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About us

Are you feeling stuck ? Do you think you could benefit from talking to someone? Are you experiencing anxiety or depression, do you have low self esteem or are you struggling to make sense of your life and find meaning?  Our counsellors will work with you so you feel safe talking about your difficulties without fear of judgement.

A Safe Space To Talk provides an affordable face to face counselling service in Chepstow, NP16,  Bristol, BS2 and Blackpool, FY2 as well online anywhere in the UK.

Our counsellors offer a wide range of approaches to meet differing client needs and have a variety of training and experience of working with young people and adults. 

Our counsellors practice different types of therapy and some more than one, depending on client need; these include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Systemic and Person Centred.

Types of therapies offered:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:

This approach focuses on challenging and changing thoughts and behaviours that cause distress and understanding triggers and unhelpful coping mechanisms.

Psychodynamic Therapy:

This approach focuses on the unconscious processes that impact present behaviour, thoughts, and feelings, to enable self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behaviour. 

Systemic Therapy:

This approach addresses relationship difficulties experienced on an individual level and understands how an individual is part of a larger unit or system, for example, a couple, family, organisation, or community.

Humanist Therapy:

This approach places importance on being true to self to maintain wellbeing with the central belief that recognising self-worth will help clients reach their potential.

Person Centred: 

This approach focuses on a client's strengths, with the counsellor working with the client on achieving their goals and facilitating growth and personal fulfilment.

Training, qualifications & experience

A Safe Space To Talk is a project is managed by an accredited BACP member who holds clinical responsibility for all clients using the service.

We are GDPR compliant, use a secure client management online system and are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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£35.00 per session

Additional information

Face to face, online and telephone counselling available.

When we work

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Further information

If you have a complaint please call 01291 621636 or email us at asafespacetotalk@protonmail.com.

Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16

Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Premises in Chepstow and Bristol are wheelchair accessible.

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