualified, professional counsellor/psychotherapist with a warm, gentle and compassionate approach, helping you to explore your issues in a sensitive way. In doing so you can expand your awareness, how to gain a different perspective, create healthy boundaries and help you grow from the inside out. I work with many issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, grief/loss, LGBTQ+ related issues. I also offer animal assisted therapy to individuals and groups, enabling you to interact with your pet in a different way, helping to support your mental health and well-being.
01792 343470 View 01792 343470
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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.
01792 949353 View 01792 949353
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Helen Rees-Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
I am an integrative counsellor with 16 years experience. I combine extensive knowledge from different theories and approaches to tailor the client experience to their needs. I work with the client to identify the issues they would like to work on and the timescale in which they would like to do this, whether it be short term or longer work. I work with all ages and an extensive list of issues, some common issues I work with are Autism and ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide, stress, family issues, LGBTQ+ issues and Children and young people. Please contact me for a consultation to see if suitable.
I am an integrative counsellor with 16 years experience. I combine extensive knowledge from different theories and approaches to tailor the client experience to their needs. I work with the client to identify the issues they would like to work on and the timescale in which they would like to do this, whether it be short term or longer work. I work with all ages and an extensive list of issues, some common issues I work with are Autism and ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide, stress, family issues, LGBTQ+ issues and Children and young people. Please contact me for a consultation to see if suitable.
01792 966172 View 01792 966172
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Tracey Curtis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea SA5
As a therapist working in South West Wales, I specialize in face-to-face therapy, as well as seeing clients online, either for the short-term, or long-term, where sessions are open-ended. Whatever has brought you to counselling, together we will work to empower you to discover yourself and find solutions, as needed.
As a therapist working in South West Wales, I specialize in face-to-face therapy, as well as seeing clients online, either for the short-term, or long-term, where sessions are open-ended. Whatever has brought you to counselling, together we will work to empower you to discover yourself and find solutions, as needed.
01269 505834 View 01269 505834
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Jo Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
I'm Jo and 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'm Jo and 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.
01792 342536 View 01792 342536
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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.
01792 739758 View 01792 739758
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Elen Thomas
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA3
I am a qualified psychotherapist, couple's therapist and fully trained clinical supervisor, offering a private space in my garden studio, where together we can explore whatever brings you to therapy. By learning to understand what drives us, we are able to change and grow.... and most importantly, learn what to do when we get ‘stuck'. I recognise that the first steps in counselling are often not easy, so will make sure we go at a pace that suits you; therapy can be short or long term, we can decide this as we go along. I trained in Emotion Focussed Therapy which works on the premise that our emotions guide everything we do.
I am a qualified psychotherapist, couple's therapist and fully trained clinical supervisor, offering a private space in my garden studio, where together we can explore whatever brings you to therapy. By learning to understand what drives us, we are able to change and grow.... and most importantly, learn what to do when we get ‘stuck'. I recognise that the first steps in counselling are often not easy, so will make sure we go at a pace that suits you; therapy can be short or long term, we can decide this as we go along. I trained in Emotion Focussed Therapy which works on the premise that our emotions guide everything we do.
01792 940431 View 01792 940431
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Domestic Abuse Counsellors

What are the most effective ways to recover from domestic abuse?

Leaving an abusive relationship requires tremendous courage, so survivors in treatment should recognise that they have already completed the most important step. Still, the trauma of physical or emotional abuse can be difficult to process and overcome. Therapy can help survivors process trauma, grief, and difficult emotions, treat relevant mental health symptoms, and create a new framework for boundaries and relationships in the future. For some, support groups can also be an invaluable outlet for healing.

When should an individual seek help for domestic abuse?

Victims of intimate partner violence should seek help immediately. It can take substantial time, planning, energy, and courage to leave an abusive relationship, but starting the process—by seeking therapy, calling the domestic violence hotline, or simply confiding in a loved one—will help them get there. Those who have left abusive relationships but haven’t sought treatment can also greatly benefit from therapy to process and heal from the experience.

What are the consequences of staying in an abusive relationship?

Remaining in an abusive relationship has serious repercussions. In addition to the ongoing threat of physical danger and emotional abuse, research shows that intimate partner violence is associated with a range of mental health disorders including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and substance abuse. Therefore it’s important for individuals in an abusive relationship to seek help as soon as possible.

How can you get domestic abuse treatment for someone else?

It can be very complicated to identify and leave an abusive relationship; barriers include the threat of violence, financial instability, and family pressures. Those concerned about a loved one in an abusive relationship should talk to them about the situation, provide them with resources such as the domestic violence hotline, and introduce the idea of seeing a therapist due to their concern for the person’s safety and well-being.