Category Archives: Counselling

Swansea Trauma Centre

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: STS

Description: Swansea Trauma Support, a Consultancy, Training & Healing Centre for women affected by various forms of Trauma.

STS is transforming lives by providing Independent Advocacy, Private Counselling and Support Services for women across Wales.

Specialised in Violence against Women, Maternal Well-Being and Asylum Seekers & Refugee Project, we promote and encourage education, nourishment and empowerment for self-help and healing.

Services Offered: Independent Advocacy Private Counselling Free Weekly Women's Support Group & Drop-In
10 Week PTSD & Anxiety Recovery Program

Organisation/Service Address: Metropole Chambers, Salubrious Passage, Swansea, SA1 3RT

Is public access available at this address: No

Facilities Available: Toilet
Baby Changing
Tea / Coffee
Safe Space

Website: www.swanseatraumasupport.org.uk

Contact Name: Maya
Position In Organisation: Founder

Contact Address: Metropole Chambers, Room 11, 2nd Floor, Salubrious Passage, SA1 3RT

Contact Telephone Number: 07491 729121

Contact E-mail Address: SwanseaTrauma@gmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: 1 hour free parking directly outside the chambers, St Davids NCP is across the road, as well as the Salubrious Car Park.

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: 1 hour free parking directly outside the chambers, St Davids NCP is across the road, as well as the Salubrious Car Park.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: No access

Opening/Meeting Times: Monday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm - Women's Support Group / Drop-In Tuesday - Closed Wednesday - 10.00 am - 2.00 pm - By Appointment Only Thursday - 10.00 am - 2.00 pm - By Appointment Only Friday - 10.00 am - 2.00 pm - By Appointment Only Saturday - Men's Drop-In

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English, Arabic, Urdu

Company limited by guarantee Number: 10858964

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Breaking the Binary

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: BtB

Description: A project run by and for non-binary people from across the whole spectrum. We run a variety of events for non-binary people.

Services Offered: Weekly Support Groups on a Friday Evening; Fortnightly Socials on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Organisation/Service Address: Unity LGBT Centre
71 High Street
Swansea
SA1 1LN

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Free Wifi
Computers
Gender neutral toilet

Contact Name: Sascha Amel-Kheir
Position In Organisation: Founder/General Administrator
Contact Telephone Number: 01792346299

Contact E-mail Address: sjkheir@unitygroup.wales

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: No parking available

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: 10am - 9pm Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm Saturday

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English - Russian, Arabic, French and Italian available on request.
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Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: FTWW

Description: Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales (FTWW) is a third sector organisation set up to support, inform, educate, and advocate for girls and women in Wales who are suffering a range of health conditions and who are not receiving adequate (or fair) treatment.

FTWW aims to empower women to speak up with confidence amidst a medical and societal environment which tends to privilege the male experience, often dismissing women’s symptoms and concerns as being ‘psychological’ in origin.

Current campaign is on Endometriosis but it is our mission to support all girls and women regardless of the condition as we notice the big inequalities women face within the healthcare system.

We have a closed Facebook group for discussion and information, a website, and you can also contact us for further support.

Services Offered: Support, Guidance

Website: www.ftww.co.uk/our-mission

Contact Name: Debbie Shaffer
Position In Organisation: CEO

Contact E-mail Address: info@ftww.co.uk

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Please add any other details:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/393110234196590/
Twitter:
@FTWW_Wales

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Swansea Endometriosis UK Support Group

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: Endo UK

Description: We are a support group that meets once a month to discuss and gain support with Endometriosis. Carly is the Group Facilitator on a voluntary basis. We meet at the LC Swansea and are on Facebook too.

Services Offered: Support & Guidance

Website: www.endometriosis-uk.org

Contact Name: Carly Stewart
Position In Organisation: Support Group Facilitator

Contact Address: Unity Centre,
71 High Street,
Swansea,
SA1 1LN
*For letters etc only*

Contact E-mail Address: SwanseaGroup@endometriosis-uk.org

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Our meetings at the LC, Swansea have parking available and many disabled parking spots for those needing it.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Once a month. Please e-mail for details of next meeting.

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English
Registered Charity Number: 1035810

Membership Costs/Charges: No charge for attendance at meetings.
Endometriosis UK does offer membership options for further support on their website.

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Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST)

Description: Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST) is an award-winning, unique, beneficiary-led voluntary organisation which aims to support ethnic minority young people aged 11-25 living in Wales. It was set up in 2005 by a group of young ethnic minority people in Swansea.

Services Offered: Young People - We have a team of qualified youth workers who can support young people aged 11-25.

Organisation / Service Address: Unit B & C 11 St. Helens Road, Swansea
SA1 4AB

Facilities Available: EYST has a large and multi-purpose community centre available to hire by businesses, private individuals and community organisations. Equipped with IT Suite, Pool Table, Table Tennis and more, the Centre is centrally located and fully wheelchair accessible. For pricing and more information please contact the EYST Office: Tel: 01792 466980/1 or email info@eyst.org.uk

Website: eyst.org.uk

Contact Address: Unit B & C 11 St. Helens Road, Swansea
SA1 4AB

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 466980/1

Contact E-mail Address: info@eyst.org.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: 9-5pm - Office Mon-Fri 3-6pm - Youth drop-in

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MEEA Project

Description: Available to any person aged 50+ from a minority ethnic background. The purpose of the project is to ensure that minority ethnic elders have accurate information and advice, that their needs are represented, and that they know their rights.

Services Offered: The project advocates on behalf of minority ethnic elders over 50 years of age on over a variety of issues including housing, immigration, access to healthcare, benefits and language issues.

Organisation / Service Address: Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council
101 Mansel Street
Swansea
SA1 5UE

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: 1 to 1 advocacy Craft classes Regular trips/outings Home visits if required

Website: sbrec.org.uk/whats-new/m-e-e-a-minority-ethnic-elders-advocacy-project

Contact Name: Rebecca Heslop
Position In Organisation: Advocacy Officer

Contact Address: Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council
101 Mansel Street
Swansea
SA1 5UE

Contact Telephone Number: 0792 457035

Contact E-mail Address: rebecca.heslop@SBREC.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? On street parking - 1 hour

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Monday - 9am - 5pm Tuesday - 9am - 5pm Wednesday - 9am - 5pm Thursday - 9am - 5pm Friday - 9am - 4.30pm Saturday - Closed Sunday - Closed

What languages do you use within your organisation? English, Welsh, Polish, Begali, Urdu, Arabic, Punjabi, Farsi
Registered Charity Number: 1146712

Company limited by guarantee Number: 07106774

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The African Community Centre

Examples of services offered:

  • 1-2-1 Counselling, Group Counselling, Sewing, Arts Therapy, Yoga and Jewelry  classes  for female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Homeopathy for Male and Female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • English Classes for Male Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • English classes for beginner and intermediate female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Youth Forum for young people from Asylum and Refugee families and young people of African and Afro-Caribbean heritage
  • Parent and Toddler Group for male and female parents, and children from 0-5 years

Description: African Community Centre Wales is committed to breaking down barriers, promoting participation and community cohesion. ACC vision is of a society where African and African Caribbean Community members are fully included, where their well-being is a priority and where justice is promoted.

Organisation / Service Address: The African Community Centre
94 Walter Road
Swansea
SA1 5QE

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Disabled and pram access at rear of building, on-site car park, disabled toilet on bottom floor, reception and waiting area, tea/coffee availability

Website: www.africancommunitycentre.org.uk

Contact Name: Isioma Ikediashi
Position In Organisation: Centre Manager

Contact Address: 94 Walter Road
SA1 5QE

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 470298

Contact E-mail Address: isioma.ikediashi@africancommunitycentre.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Parking at rear of building

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Open daily at 9:30am until 5:00pm

What languages do you use within your organisation? Spainish, Hausa, Yoruba, Arabic, Igbo and Swahili
Registered Charity Number: 1124327

Company limited by guarantee Number: 06331619

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Swansea Bay LGBT Unity Project

Description of Organisation: Help and support for the LGBT community of Swansea, for over 50s, under 25s, housing and benefit needs and social activities.

Address: 10 Ty Myrtwydd
Loghour
Swansea
SA4 6TG

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Website: http://www.swansea.unityproject.org.uk

Contact Name: Michelle Moore

Position In Organisation: Managing Director

Contact Address: 10 Ty Myrtwydd
Loghour
Swansea
SA4 6TG

Contact Telephone: 01792 346299

Contact Mobile: 07791463219

Contact E-mail: michelle.moore@unityproject.org.uk

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Affiliations/Qualification: Swansea LGBT Forum

Cost of Membership: Free membership

Publications Produced: The LGBT Shout free information eNewsPaper

 

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LGBT Cymru Helpline

LGBT Cymru Helpline is a free and professional caring service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people in Wales offering free support, advice, and counselling to the LGBT community in Wales.

Services Offered: Counselling, advice, support, information

Address:
c/o 71 Pen y Graig Road,
Townhill,
Swansea
SA1 6JY

Public Access At This Address: No

www.lgbtcymruhelpline.org.uk

Contact Name:Mr Chris Reed
Position In Organisation: Volunteer Co-ordinator

Contact Address: c/o 71 Pen y Graig Road,
Townhill,
Swansea
SA1 6JY

Contact Telephone: 01792 828057
Contact Mobile: 07837 920234

Contact E-mail: line@lgbtcymruhelpline.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Free parking is available

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: (Access With/Without Assistance Or No Access)Access without assistance

Status Of Organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening Times: voicemail service: 24 - 7Helpline Hours: 7.00pm - 9.00pm Monday & Wednesday. Counselling: by Appointment

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? Bilingual (Welsh/English)

Affiliations/Qualifications: All our counsellors are BACP members

Cost of Membership/Charges: e.g. £10 per year membership.
Please include any concessions or discounts.

Publications Produced: Website, Newsletters, directories, leaflets, etc.

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Bullies Out

Provides help, support and information to individuals, schools, youth and community settings affected by bullying.

Website: http://www.bulliesout.com

Contact Name: Linda James

Contact Address:

  • GF, 2 Neptune Court
  • Vanguard Way
  • Cardiff
  • CF24 5PJ
Contact Telephone: 029 2049 2169

Contact E-mail: mail@bulliesout.com

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Cancer Information and Support Services

CISS is a registered charity set up in 1993 to help cancer patients, their friends, families & carers. As well as support & advice CISS also offers complementary therapies at both their Swansea and Neath centres.

Drop in Centre open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Charity shop open 10am to 4pm daily, Monday to Saturday.

Website: www.cancerinformation.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr I Addison
Position In Organisation: Manager

Contact Address: 2 – 2A Gwydr Crescent
Uplands Swansea
SA2 0AA

Contact Telephone: 01792 655025

Contact E-mail: info@cancerinformation.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Parking available

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users without assistance

Opening Times: Drop in Centre open Monday to Friday 2pm to 4pm. Charity shop open 10am to 4pm daily, Monday to Friday.

Affiliations/Qualifications:
BACP, Swansea CVS, Neat & Port Talbot CVS

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Swansea Women Centre

Post-crisis domestic abuse support via training; social groups; women survivors and their children; lesbian only groups; women-only service

Description of Organisation: Multicultural Resource and Training centre for women in Swansea.

Address: 25 Mansel Street Swansea
SA1 5SQ

Website: http://www.smwrtc.org.uk

Contact Name: Ms Claire Webster
Position In Organisation: Training Development Worker
Contact Telephone: 01792 411119

Contact E-mail: SWC.Main@smwrtc.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Unspecified offstreet parking

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users able to walk a few paces and up to a maximum of three steps

Opening Times: Office opening hours Mon-Fri 10-4.00; Centre opening hours for drop-ins Tues, Wed, Thurs 10.00.00-2.00; training times variable, please call for details.

