Rebecca O'Dowd MBACP, PG Dip CBT.

Rebecca O'Dowd MBACP,  PG Dip CBT.

Castell-nedd Port Talbot

The Life Therapy Centre
1 Pell Street


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About me

I am a qualified psychotherapist specialising in CBT. I aim to help people manage a variety of issues using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT has proven benefits for mental health. I offer one to one sessions in a therapy room and online using Skype.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a form of talking therapy or counselling. It is endorsed by NICE and the NHS as the preferred treatment for many mental health issues. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) I work with clients to overcome and manage a variety of mental health issues including:

  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Phobias
  • Relationship issues
  • Abusive relationships
  • Low self esteem
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • OCD
  • Perfectionism
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Work stress

We will work together to gain a better understanding of your problem. Then using a variety of techniques and interventions we aim to reduce distress, improve quality of life and increase happiness. By learning about your condition(s) you can discover new coping strategies, which will enable to take care of yourself in the future and help prevent further set backs.

I am passionate about providing a caring,  meaningful and robust therapy.  I am naturally empathic, practical and down to earth, this comes across in my therapy. I aim to provide a safe and caring environment  with an emphasis on helping you to achieve your goals.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate Counselling Skills


  • Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre;  Adapting CBT for Children and Young People.
  • Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre; Working with Families in CBT with Young People.
  • Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre; CBT for Depression in Children and Young People.
  • Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre; CBT for Anxiety in Children and Young People.
  • BABCP Working with Anxiety
  • BABCP PTSD Workshop
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Agored Cymru Level Two Counselling Skills
  • Agored Cymru Level One Counselling Skills


My previous experience includes working in corporate stress management, NHS Primary Care and IESO online digital healthcare, a service offered by the IAPT, England. I trained to be a therapist after volunteering with the Samaritans and realising how many people are struggling and battling through everyday life.

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£45 per hour

Maps & Directions

Swansea, SA8
Swansea, SA1 3ES

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people