Want some information on how you can support your own emotional health? Or, need some guidance on where to go for help?

Due to the coronavirus outbreak most services have had to adapt the way they work. Support is still out there but it may look a bit different than normal. 

Use this directory to help you explore the mental health and wellbeing options available to people who live in Swansea or Neath Port Talbot. But make sure to check directly with each organisation about any changes to opening times or services. 

The information provided is to help you to make an informed decision in relation to your own need and circumstances. You must consider whether you feel they are the right option for you at this time. If you feel you need support in understanding what's available to you take a look at the 'Support to access services' option below.

This directory only includes options that are readily available online or through the voluntary sector. If you are experiencing extreme mental health difficulties or your emotional wellbeing has been a problem for some time it is recommended that you speak with your doctor. If appropriate, they can refer you on to services provided by the Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB)

If you would like to add or amend an entry please contact Beth Preston, Mental Health Information Officer, SCVS / [email protected]

Directory last updated 18th August 2021 

This directory is a partnership between Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB), Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service (NPTCVS) and Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS).


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Self help

Helplines

Peer Support & Befriending

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Need urgent help?

If you've seriously injured yourself or taken an overdose, it's really important that you call 999 now or seek immediate medical treatment from A&E.

Talk to someone straight away. especially if you're feeling suicidal, you're in crisis, or if you feel like you can't cope. If possible, make sure someone is with you.

Whether you're desperate right now or are feeling like someone you know might be, there is free help available. Take a look at the services below to find one that fits. 


Samaritans 

24/7 Freephone

Helpline 116 123 / Email: [email protected]  


CALM 

Helpline  5pm - Midnight 365 days a year

Helpline: 0800 585858 / Webchat: https://www.thecalmzone.net/ 


Hafal - The Sanctuary Service

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Type of service: This services provides practical, therapeutic and holistic person-cantered support to people at risk of mental health crisis, through the provision of a range of interventions.

Professional registration:

Descriptions: The Sanctuary Service provides out of hours support for people experiencing mental health crisis. They do this through, practical, therapeutic and holistic person-centred support.

Transport: There is transport available for that Sanctuary Service, however, they are unable to run in the current Covid climate.  They will however pay for taxis if absolutely necessary. They don't advertise this fact because they only have a small budget for taxis, however, as their transport hasn't been operating, they are able to cover additional costs for taxis.

Eligibility: Anyone experiencing mental health crisis who has had an assessment from SPOA of 17 years and 9 months +

Impact of COVID: It has been reduced from 6 people to 2 and they need to have a telephone assessment from Hafal first. Hafal also offer support via telephone if preferred by the service user.

Referral: Through the Single Point of Access, which can be done through GP or other Health Care Professional referral.

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Support to access services

Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Social Prescribing Service

Understanding the different types of services available and which ones might be right for you can sometimes be confusing. Should you need support the Swansea Bay Social Prescribing Service is here to help you. Contact details for each of the Social Prescribing Coordinators can be found below. 

Click on the link for further information on the Swansea Social Prescribing Service

Click on the link for further information on the Neath Port Talbot Social Prescribing Service


Swansea Social Prescribing Service

Bay Cluster

Gower Medical Practice, Kings Road Surgery in Mumbles, Sketty and Killay Medical Centre, St Thomas and West Cross Surgeries, The Grove Medical Centre, University Health Centre, Uplands and Mumbles Surgery

Lois Woodward (Tues morning / Weds / Thurs)

07436 250717 / [email protected] 

City Cluster

Brunswick Health Centre, Greenhill Medical Centre, Abertawe Medical Partnership, Kingsway Surgery, Mountain View Health Centre, Nicholl Street Medical Centre, SA1 Medical Centre, The Harbourside Health Centre

Stephanie Bailey (Mon / Thurs / Fri morning)

07960 430001 / [email protected] 

Cwmtawe Cluster

Cwmtawe Medical Group (including Clydach, New Cross and Sway Road surgeries, Strawberry Place Surgery, Llansamlet Surgery