Affiliations/Qualifications:Free training with childcare on request on a variety of subjects, accredited and non-accredited; social groups; computer facilities; free or very cheap room-hire; short-term support and signposting; Health & Wellbeing project; Outreach project; volunteer programme with excellent opportunities for personal development.

Cost of Membership/Charges: Unwaged: 10 pounds per yearLow waged: 25 pounds per year High waged: 45 pounds per year

Publications Produced: Quarterly newsletter for members; training & events brochure available from Centre and website or request addition to our mailing list.

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Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care provides support to anyone who has been bereaved by death.

Services Offered: One-to-one support/counselling for Adults and Children; Support Groups; Social Group; Crisis/Trauma Support; Telephone Support;Leaflets and Literature; Bereavement Awareness Talks and Training

Address: Orchard Business Centre,
Orchard House
SA1 5AS

Website: http://www.cruse.org.uk

Position In Organisation: Area Co-ordinator/Development Officer
Contact Telephone: 01792 462845

Contact E-mail: crusemorgannwg8429@freeserve.co.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users with assistance

Opening Times: telephone enquiry/referral line is usually available Monday-Thursday between 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.

Publications Produced:

Newsletters

By appointment Tel: 01792 462845Our telephone enquiry/referral line is usually available Monday-Thursday between 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. If there is no one in the office messages may be left on our 24 hour answerphone and replies will be made at the earliest opportunity.There is a National Helpline daily between 9.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m. on 0870 167 1677

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Kids Cancer Charity

A Children’s Cancer Charity that aims to improve the quality of life for children/young people affected by or bereaved by cancer and provide emotional and practical support that complement, and add value to the services provided by the statutory authorities. The family centred care includes: Play Therapy, Holidays, Bereavement Support and Be-friending. Play Therapy:Using play and creative arts to help children /young people affected by cancer or bereaved to express their feelings and experiences helping them to try and come to terms with their situation. Be-friending: Either face to face or by telephone or correspondence is available for anyone whose life has been affected by a child with cancer. Bereavement: The charity offers ‘one to one’ bereavement and pre-bereavement support. It also runs Support Groups providing an opportunity for meeting others who have similar experiences. Holidays: Especially co-ordinated ‘stress-free’ programmes that for families who need a break in the UK, or wish to visit Disneyland Paris or Disney World Florida.See website for further information, www.christianlewistrust.org

Website: http://www.kidscancercharity.org

Contact Name: Judith May

Contact Address: Kids Cancer Charity
62 Walter Road
Swansea
SA1 4PT

Contact Telephone: 01792 480500
Contact Fax: 01792 480700

Contact E-mail: enquires@kidscancercharity.org

Status Of Organisation: Dependent on voluntary donations
Charity Number: 1113821

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Foster Swansea, City & County of Swansea

Description of Organisation:
Foster Swansea is the City & County of Swansea's Fostering Service with over 40 years experience. We are currenrtly recruiting foster carers, particularly those interested in caring for older children and siblings.

Services Offered: fostering, foster care, support for foster carers

Address:
Foster Swansea
Child & Family Services
PO Box 677
Swansea
SA1 9NR

Public Access At This Address:
No

Website: http://www.fosterswansea.org
Contact Name: Foster Swansea Recruitment & Assessment Team
Position In Organisation: Recruitment & Assessment

Contact Address:
Foster Swansea
Child & Family Services
PO Box 677
Swansea
SA1 9NR

Contact Telephone: 0300 555 0111
Contact E-mail: Dutyofficer-fosterswansea@swansea.gov.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available:(Access With/Without Assistance Or No Access)
Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Other
Opening Times: Please contact the team at any time for an informal chat and to arrange a home visit to chat about fostering.
What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? Bilingual (Welsh/English)

Publications Produced:
Fostering information packs are available on request

Foster Swansea is the City & County of Swansea’s Fostering Service with over 40 years experience.

