Life Therapy Practice Counselling in Ammanford, Swansea, Llanelli, Pontardawe & Brynamman

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Susi Harris, FdA, PG Dip. Reg MBACP


Qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor for Adults (FdA)
Qualified Counsellor for Children and Adolescents (PG Dip.)

Insured, DBS Checked and BACP Registered Member of the
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP )


I hope I can help you find what you are looking for, and help you make the most of your life..

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Dear Reader, I am a Qualified Humanistic and Integrative Counselling Therapist based in the areas of Ammanford, Swansea, Llanelli, Pontardawe and Brynamman, Carmarthenshire. I offer tailored private individual counselling for Adults, Young People and Children (11+).
You will see me on The Counselling Directory.

I am able to offer you confidential counselling support and guidance so you may share your worries and find a way forward in your life. Therapy Issues


Free Initial Confidential Phone Consultation

How can I help you? I offer a free initial confidential phone consultation to find out how counselling can help you or your child, and to ask any questions with no obligation. If I consider you may be suited to another professional therapist, we can discuss finding you the right help.

All communications are discreetly and confidentially managed directly with you only. Contact me by Phone, Text or Email.


If you need urgent support or are experiencing suicidal thoughts please contact your GP who will be able to provide suitable help, or the Samaritans are available for urgent or non urgent support at any time FREE on 116 123 / jo@samaritans.org . Help Links



The Benefits of Therapeutic Counselling - a Valuable Life Investment

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The Benefit of Exploring Your Thoughts and Feelings

Emotional awareness has a direct connection to wellness. It helps identify what you are lacking, craving or struggling with, and enables you to get your needs met, emotionally and physically. It will assist in achieving satisfaction and wellbeing in life.

Problems affect us all differently as individuals - sometimes resulting in unhelpful behaviour changes such as anger issues or with our health including Anxiety, Depression, or emotional breakdown for example.

Emotional problems arise when we are not meeting our individual needs because of circumstances or if we are not simply aware of what is happening to us, or we cannot see a way forward. Allowing yourself to address those bottled up feelings or unhappiness can help ease those pressures and problems.


Do you need to talk?

...Is talking too painful, uncomfortable, or might it make things worse you are thinking? I understand, this can be natural. However, consider whether you can continue with your worries long term?

Being guided safely through counselling in a trusting and professional relationship with your counsellor can bring new and helpful insight towards thoughts and feelings and ways of managing situations in life with new skills and approaches. You may also like to see The Benefits of Exploring Grief or Loss.

I offer a one to one confidential service in a private and comfortable environment where you can feel safe to be yourself and explore your worries. Counselling work is tailored around your unique issues and needs, whether short or long term. The benefits of therapy can serve you well in the future and bring about many life changing benefits. What is Counselling?


My Aim

... is to provide a helpful and supportive empathic environment where you will be accepted for whom you are and not judged or pressured to change. That you are heard, understood and valued by me and enjoy the best counselling experience and outcome possible.


Clients often report that counselling has changed their life

... and that our sessions have brought them relief from troublesome thoughts, emotions and behaviour, together with new helpful perspectives. With this comes increased self understanding and confidence, bringing the benefits of new options and courage to make changes.


Your Thoughts? How important are you?

... to yourself, and others? I understand that at a difficult time, feelings of low confidence can make asking for help difficult. Maybe too, you consider that ‘you should just get on with it’ or that having counselling is self-indulgent, or an unwarranted expense? Perhaps consider the implications to your health and circumstances and how counselling could help. It's never too late to get help. How can I help you?

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What Issues do I Work With?
You are not alone with your worries and issues, whether you are an adult or young person. There are many issues that clients suffer beyond this list that are commonly shared by others. You may find it beneficial to explore interlinking issues depending on the number of sessions you wish to attend.


Coping Strategies and Personal Development

Relaxation Techniques including Guided Imagery are frequently enjoyed by my clients in Counselling sessions to help calm nervousness or master self control in a Mindfulness approach over Stress and Anxiety. These can be very effective skills to learn to enhance mind and body well-being and for management of difficult issues and challenging situations when under stress or pressure.


  • Learn relaxation coping strategies to manage and reduce stress and Anxiety
  • How to overcome Low self-confidence and low self-esteem and start enjoying a new world with assertiveness skills
  • Anger issues and Anger Management strategies
  • Overcoming difficulties with Rewind Technique Therapy for Trauma or Fears
  • Exploring and understanding your needs, how to meet them and make life more fulfilling
  • Exploring your different relationships, learn successful communication and emotions
  • Exploring behaviour patterns, how to change unhelpful behaviours to effective ones
  • Exploring new ways to deal with stress, anxiety and depression


Counselling Issues - Adults, Young People, Children (11+)

Here is a sample of issues I commonly work with and have training in as a Counsellor as well as those mentioned above.


LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT, such a significant and difficult part of our lives in so many ways and is of particular interest, following my training and experience working within a bereavement service. Grief is also significantly associated with losses or changes that affect us in so many ways which can shape our lives negatively or positively. Identifying such events or patterns can help us to understand and reshape our path ahead.