Nia Williams (Mon / Tues & Wed morning)

07961 997599 / [email protected] 

Llwchwr Cluster

Estuary Group Practice (including Gowerton Medical Centre and Penbryn Surgery), Princess Street Surgery, Talybont Surgery, Ty'r Felin Surgery

Sian Parker-Martin (Tues - Thurs)

07436 250719 / [email protected] 

Penderi Cluster

Brynhyfryd Surgery, Cheriton Medical Centre, Cwmfelin Medical Centre, Fforestfach Medical Group (including Dr Bensusan Surgery and Dr Powell Surgery) and Manselton Surgery

Ruth Robinson 

07951 328915 / [email protected] 


Neath Port Talbot Social Prescribing Service

Afan Cluster

SBU HB Managed Practice (Cwmavon and Cymmer Health Centre), Fairfield Medical Centre, King’s Surgery, Mount Surgery, Riverside Surgery, Cwmavon Health Centre (Dr R Penney), Rosedale Medical Practice

Nicholas Rees / [email protected] 

Neath Cluster

Dyfed Road Health Centre, Dr Wilks & Partners, Skewen Medical Centre, Victoria Gardens Surgery, Alfred Street Primary Care Centre, Castle Surgery, Tabernacle Medical Centre, Waterside Medical Practice

Helen Evans / [email protected] 

Upper Valleys Cluster

Amman Tawe Partnership, Dulais Valley Primary Care Centre, Pontardawe Primary Care Centre, Vale of Neath Practice

Daniel Lewis / [email protected] 

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Self help

ACTIF 

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: Online

Type of service: Self-help mental health and wellbeing course

Professional registration: BABCP   

Description: A free online self-help video course for anyone over the age of 16 designed to help people improve their emotional and mental wellbeing and to help them understand their feelings so that day-to-day life becomes more enjoyable. There are four videos each lasting around 40 minutes. It is recommended to have a few days in-between completing each video, in order to practice the learning. For each of the videos there is a guide that can be downloaded, printed to take notes on, and also some audio exercises that can be listened to.

Eligibility: Age 16 +     

Access: https://phw.nhs.wales/services-and-teams/activate-your-life/


distrAct

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: Online (App Store or Google Play)

Type of service: A self-help app, which is focused on self-harm prevention.

Professional registration: N/A - evidence based therapy, sourced by NICE.

Descriptions: Created by doctors and experts in self-harming and suicide prevention, this app offers advice and information about self-harm and suicidal thoughts and can help one discover self-help techniques and resources that can make you feel better.

Eligibility: Those who experience thoughts and acts of self-harm, aged 17+

Access: Free to download from the App Store and Google Play to a smartphone / tablet.


Equoo

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: Online 

Type of service: Emotional Fitness Game

Professional registration: N/A - Evidence based research where all studies conducted by Psychologist Silja Litvin (CEO), have been approved through the Ethics Committee of Ludwig Maximilian University.

Descriptions: An evidence-based interactive game that can boost mental and emotional health, through providing clinically-backed tools and mental training

Eligibility: Age 15+

Access: Free to download from the App Store and Google Play to a smartphone / tablet.


PTSD Coach

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: Online 

Type of service: A self-help app for those who suffer with PTSD

Professional registration: PTSD Coach was created by the VA's National Centre for PTSD and the Department of Defence's DHA Connected Health.

Descriptions: For those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies.

Eligibility: Those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder, aged 12+

Access: Free to download from the App Store and Google Play to a smartphone / tablet.      


Stay Alive

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: Online 

Type of service: A self-help app for those who experience suicidal thoughts or those who know individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts

Professional registration:

Descriptions: A suicide prevention resource to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Eligibility: Those who experience suicidal thoughts or those who know individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts, aged 17+

Access: Free to download from the App Store and Google Play to a smartphone / tablet.

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Helplines

C.A.L.L.