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Transgender in Wales

Description of Organisation: Help and support for all who relate to being Transgender or related to someone who is Transgender

Services Offered: Support

Address: 10 Ty Myrtwydd
Loughor
Swansea
SA4 6TG

Address:
Yes

Website: http://www.tiw.unityproject.org.uk

Contact Name: Roxy Williams
Position In Organisation: Managing Director

Contact Address:
10 Ty Myrtwydd
Loghour
Swansea
SA4 6TG

Contact Telephone: 01792 346299
Contact Mobile: 07960893825

Contact E-mail: roxy.williams@unityproject.org.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: (Access With/Without Assistance Or No Access)
Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity
What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? English

Affiliations/Qualifications:
Swansea LGBT Forum

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Free membership

Help and support for all who relate to being Transgender or related to someone who is Transgender

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Athena Counselling Services

As practical, integrative counsellors and psychotherapists, our approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current issues.

Address: 107 Walter Road
Swansea
SA1 5QQ

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Facilities Available: Counselling, Psychotherapy, Trauma Therapy,
Training,
Consultancy,
Research

Website: htttp://www.athenacounsellingservices.com

Contact Name: Jackie Chivers
Position In Organisation: Director

Contact Name:
107 Walter Road
Swansea
SA1 5QQ

Contact Telephone: 01792 828580
Contact Mobile: 007722 288244

Contact E-mail: jackie@athenacounsellingservices.com

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: No access

Status Of Organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening Times: 9am to 7pm Monday to Saturday

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? English

Affiliations/Qualifications:
Our counsellors are members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Charity Number: 07774652

Cost of Membership/Charges:
e.g. £10 per year membership. Please include any concessions or discounts

Publications Produced:
Leaflets
On-line trauma information

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Age Cymru Swansea Bay

Description of Organisation:
Age Cymru Swansea Bay is a vibrant, independent local charity. We work at the heart of the community to meet the needs of older people aged 50+

Services Offered: Advice & Information, Welfare Benefits, Housing Advocacy, Home Services, Supporting People, Hospital Discharge, Advocacy, Digital

Address:
Sun Alliance House,
166/167 St. Helen's Road,
Swansea,
SA1 4DQ

Website: http://www.agecymruswanseabay.org.uk

Contact Address:
Sun Alliance House,
166/167 St. Helen's Road,
Swansea,
SA1 4DQ

Contact Telephone: 01792 648866

Contact E-mail: enquiries@agecymruswanseabay.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
1 hour on street parking in neighbouring streets. 1 disability parking space at the rear of the building - accessible entrance also at the rear

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available:
Access without assistance

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 4.30pm and Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? Bilingual (Welsh/English)

Affiliations/Qualifications:
e.g. membership of professional bodies

Charity Number: 1140989

Cost of Membership/Charges:
e.g. £10 per year membership. Please include any concessions or discounts

Publications Produced: e.g. newsletters, directories, leaflets, etc

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Swansea Carers’ Centre

A voluntary organisation providing help and support to family and friends who care for a loved one who, due to illness, disability or addiction cannot care for themselves.

Services Offered: We offer a range of services including a welfare benefit service, counselling service, training and activities, and support groups

Address:
104 Mansel Street,
Swansea
SA1 5UE

Public Access At This Address:
Yes

Website: www.swanseacarerscentre.org.uk

Contact Name: Eleanor Norton
Position In Organisation: Director

Contact Telephone:
104 Mansel Street,
Swansea
SA1 5UE

Contact Telephone: 01792 653344

Contact E-mail: admin@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
N/A

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: (Access With/Without Assistance Or No Access)
Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: Drop in from 11am-3pm Monday-Friday. Office is open from 9am-4.30pm Monday-Friday.

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? English

Affiliations/Qualifications:
Carers Trust Network Member

Charity Number: 1108865
Company Number: 5352055 (Company limited by guarantee)

Cost of Membership/Charges:
N/A

Publications Produced:
Newsletter and leaflets, monthly e-bulletins

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