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About us

Our Cardiff wellbeing centre offers counselling face to face, online and over the phone.

Our counsellors can work with individuals, couples, families and young people where you can build a trusting, open relationship – giving the opportunity to talk about difficult feelings, thoughts and behaviour

People are affected in different ways at different times in their life. Our large team of experienced counsellors work with people facing all kinds of challenges, each providing a tailored counselling approach. We specialise in a range of modalities including Person-Centered, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Talking therapy can provide:

  • A safe, confidential space to talk
  • The opportunity to explore your thoughts & actions
  • Strategies to cope during difficult times
  • Approaches to challenge & manage unhelpful thoughts
  • Ways to move forward

The first step is to complete and return a referral form. We will then be in touch to book an assessment. At the assessment, we’ll talk about the counselling services we provide and we’ll link you with a counsellor – best suited to your needs.

Breathe is part of the mental health and social change charity Platfform. All profits from Breathe are reinvested into Platfform, helping to further our joint mission of sustainable mental health for all.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our counsellors are qualified, and all are registered with either BACP or UKCP.

Member organisations *

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Counselling sessions with qualified counsellors start from £50 per hour and £15 for the initial assessment.

As part of our commitment to sustainable wellbeing for all, we provide a low-cost counselling service with our trainee counsellors (in the final years of their diploma). This service costs £5 for the initial assessment and £5 per session thereafter.

We are currently providing free counselling to people in South Wales who are out of work due to covid-19.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Further information

The first step is to complete and return a referral form. From this we will invite you in for an assessment with our Lead Counsellor. At the assessment we’ll talk if counselling is appropriate, the number of recommended sessions and we’ll link you with a counsellor - best suited to your needs.

Breathe
1 Pen-y-Lan Road
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF24 3PG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Urdu, Hindi, Gujerati, Bengali, Greek, Polish, German, Danish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

We are open five days a week, and until 8pm on weeknights.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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