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Type of service: Emotional Support Counselling Service through telephone

Professional registration:

Description: C.A.L.L. is a Freephone Helpline offering emotional support, signposting and information/literature on mental health and related matters to the people of Wales.

Eligibility: Anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend can access the service.

Contact: 0800 132 737 or text 'help' to 81066


Samaritans

Areas covered: Swansea and Neath Port Talbot

Located: 17 St. John's road, Swansea, SA5 8PR

Type of service: Listening service by email, telephone or Face2Face, conducted by Volunteers.

Professional registration: None

Descriptions: giving emotional support to those feeling distress and despair, including to those who have suicidal feelings, non -judgemental, and not giving advice

Eligibility: All ages

Contact: National helpline number 116123, email to [email protected], Swansea branch directly by emailing to [email protected]        


The Compassionate Friends UK

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot.

Located: Online

Type of service: Telephone service  

Professional registration: No professional registration as the service is provided by bereaved parents (volunteers) themselves.

Descriptions: The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.  They offer support, both directly to bereaved families, and indirectly by fostering understanding and good practice amongst professionals concerned with child death and by increasing public awareness. In TCF, “family” covers a broad spectrum of relationships. They aim to help any individual or family affected by the death of a child, including unmarried partners, adoptive parents, step families, same sex couples and single parent families. TCF has no religious affiliation and offers support to bereaved families irrespective of the age of the child, cause of death, ethnic, social or political background. They respect the privacy of all those who come to us for support and offer a confidential service.

Eligibility: Bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.

Contact: 0345 123 2304         


The PTSD Project

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: Virtually

Type of service: Telephone Service

Professional registration: None. This service is offered by  Volunteers

Descriptions: The PTSD Project are a part of national charity The UK Minds Foundation and the National Mental Health Society.

The Project aims to offer support to veterans of the Armed Forces suffering with PTSD and deal with the problems that have arisen as a result of fighting on foreign battlefields. They do this without government funding, raising all of the money independently through various enterprises such as Veterans’ Benefit Lottery and the sale of branded merchandise. The PTSD Project is currently in the final stages of launching the UK’s first ever 24/7 dedicated Crisis Line for veterans of the Armed Forces.

Eligibility: Anyone who has served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces for at least one day, including Regulars and Reserves, Merchant Mariners who have served on any vessel involved in legally defined military operations. In addition, family members of veterans who may be suffering as a result of a loved one's PTSD can call the helpline.

Contact: 0300 365 0333

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Peer Support & Befriending

Transcend (SCVS)

Areas covered: Swansea

Located: 7 Walter Road, Swansea, SA1 5NF

Type of service: Peer mentoring

Professional registration: None

Descriptions: Volunteering mental health peer mentoring project. Volunteer mentors are trained to offer one to one support to people in the community struggling with mental health difficulties

Eligibility: 18+

Contact: 01792 544000 / [email protected] or visit www.scvs.org.uk/transcend / Referrals can be made by anyone including self referral  


Swansea MIND

Areas covered: Swansea

Located: Online

Type of service: Peer mentoring

Professional registration: None

Descriptions: Online peer support group for women who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) or emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD) - specifically women who have experienced sexual assault or violence trauma. Every Monday 3pm - 4pm. 

Eligibility: 18+

Contact: [email protected] / 07340713679 / 01792 642999

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Support Groups

B-EAT

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot      

Located: Online (Zoom)

Type of service: Support Group

Professional registration: These groups are not carried out by Clinicians, therefore no professional registration.

Description: Solace . is a free video-based peer support group hosted over Zoom. Solace groups run on Mondays from 19:00-20:30      

Eligibility:  Anyone supporting somebody with an eating disorder    

Book an appointment: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/my-area/solace-wales / or email: [email protected] 

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Counselling

Down to Earth Project          

Areas covered: Swansea

Located: 72a Manselfield rd, Murton, SA3 3AP

Type of service: Psychotherapy and counselling, long and short term contracts, one to one sessions

Professional registrations: UKCP   

Description: Down to Earth offer professional accredited psychotherapy and counselling working with a  diverse range of issues from anxiety and depression to post traumatic stress. They also provide meaningful, peer-based outdoor work which is carefully designed to have a rehabilitative impact. They work with the health boards (NHS), statutory bodies and also charities. They work with the following departments/units in the health boards and they are always interested in developing new partnerships. Early Intervention in Psychosis; Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury; Low secure mental health; Stroke.           

