Dear Reader, my name is Theresa and I live in Swansea which is in South Wales, UK. I am qualified as an Integrative Counsellor, Accredited MBACP and Accredited member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society NCPS. I use my knowledge and skills in a way that is most helpful to you by adapting my approach to suit your individual needs and preferences. I understand the importance that we accept our individuality and uniqueness, our personal view of ourselves and the world once identified, is how we are able to make changes that work best for ourselves.
I have been working as a counsellor since qualifying in 2018. My counselling student hours was completed at a Mental Health Charity named MIND and whilst there I gained an immense amount of invaluable learning, understanding and knowledge. Working with many clients that came into the charity with a diverse range of issues, requesting my help to support and work with them in order to aid their path forwards in self development, understanding acceptance and positive changes.
My working methods strongly stems from my compassion, kindness, patience and understanding that there are times in our lives when we are struggling, having someone to talk to; who listens without judgement; hears without interrupting and offers a safe and secure place for you to feel able to talk though problems is of a great importance in building a strong therapeutic relationship. Based on my initial person centered approach, I will enable your self belief, trust, confidence and personal growth expand into positive changes.
I use a variety of evidenced-based tools and techniques that will support you in understanding the issues impacting your life today, and more importantly help you get to live your life the way you want and deserve.
I work in collaboration with you – your goals are my goals - we will be on this journey together.
I very much look forward to working with you and thank you for taking the time to read about me and what I am able to offer as your therapist.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NCPS Therapist - Accredited Member (MNCPS Accred) #NCS17-04760
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #389282
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP (Accred) #00974326
Theresa has been very helpful and I appreciate the support she has given me. Always felt comfortable and she always makes the effort to accommodate to me. Thank you so much Theresa
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Theresa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
She listens and offers wonderful advice about various things. I feel heard and understood. Would fully recommend her to anyone
Written on Oct 27, 2023 after therapy with Theresa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
Theresa is a fantastic therapist, listens, offers support and practical suggestions. Always available and communication is fantastic. Highly recommended.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Theresa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management
Amazing to work with! Highly recommend!
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Theresa has been amazing throughout the very difficult process I am undergoing. She has remained empathetic but also challenged me on occasion to see my unhelpful reactions to situations that keep me in an unhealthy loop of behaviour. Theresa is able to provide a 3rd perspective and encourage me to do the same when I can get stuck in my own, absolutely brilliant therapist!
Written on Jul 29, 2023 after therapy with Theresa for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Theresa has been amazing, very attentive put on ease from the first session. Would not hesitate to use her again in the future. Highly recommended.
Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts