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MBACP (Accred) CBT & Supervision
Swansea SA4 & Aberystwyth SY23

About me

How can I help you?
If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, if you feel 'out of sorts' and struggle to cope with relationships at home or in work, if you feel stressed out or overwhelmed with aspects of your life at the moment, then I can help you progress towards a happier and healthier outlook, where you can feel more confident about facing and coping with life's current and future challenges. CBT is a highly effective, evidence-based talking therapy that can help you recognise, challenge and overcome your negative, self-limiting beliefs and develop more realistic, helpful ways of thinking and behaving that can significantly improve your sense of well-being.

How will we work?
Our work will be time-limited and solution-focused, identifying ways of overcoming the distressing emotional and physical effects of your current thinking and behaviour patterns. We will work together, as a team, to identify achievable goals and explore with warmth, humour, compassion, respect and sensitivity, the problems you are currently experiencing and how they impact on you. My aim is always to help you help yourself, to empower you and help you take control of your life by giving you the tools to understand why you do what you do, and most importantly, what you can do about it.

Do I use any other approaches?
Whilst trained in CBT, I also integrate other approaches to tailor our work so that it best fits your needs. For example, TA explores relationship and interaction patterns, and Mindfulness helps us focus on present moment experiences, rather than dwell on the past - which generates low mood, or worry about the future - which increases anxiety.

What issues have I worked with?
I have over 13 yrs experience of working within a range of NHS, public sector, EAP and educational settings and have worked with individuals and couples of all ages, including young people, presenting with a range of issues. These include clinical depression, anxiety, confidence and self esteem, personality disorder, domestic and sexual abuse, OCD, trauma, bipolar, addiction, relationships, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, bereavement, sexuality, life-limiting health issues and work-related stress.

Training & Qualifications
I am a trained and qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CBT). I am registered and accredited by the BACP. I am also a member of the British Psychological Society and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. I hold two first class Psychology degrees, which has given me an extensive understanding of the developmental, sociological, biological and psychological factors underlying the problems we all face at times.

Are you looking for supervision?
l also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision, which enables me to work with supervisees in clinical and non-clinical settings. I have experience of working as a counsellor and supervisor within organisations, with young people in educational settings, and with adults diagnosed with enduring mental health conditions.

I am fully insured, have monthly supervision with a BACP accredited supervisor. My fees are competitive, whilst reflecting my training, qualifications and experience, and I welcome referrals from individuals, couples, EAPs, GPs and other health professionals.

Please feel free to email me at if you would like to arrange a brief phone call to discuss working together.

Training, qualifications & experience

PGDip Consultative Supervision

PGDip Therapeutic Counselling (CBT)

MSc (Psych) Distinction

BSc (Hons) Psych : First Class

Ongoing training to inform ethical practice (via workshops, seminars, conferences, webinars and residential courses) addressing a variety of issues including Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis, Personality Disorders, Resilience and Well-being, Suicide Prevention, Eating Disorders, Happiness, Neuro-diversity, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relationships, LGBT, issues, Bereavement, CBT Supervision, Addiction, Separation & Divorce, Abuse, Mental Health, Confidentiality & Record Keeping, Drugs & Young People, Anger Management, Creative Therapies, Neurobiology of Attachment and Early Trauma. This list is not exhaustive, please feel free to contact me about any other issues you may be experiencing.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

Therapy : Individuals & Couples : £50 per 60 minute session

Supervision: Individuals - £55 per hr ( £82.50 per 90 minute session)

Organisations - Individual therapy /supervision or Group supervision- £60 per hr (£90 per 90 minute session)

When I work

Some evening appointments available

Further information

Currently all sessions are delivered remotely.

Aberystwyth, SY23

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I am a trained and qualified supervisor and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision.

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Fiona Watts

Fiona Watts