Eligibility: Age 18+       

Contact: 07979 857553 or Email: [email protected]


Breathe (Platfform)

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: 1 Pen y Lan Road,  Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3PG     

Type of service: Counselling

Professional registration: BACP or UKCP

Description: Breathe’s counsellors work with people on ways to help manage mental health and wellbeing, finding ways forward that are best suited to each person’s individual goals.  The Cardiff wellbeing centre offers counselling face to face, online and over the phone – in a confidential space including disabled access. Breathe counsellors are registered with either BACP or UKCP. These organisations are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) meaning they’ve met the PSA’s required professional standards to practice. They also provide EAP counselling, and  support to University counselling services Counselling sessions with qualified counsellors start from £50 per hour and £15 for the initial assessment. As part of their commitment to sustainable wellbeing for all, they provide a low-cost counselling service with their trainee counsellors (in the final years of their diploma). This service costs £5 for the initial assessment and £5 per session thereafter.  They also have a partnership arrangement enabling those on low income to access talking therapies.

Eligibility: Age 7 +    

Email [email protected] for a referral form.  Counselling and therapy for clients who self refer for the service. Referrals accepted from GPs, charities etc.  Low cost counselling for unwaged and commercial counselling for everyone else.  Website (www.breathe-uk.com)  and phone (02920 440191)


Cancer Information & Support Services (CISS)

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: Uplands, Swansea, SA2 0AA, Neath, SA11 3AW, Baglan,  SA12 7BJ    

Type of service: Counselling

Professional registration: BACP

Description: CISS offers information, emotional support and one to one counselling to anyone affected by cancer across the SBUHB area   

Eligibility: Any age (3+)   

Contact: 01792 655025 or 01639 642333  / [email protected]  Also by health professional referral - GP, oncologist, CNS etc. Ian Addison, Charity Manager: 07779 742020


Chinese in Wales

Areas covered:  Swansea

Located:  2nd Floor, Arts Wing - Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton St, Swansea, SA1 3QJ

Type of service:  Counselling via telephone/video call

Professional registration: BACP

Description:  Multicultural counselling (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka dialect, English)

Eligibility: Chinese Residents in Wales, aged 18+

Contact: 01792 469919


City Counselling & Support Services

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: 201 Oxford Street, Swansea, SA1 3HT

Type of service: Integrative Counselling, CBT, SFBT, with a Person Centred Foundation.

Professional registration: BACP

Descriptions: They offer a variety of low cost/reduced fee services for those in receipt of means tested benefits. they work with a wide variety of contexts from anxiety and stress, to bereavement. They are also experienced with working with individuals who identify under the LGBTQ+ umbrella.

Eligibility: Generally 16 and over. Please enquire directly if the individual is under 16.

Self referral via Email: [email protected] or by phoning: 01792 824250


Cruse Bereavement Care Morgannwg

Areas covered: Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot

Located: 142 Walters Road, Swansea Sa1 8RW

Type of service:  Due to Covid-19 they are only offering out clients telephone counselling support and/or support via Zoom.

Professional registration: Some are students are undergoing Degrees or Master in Humanistic counselling and need to be registered with the BACP and the NCS. All students need to complete mandatory training within the Bereavement Foundation Course and the Children and Young people Foundation Course, Pre and post course interview, DBS and an induction.

Descriptions: Cruse is a Charity and offers a talk therapy for people who have lost a loved one. Telephone support and support via Zoom one of their train volunteers. Information around understanding y their bereavement. Cruse Chat via the web and the national helpline.

