Eating Disorders Counselling in Swansea

Photo of Catherine Thomas, Counsellor in Swansea, Wales
Catherine Thomas
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
If your issue is other people and how you relate to them, I can provide tools for better relationships, and my specialisms include eating disorders, alcohol and substance misuse.
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.
If your issue is other people and how you relate to them, I can provide tools for better relationships, and my specialisms include eating disorders, alcohol and substance misuse.
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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Calm Waters Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA10
Such issues can include, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Anger Management, , Trauma, Low-Self-Esteem, Career Issues, Sexual Orientation Concerns/Transition, Guilt, Lack of assertiveness,Stress, relationship concerns, Conflict, Spirituality, and Eating Disorders.
My ideal client is someone who has decided that they need help with their particular issues. They have been struggling with these for some time and now have decided that they are prepared to engage with me and overcome or come to terms with their issues.
Such issues can include, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Anger Management, , Trauma, Low-Self-Esteem, Career Issues, Sexual Orientation Concerns/Transition, Guilt, Lack of assertiveness,Stress, relationship concerns, Conflict, Spirituality, and Eating Disorders.
My ideal client is someone who has decided that they need help with their particular issues. They have been struggling with these for some time and now have decided that they are prepared to engage with me and overcome or come to terms with their issues.
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Toby Messer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Swansea SA1  (Online Only)
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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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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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.
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Photo of Sofia Ferreira, Counsellor in Swansea, Wales
Sofia Ferreira
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swansea SA2
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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City Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
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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Photo of Victor John Payne, Psychologist in Swansea, Wales
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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Photo of Janaina Cristian Mahe, Counsellor in Swansea, Wales
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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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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Photo of Lynette Evans, Counsellor in Swansea, Wales
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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Photo of Masoumeh Minou, Psychotherapist in Swansea, Wales
Masoumeh Minou
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified 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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Photo of Julie Gravelle, Counsellor in Swansea, Wales
Julie Gravelle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA10
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.
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Photo of Platfform Wellbeing in Swansea, Wales
Platfform Wellbeing
Verified Verified
Swansea SA6
Limited time offer - 50% off your first initial appointment. We have a large team of friendly and experienced counsellors. Whether there’s a specific challenge you’re facing, or you just aren’t feeling yourself right now, our counsellors work with you in a safe, confidential space It might be that you are struggling with anxiety, feeling low, grieving, or experiencing distressing thoughts. Or you may be looking to move forward and achieve your goals. Face-to-face counselling in Cardiff & Swansea or remote sessions. Our counsellors can work with individuals, couples and children.
Limited time offer - 50% off your first initial appointment. We have a large team of friendly and experienced counsellors. Whether there’s a specific challenge you’re facing, or you just aren’t feeling yourself right now, our counsellors work with you in a safe, confidential space It might be that you are struggling with anxiety, feeling low, grieving, or experiencing distressing thoughts. Or you may be looking to move forward and achieve your goals. Face-to-face counselling in Cardiff & Swansea or remote sessions. Our counsellors can work with individuals, couples and children.
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Photo of Hoskins Counselling, Counsellor in Swansea, Wales
Hoskins Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA5
I am Adlerian trained but work as an integrative counsellor, in the Swansea and Carmarthen areas.
I am Adlerian trained but work as an integrative counsellor, in the Swansea and Carmarthen areas.
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Meryl James
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
With more than 20 years’ experience working in the NHS, I work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and complexity. I have a great deal of experience in health psychology, including: cancer care, weight management including obesity (i.e. emotional eating; binge eating), low self-esteem, anxiety and depression as well as living with ill health and adjusting to life following injury, including brain injury, palliative care, bereavement and improving health. Together, we would work to develop a shared understanding of your strengths and difficulties, drawing on a range of therapy models, tailored to your specific needs.
With more than 20 years’ experience working in the NHS, I work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and complexity. I have a great deal of experience in health psychology, including: cancer care, weight management including obesity (i.e. emotional eating; binge eating), low self-esteem, anxiety and depression as well as living with ill health and adjusting to life following injury, including brain injury, palliative care, bereavement and improving health. Together, we would work to develop a shared understanding of your strengths and difficulties, drawing on a range of therapy models, tailored to your specific needs.
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Photo of Diane Elizabeth Workman, Counsellor in Swansea, Wales
Diane Elizabeth Workman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA3  (Online Only)
I qualified as a ChildLine counsellor in 2006 and worked there for many years. Currently I practise as an integrative face to face psychotherapist/counsellor mainly with adults. I have experience in a wide range of issues having had clients referred through their GP and through self-referral. I treat every client as an individual and so the approach to counselling will also be individual and with respect to your individual circumstances. I strongly believe in therapy being within your control but with the support and encouragement needed to understand your situation and to work on how you may want to change things in your life.
I qualified as a ChildLine counsellor in 2006 and worked there for many years. Currently I practise as an integrative face to face psychotherapist/counsellor mainly with adults. I have experience in a wide range of issues having had clients referred through their GP and through self-referral. I treat every client as an individual and so the approach to counselling will also be individual and with respect to your individual circumstances. I strongly believe in therapy being within your control but with the support and encouragement needed to understand your situation and to work on how you may want to change things in your life.
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Photo of Vicky Procter, Art Psychotherapist in Swansea, Wales
Vicky Procter
Art Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Swansea SA11
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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Photo of Helga Anne Moore, Counsellor in Swansea, Wales
Helga Anne Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
Starting the journey to emotional well-being may seem daunting, but with the help of a kind, professional and deeply empathic therapist alongside you, it can become the most important undertaking you ever begin. Whatever issues you are struggling with right now, change is possible and inevitable as soon as you choose to explore exactly what you need and which parts of your life are not working as well as you hope right now. As a therapist I walk beside my clients and together we can explore exactly what it is you need to help you make the changes necessary to reclaim a full and balanced life.
Starting the journey to emotional well-being may seem daunting, but with the help of a kind, professional and deeply empathic therapist alongside you, it can become the most important undertaking you ever begin. Whatever issues you are struggling with right now, change is possible and inevitable as soon as you choose to explore exactly what you need and which parts of your life are not working as well as you hope right now. As a therapist I walk beside my clients and together we can explore exactly what it is you need to help you make the changes necessary to reclaim a full and balanced life.
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Photo of Annette Wyndham, Psychologist in Swansea, Wales
Annette Wyndham
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1  (Online Only)
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important ingredient for successful therapy. Together we can explore your situation from various perspectives allowing us to make sense of it and develop some solutions. I have 30 years experience of working in the NHS working with a diverse range of problems, most of this has been within Adult mental health, substance misuse and family therapy teams. I have a particular interest in trauma, from complex childhood and relational trauma to one off incidents or accidents or life change and transitional traumas.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important ingredient for successful therapy. Together we can explore your situation from various perspectives allowing us to make sense of it and develop some solutions. I have 30 years experience of working in the NHS working with a diverse range of problems, most of this has been within Adult mental health, substance misuse and family therapy teams. I have a particular interest in trauma, from complex childhood and relational trauma to one off incidents or accidents or life change and transitional traumas.
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Eating Disorders Counsellors

