HumanKind is a partnership between Jenny Thompson and Karen Wilson. Jenny is a senior accredited BACP counsellor, a UKCP registered psychotherapist and a UKCP registered supervisor, Karen is a BACP accredited counsellor. We both have extensive training in mindfulness.
We offer individual and couples counselling, psychotherapy, groupwork, workshops, bespoke mindfulness training, mental health advice as well as supervision and training for professionals. We can offer you a safe and confidential space in which to work towards recovery and peace of mind.
At this time of Covid-19 we are offering all our sessions online. Our preferred option is Zoom and we are happy to talk to you over the phone if you need help with this technology. Our bases are in Ferryside and Swansea and offer our services in and around Carmarthenshire, South Wales.
We can offer you a safe and confidential space in which to work towards recovery and peace of mind.
HumanKind came into being out of a shared belief that all humans at some time in their lives may experience pain and loss, anxiety and frustration, jealousy and rage, difficulty relating to others, and feelings of alienation and shame. This is part of being human. We also believe that recovery and healing are possible, through sharing our stories, better understanding our life journey, building resilience, piecing ourselves back together and finding a sense of groundedness and safety.
Training, qualifications & experience
Between them,Karen and Jenny have six decades of working with people in distress.
Karen originally trained as a mental health nurse in the late 1980’s, specialising in group work in therapeutic day services.Her training was humanistic and person-centred.
From 2009 she trained as an integrative counsellor ands is a registered and accredited with the BACP. She has training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Based Trauma Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. She has worked for a women’s centre, in a university and for the NHS.
BACP Acredited Counsellor.
NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse.
Jenny completed her BA in Psychology in 1979. Her work settings include, mental health organisations, drugs agencies, the higher education sector, GP’s practices, voluntary organisations as well as private work. She has also lectured on BACP recognised counselling diploma and managed a Higher Education Wellbeing Service.
MSc Mindfulness Studies,
MBACP Senior accredited counsellor,
UKCP reg. psychotherapist and supervisor,
Cert RELATE CC.
NLP master practitioner
Other trainings include:
CBT; systemic family constellations; therapist self-care; trauma (Babette Rothschild); psychotrauma (Franz Ruppert)
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Our fees are £45 per session for individual work and £50 per session for couples work. We have six concessionary places at £22 for people on low income.
Taking the first step in finding help is often the most difficult. If you think you may be interested in accessing our support please contact us by phone or email. We are always happy to discuss possibilities with you and help you to make a choice about the sort of support that feels right for you.