Eligibility: All ages

Email: [email protected] or Phone local referral line: 01792 462845 


The DPJ Foundation

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: They work across the whole of Wales, with an office in Haverford west (Ground Floor Rear Office, 5 Dark Street, Haverford west, SA61 2DS).

Type of service: Counselling/CBT

Professional registration: BACP or UKCP

Descriptions: They are a mental health charity that works with the agricultural community in Wales.  They deliver a service called "Share the Load" that is a confidential 24/7 telephone line staffed by Samaritans-trained volunteers. For those who need it, they offer fully funded access to counsellors within 7 days of the initial referral.  As a starting point they offer 6 sessions, but this can be increased if necessary.  Clients can return for support from the service should they need further support in future. DPJ Foundation offers a 24 hour phone & helpline (text) service, run by volunteers, who are Samaritan-trained. The service is for individuals who want to talk, however, this can lead to a referral for counselling if necessary. If counselling is opted for then DPJ will allocate the service user a counsellor from their local area. DPJ Foundation fund the first 6 sessions, however, this is negotiable if the counsellor feels more sessions are necessary. There is also training on mental health awareness, available in the DPJ Foundation, which is delivered online.

Eligibility: Eligibility for access to our service is anyone in Agriculture in Wales.  This includes farmers, farm workers and their families, associated professionals who work on farm or directly with farmers (such as farm vets or agricultural merchants), YFC members and students studying Agriculture and associated courses in Wales.  Their client base is predominantly 16+ (though in limited circumstances they will work with younger children if there are special circumstances (e.g.. family counselling).  They work with a range of needs from low level to those in crisis (supporting alongside other interventions and support).

Self-refer via 24/7 telephone line: 0800 587 4262 or by text on: 07860 048 799. 

Alternatively, professionals or other agencies can make a referral with verbal consent from the client through number or Email:  [email protected] 


Gendros Heath and Wellbeing

Areas covered: Swansea

Located:  Gendros Community Centre, Gendros Avenue, East Swansea SA5 8DE

Type of service: Counselling

Professional registration: NCS & BACP

Descriptions: Volunteer counselling serviced, based on donations

Eligibility:  Ages 18+

Access: Primarily through GP medical centres . Some from MH assessment teams or CPN's


LGBT+ Cymru Helpline & Counselling Service

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5JQ

Type of service: Counselling

Professional registration: BACP

Descriptions: Their counselling service offers to help with: Relationships, bereavement, sexuality, HIV/aids, gender identity (including family transitioning counselling), homophobic/bi-phobic/transphobic hate crimes, coming out issues, stress and anxiety, emotional issues etc. They offer an inexpensive route to counselling, as our fees are linked to the client's income. For those receiving benefits, fees can be as low as £5.00 per session. All of their counsellors are fully qualified, and are members of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), working in accordance with the BACP ethical framework. There is a minimum charge of £10 per one to one session (email, instant messenger and telephone services are free) although each person will be assessed individually. The counsellors specialise in many different areas including working with trans families.

Eligibility: Aged 7+. LGBT Cymru offers counselling and advice one to one, or via email, telephone and instant messenger to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals and their families and friends.

Contact:  01792 828057 (Swansea office), 0800 980 4021 (helpline) or Email: [email protected] 


Maggie's 

Areas covered: South-West Wales (however, they are available to any person affected by cancer regardless of where they live)

Located: Based on the grounds of Singleton hospital, Sketty Lane, Swansea SA2 8QL

Type of service: 1:1 psychological support, delivered by a Clinical Psychologist, there is also a level 3 trained Psychotherapist who provides 1:1 support. 1:1 cancer support from level 2 trained cancer support specialists. In addition to 1:1, they offer a range of networking and therapeutic support groups, which are facilitated by Cancer Support Specialist, Psychotherapist or Psychologist.