What happens in therapy for eating disorders?

In therapy for eating disorders, patients typically describe their eating and exercise behaviours, their patterns of eating in relation to stress, their beliefs about their body, the ways their eating behaviour affects their relationships, and their desire (or lack of it) to change. Such information helps the therapist understand the origins of the disorder and the role it plays in the patient’s life, important for guiding treatment. Attitudes and feelings about food and eating, body weight, and physical appearance are common topics of discussion throughout treatment.

What therapy types help with eating disorders?

Once any acute medical or psychiatric emergency is resolved, psychoactive medication is often prescribed, requiring the supervision of a psychiatrist. In addition, patients receive some form of nutritional counselling along with one or more forms of psychotherapy. For adolescents, family-based treatment is empirically validated and considered the first line of treatment; parents and their children meet weekly with a clinician as the adults are coached on how to nourish and psychologically support the young patient. Adults typically receive some form of individual psychotherapy, intended to resolve the cognitive and behavioural disturbances that underlie the disorder and to relieve the mood disturbances that accompany it. In addition, patients may also be helped by group therapy.

What is the goal of therapy for eating disorders?

The most immediate goal of treatment for eating disorders is to save the life of people who are on a path of starving themselves to death or engaging in eating patterns that are doing irreparable physical harm to their body. Once the acute medical danger is past, therapy is required to understand the nature of the disordered eating and/or exercise patterns, establish healthy eating behaviour, and to tackle the many erroneous beliefs and distorted self-perceptions that underlie eating disorders and continue to pose a threat to health and life. Therapy also addresses the impaired mood that not only accompanies eating disorders but intensifies the danger to health and life.

What are the limitations of therapy for eating disorders?

Therapy can be very helpful for eating disorders—but that can happen only after people recognise they have a condition that must be treated. Especially with anorexia, the distortions in self-image that accompany the disorder can keep people from acknowledging they have a problem. Individuals may in fact see their eating disorder as a badge of self-control. Those with binge-eating disorder may feel too ashamed to seek help. Therapy cannot help those who do not avail themselves of it.

How long does therapy last for eating disorders?

Because of their complexity, recovery from eating disorders is usually a long-term process—measured in months and years— often marked by setbacks and relapse. Some form of help, such as individual or group therapy, may be advisable for much of that time. It is a general rule of thumb that the longer the illness has endured and the dysregulated eating behaviour has taken root, the longer treatment is likely to be needed.