  • Anticipated grief of a loved one dying
  • Baby, or child loss
  • Child bereavement, Loss of Parent
  • Bereavement, loss of a loved one and coping without them
  • Chronic grief that is unresolved
  • Disability or illness and impact of life
  • Pet loss
  • Sudden loss and traumatic loss
  • Loss associated with life changes or circumstances

The Benefits of Exploring Grief or Loss

Counselling support can be a significant help during a distressing time of suffering a loss, by talking with someone understanding and experienced for you, at your side to listen. Often other people in your life do not know what to do or say to help you, making grieving a very isolating experience.

Grief is a unique experience for every individual with many complex emotions and experiences attached to it. With individual circumstances surrounding a painful loss grieving can continue in many forms for any amount of time, sometimes unhealthily and can affect long term life functioning.

Counselling at this difficult time or even after some time has passed can often relieve such suffering, confusion or distress by making sense of what has happened and the changes it has brought, and how you might manage life going forward.

As a grief counsellor, I support every client individually with patience, respect and dignity.

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About Me as a Counselling Therapist..


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As a Counselling Therapist

I am a Qualified, Insured, DBS Checked and BACP Registered Member and importantly for your security, means that I work by the professional ethical code of practice of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and hold a DBS Certificate.
I attend supervision as well as regular training courses to ensure best and safe practice and to develop my clinical skills as a Integrative Counselling Therapist. About Me Page


My Areas of Therapeutic Work

I am a counsellor in Carmarthenshire for School, GP and Online Counselling Services and previously with the NHS Bereavement Support Service, working with all types of Clients and issues. Bereavement and loss counselling is of particular interest, which is a significant issue that touches all of our lives at some time. About Me Page


My Private Practice Work

In my Private Carmarthenshire based Counselling Practice I work as a Counsellor with men, women, young people and children located in professional and comfortable therapy rooms in Ammanford SA18, Swansea centre SA1, Llanelli SA15, Pontardawe SA18 and Brynamman SA18. Day and evening appointments are available by arrangement. Telephone Sessions are available depending upon requirements. Practice Locations Page & Maps, About Me Page


My Counselling Approach

My Counselling Approach with my broad training and experience as an Integrative Counsellor offers flexibility and scope for me to work with a balance of resources and strategies. My work is tailored to the individuality of each client and not one counselling method applied for all. All work is underpinned with a Person Centred Approach where your issues are explored with your needs and goals leading the way.

My Ethos for a successful Counselling relationship is one built on mutual honesty, trust and respect.
Find me in The Counselling Directory, About Me Page

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Free Initial Consultation

I believe, (as clinical evidence suggests), that our therapeutic relationship is as important for a successful outcome as the quality of work we do together therefore I offer a free initial confidential phone consultation for us to find out about each other, how we may work together and to discuss any questions. Perhaps you have experience of counselling and would like to discuss your continued needs and any preferred method of working. A first session can then be arranged for us to get started as quickly as you need at your chosen location centrally located in the following areas:-Contact me



Counselling Ammanford and Counselling Brynamman SA18

  • Tycroes SA18, Landybie SA18, Glanamman SA18, Garnant SA18, Gwaun cae Gurwen SA18, Llandeilo SA19, Cross Hands SA14, Pontardulais SA4

Counselling Swansea Centre SA1

  • Swansea SA1 SA2 SA3 SA4 SA5 SA6 SA7, Morriston SA4, Fforestfach SA5, Llansamlet SA7, Pontardulais SA4, Gorseinon SA6

Counselling Llanelli SA15

  • Llanelli SA15, Five Roads, Llanon, Llangennech, Pontarddulais, Cross Hands

Counselling Pontardawe SA8

  • Clydach SA6, Glais SA7, Ystradgynlais SA9, Cwmgors SA18, Trebanos SA8, Rhos SA8, Bryncoch SA10, Neath SA11, Skewen SA10


Practice Locations Page & Maps

Session Fees


FEES per Counselling Hour

£40.00 per Private Session - (Concessions are available, so please ask me)
£35.00 per Telephone Session
£35.00 for Counselling Students
£45.00 for Corporate Healthcare Service Clients

You may be able to get your counselling sessions paid if you have Healthcare Insurance depending on your policy conditions - please check with your insurer first for guidance.

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Susi Harris, FdA, PG Dip., Reg MBACP

Qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor for Adults (FdA),
Qualified Counsellor for Children and Adolescents (PG Dip.)
Insured and Practicing Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)



CONTACT ME CONFIDENTIALLY - Phone, text, email

07496 864388
lifetherapypractice@gmail.com

Or Use the Contact Form


To arrange a FREE INITIAL PHONE CONSULTATION or for more information.

Message - If you have contacted me out of hours or when I am counselling I may not be able to respond straight away so please tell me the best day and time and which method you prefer.
Thank you.

All communications are discreetly and confidentially managed directly with you only.



If you need urgent support or are experiencing suicidal thoughts please contact your GP who will be able to provide suitable help, or the Samaritans are available for urgent or non urgent support at any time FREE on 116 123 / jo@samaritans.org Help Links

~ Thank you for visiting my website - I hope that I may have the privilege of meeting you ~
Susi


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