Professional registration: BACP and NMC

Descriptions: Maggie's is a drop-in cancer support centre. They support

anyone who has been affected by cancer (family, friends, support network). Their programme of support is evidence based and ranges from practical sessions such as, returning to work, benefits advice and exercise to emotional support (see previous box) and social support. They also provide extensive bereavement support.

Eligibility: There is no eligibility criteria for visitors other than reason for using the centre must be cancer related. E.g., increased anxiety/panic attacks since diagnosis. Relative diagnosis causing increased isolation / difficulty sleeping.

Contact: 01792 200 000, Email: [email protected]  / Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @Maggie's Swansea  


Neath Port Talbot Carers Service

Areas covered: Neath & Port Talbot

Located: Health & Social Care Centre, Cimla, Neath, SA11 3SU

Type of service: Counselling

Professional registration: BACP

Descriptions: NPT Carers Service currently works in collaboration with NPT MIND, who provided 6 free 1 hour long counselling sessions. NPT Carers Service currently provide 6, 20 minute wellbeing calls (1 call per week) with a private Counsellor. After the 6 sessions, the Counsellor will then decide if the service user would need additional wellbeing calls or referring to the counselling sessions, provided by NPT MIND.

Eligibility: Carers, aged 18+. Must be registered on the organisation's database.

Contact: 01639 642277. Carer to contact the organisation directly and register themselves, in order to gain access to the services offered by Neath Port Talbot Carers Service.


Relate Cymru

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: Zoom / telephone

Type of service: Counselling and Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme

Professional registration: All our practitioners are Relate trained and have regular clinical supervision in place and CPDs in order to maintain standards.

Descriptions: Counselling for Individual, couples, young people & family therapy. Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme – Male 1:1 sessions DAPP

Eligibility: 11+ and 18+ for Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme

Contact: 0300 003 2340 or Email: [email protected]       


Swansea Carer's Centre

Areas covered: Swansea

Located: 104 Mansel Street, Swansea SA1 5UE

Type of service: Counselling

Professional registration: BACP

Descriptions: The service offers counselling to all carer's who  live within the Swansea Council area it also offers on going counselling to carers whose caring role has ended for whatever reason

Eligibility: Over 18

Contact: 01792 653344 or Email: [email protected]        


Swansea Counselling Service

Areas covered: Swansea

Located: Life Therapy Centre Pell Street Swansea

Type of service: Counselling

Professional registration: National Counselling Service (NCS) & BACP

Descriptions: Swansea Counselling Service is a voluntary organisation that offers a range of talking therapies, such as CBT and person centred therapy, for people with a range of issues such as low mood, anxiety, and family problems.

The organisation offers therapies for free but does ask for donations to help with running costs, which is usually £5 for those on benefits or low income and £10 for others.

Eligibility: Age 18+

Contact: 07843 080017.


Swansea Psychotherapy Partnership (SPP)

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: Currently all therapists offering sessions on Zoom and other platforms.

Type of service: Integrative and Gestalt Psychotherapy and counselling.  Short and long term work.

Professional registration: UKCP NCS & PSA

Descriptions: SPP is a group of psychotherapists and counsellors working together to make it easier for people to access safe, accredited psychotherapy and counselling in Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot and Llanelli. They provide individual psychotherapy and couples psychotherapy. They work with people in crisis, transition, and/or ready to look at long term patterns and issues that affect quality of life. They work with people with symptoms relating to; Post traumatic stress; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Depression; Anxiety; stress; verbal, physical and sexual abuse and neglect; relationship issues; pregnancy and childbirth (for men and women); bereavement and loss; suicidal thoughts and self harm; eating disorders; addiction; personality disorders; attention deficit disorders; obsessive compulsive patterns; autistic spectrum disorders.      

Their members provide sessions online through Zoom and other platforms during the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to providing therapy, they aim to work in collaboration to raise the profile of psychotherapy, strengthen relationships across the health and care sectors, provide training and collaborate on research to improve the provision of mental health support in the local area.

