Counselling

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy definition:

'Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.’

How to find talking therapy or counselling in Powys

There are various routes to finding a counsellor or therapist in Powys.

NHS counselling

The Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 makes provision for counselling services via your local GP surgery:

"The Measure will make sure that more services are available for your GP to refer you to if you have mental health problems such as anxiety or depression. These services, which may include for example counselling, stress and anxiety management, will either be at your GP practice or nearby so it will be easier to get to them."

Your can read more here.

Counselling provided by voluntary sector organisations

Several of the Wellness & Recovery Learning Centres in Powys provide counselling sessions free of charge by appointment. These sessions may be provided by trainee counsellors. Contact your local Centre to find out more.

You can find the relevant links here.

U&I Counselling in Oswestry, also a voluntary organisation, provides a donation-paid-for counselling service, with a suggested minimum donation of £3 per session. Whilst based in England, they will take referrals, including self-referrals, from Powys. You can ring the organisation on 07530 448 000 or download a flyer here.

Private sector counsellors

These counsellors charge a fee for their services. They often advertise in online counselling directories and/or have their own websites. 

You can find counsellors in your local area by searching through the directories.

Counselling directories

Counselling Directory - find a counsellor or psychotherapist near you.

It's Good to Talk - the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy online directory.

UK AHPP - the UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners has an online directory of therapists.

British Psychotherapy Foundation - the organisation can assist you in finding a therapist.

UK Council for Psychotherapy - an online directory of psychotherapists.

Association of Christian Counsellors - provides an online directory.

Ihsaan Social Suppport Association - providing counselling to the Muslim community. Based in Cardiff.

Islamic Counselling - information about Islamic counselling in the UK generally.

Hypnotherapy Directory - an online directory of professional hypnotherapists in the UK.

Info Engine

You can also search locally within Powys on the online directory called Info Engine. Search for counsellors in your area.

Counselling in Powys - on Powys Mental Health blog

Psychological Therapies - what's happening about waiting lists in Mid and South Powys?

Finally receiving treatment - a personal view - we learn about one person’s journey to find talking therapies in Powys.

In the counsellor's chair - Sorelle White, a Powys counsellor, tells us about her experience as a volunteer counsellor at the mental health charity Ponthafren Association in Newtown.

Introducing Mastermind - computerised CBT - we find out more from Powys teaching Health Board about a pilot project starting in Autumn 2014.

The latest on Mastermind - computerised CBT in Powys - an update in 2016.

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