I understand that therapy is costly, and you may need to talk to someone, but not afford the prices offered by a fully qualified psychotherapist.
On this page are a list of trainee psychotherapists who are ready to practice. Some are already qualified counsellors.
They are all trained to a high standard of excellence and in regular supervision and therapy to ensure that they are practicing safely and effectively. They are insured and are members of an organisation that ensures their ethical practice.
Please contact them directly using the information given.
Helen Blackburn Dip Couns (Transactional Analysis) Reg BACP
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and difficult to cope with. We can feel stuck in behaviours and emotions that we want to change, but don't know how to. At times like these I can provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgemental relationship, where you can take the time you need to find new and more harmonious ways of being.
If you’re struggling with difficulties such as anxiety, motivation, depression, trauma or chronic illness, then I can support you to understand and transform your experience and create the life you would like. We will use our first session to explore what it is you're looking for from counselling - and how we might work together. Some of my clients work with me for several years, some for a few months or weeks, depending on the outcome they are seeking to achieve.
My ongoing specialist psychotherapy training is In Transactional Analysis. I have also trained in Humanistic Counselling and N.L.P, and have extensive experience in Co-Counselling.
Although I work privately with all age groups, I am a volunteer counsellor with clients age 15-25, and work for the agency Here4You, which provides online counselling to young adults living in rural isolation.
I practice in Cardigan, Ceredigion and can offer online and phone sessions as well.
£20-£40 per 1 hour session.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on 07805 902118.
Sarah Langstaff – Psychotherapist in Clinical Training
It is normal for us to face challenges in life. Sometimes life can seem confusing and overpowering. It can be difficult to see a way through. At times like this we all need an extra hand.
It takes courage to contact a counsellor. I respect the courage of my clients.
I have personally experienced the anxiety of asking for help. Of opening up to a therapist and feeling vulnerable. Allowing my therapist into my story helped me to find ways through. My therapist made me feel validated and valued. I was empowered and learned I could make different choices. I began to make significant and positive changes to my life.
I aim to hold a warm, accepting, non-judgmental space. Somewhere my clients can safely explore their issues. A place you too can experience validation and deep listening. A space that allows for learning and growth. You too can find ways to make positive changes.
I am based at Pro Preseli in Crymych and generally work on Mondays.
I can also be available some evenings.
I charge £20 for a 1 hour session
Please contact me at email@example.com
I will return your email as soon as possible. We can then arrange a time to discuss possible sessions.
Currently training in Transactional Analysis at the Berne Institute
Alison Mackiewicz - trainee psychotherapist (Transactional Analysis) with the West Wales Institute for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Hello, I am Alison and I provide confidential psychotherapy in a quiet rural setting in Ceredigion. My approach puts your needs first. I will provide you with space and time to be heard and to feel supported in a co-created, safe, empathic and non-judgemental way. We will work together to explore your situation and the difficulties you are struggling with, and we will work at a pace which feels appropriate for you.
As part of your journey, we will figure out ways for you to live with greater ease and learn from your life challenges in a way that best suits you as an individual.
My ongoing specialist psychotherapy training is in Transactional Analysis. I choose this way of working because it helps to explain, in simple terms, why we think, feel and behave in the way we do. It is a talking therapy and is very versatile; in our sessions, we would explore your personality and how this has been shaped by experience, alongside how you communicate and what interaction might be needed for a better outcome.
Sessions can be in the form of counselling which is brief and solution focused, or psychotherapy, which adopts a long-term, in-depth therapy approach. These sessions would be in a one-to-one context, and can be in person or online. We would use our first sessions to examine what it is you are looking for and for you to decide if I am the right person for you to work with. Sessions work best when they are regular, so we will commit to meeting regularly, ideally weekly, and I offer both short and long-term therapy. As such, clients work with me for a few months, some for a number of years.
I have gained experience of working with a number of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, alcohol and drug problems, and relationship difficulties.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK and European Associations for Transactional Analysis (UKATA; EATA) and work to their ethical guidelines. I receive regular supervision and ongoing training with the West Wales Institute for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I practice in Ceredigion and can offer online and phone sessions as well.
Fees £20 per 1 hour session.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (use the button below.)
or on 07988 763800.