Eligibility: Those over 18 who suffer symptoms relating to:

- Depression

- Anxiety

-Verbal, physical, sexual abuse and neglect

- Relationship issues

- Pregnancy and childbirth (for men and women)

- Bereavement and loss

- Personality disorders

- Post-traumatic stress

- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

- Attention Deficit Disorders

- Obsessive Compulsive Patterns

- Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Website:  www.swanseapsychotherapy.org.uk  


Swansea Women's Aid

Areas covered: Swansea

Located: 28 Bond Street, Swansea SA1 3TU

Type of service: Counselling by qualified counsellors and DAISE-led students.

Professional registration: BACP / UKCP requirement

Descriptions: (THIS SERVICE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY STOOD DOWN, WITH THE VIEW TO STAND BACK UP IN THE COMING MONTHS)

The counselling sessions are normally held on a weekly basis and for 50 minutes a time. The counselling session would take place in the designated counselling rooms at Swansea Women’s Aid. Usually the counsellor will arrange to meet with the client for 6 sessions and then review the need to continue.

Eligibility: The Women's Aid counselling service aims to provide support for women (aged 18+)who are experiencing difficulties, due to domestic abuse, such as:

- Family Relationships

- Anxiety or stress

- Physical problems

- Depression

- Loss

- Self-esteem

Contact: 01792 644683 


WCADA

Areas covered: Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

Located: WCADA Head Office, 41/42 St James Crescent, Uplands, Swansea, SA1 6DR

WCADA Swansea, 40 St James Crescent, Uplands, Swansea, SA1 6DR

WCADA Neath, 15 Victoria Gardens, Neath, SA11 3AY

WCADA Port Talbot, 46 Talbot Road, Port Talbot,  SA13 1HU     

Type of service: Structured Counselling (CBT and Integrative) / Family and Significant Others support and Counselling

Professional registration: BABCP / UKCP / BACP registered 

Descriptions: These services are available to anyone at risk of or using substances, and family members and significant others who may be concerned about a loved ones use. 

Eligibility: Children and Young Persons Service = Under 18 years of age (and transitional support for U25's)                                      Adult Service = 18 years old plus

Contact: Swansea - 01792 646421, Neath - 01639 620222, Port Talbot - 01639 890863 


Swansea Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Areas covered: Swansea

Located: 11 Chaddesley Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Swansea. SA1 6HB

Type of service: Counselling

Professional registration: UKCP, BACP, FDAP

Descriptions: Swansea Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling Association provides Psychotherapy and Counselling by qualified practitioners and offers long, short and medium-term work. They specialise in Substance Misuse, Eating Disorders, Abusive Relationships, Self Harm and Mental Health issues.

Eligibility: Swansea Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling Association offers counselling to anyone experiencing the following:

Abuse; Addiction; Anxiety; Bereavement; Divorce; Domestic abuse; Drug abuse; Emotional problems; Family problems; Pregnancy; Sexual problems; Low self-esteem; Stress; Trauma; Eating Disorders; Self harm; Mental health issues.

Contact: Rosy Wood-Bevan - 07769184707 or Martyn Wood-Bevan - 07594102484          

 


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Therapeutic definitions

Counselling

Counselling is a talking therapy that allows a person to talk in a confidential and safe environment. 

'Counselling' is a specific type of therapy in its own right, but can also refer to talking therapies in general. Counselling is the best known and most readily available of the talking therapies. 

Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues and can provide a safe space for you to talk about and explore difficult feelings. 

The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views, not give advice. They will try and help you to find your own insight and understanding of your issues or needs. 

Your counsellor should be experienced and professionally qualified. 

There are many different types of talking therapy that you hear about. The common ones include:


Psychotherapies and counselling  

which are used by a qualified mental health professional to treat emotional issues and mental health conditions. 


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

which aims to change the way you think (cognitive) and behave (behavioural) in order to help with your problems.


Relationship Therapy

where couples, family members or work colleagues that are having difficulties with their relationship can work together with a therapist to resolve issues. 


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