About us

We are offering online sessions, via Zoom, or telephone sessions during lockdown! Book online via our website www.talkinthebay.co.uk

We are a team of expert and experienced Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches and Clinical Supervisors offering short and long-term counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychotherapy and schema therapy.

Talk in the Bay was established in 2008 in Cardiff and has become a highly successful private practice for couples, individuals and young people wishing to attend counselling.Through our collective knowledge and experience we are able to provide both short and long term therapy for clients at our modern, comfortable and relaxing offices and through online video calls and telephone.

In addition to our services at Talk in the Bay, we also offer a low-cost service at other venues in Cardiff as well as online, which can be booked via www.affordable-talk.co.uk

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Talk in the Bay therapists are interested in your emotional well-being and are here to help you explore any issues you may have to enable you to build better coping strategies, resilience, relationships, confidence and self esteem. All counsellors understand that current distress whether that be depression, anxiety, stress, anger or low self esteem, comes as a result of life experiences and the ability to cope and respond to these.

Mandy Walsh is the director of Talk in the Bay established in 2008 and is a certified Advanced Schema Therapist, Supervisor & Trainer which enables her to provide in-depth, long term work for clients experiencing complex, long standing issues around forming relationships and difficult, repeating patterns of behaviour. She is also an experienced couples therapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

Mandy - MA in Counselling (CBT), PG Diploma in Consultative Supervision, Registered Accredited member of BACP. Certified Schema Therapist (ISST)

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

Areas of counselling we deal with


Additional information

Individual counselling & CBT:  £40.00 - £80.00
Couples counselling: £60.00- £90.00
We offer reduced rates for Students or Counsellors in training.

Supervision For Individuals : £60.00 - £ 80.00 per hour

Supervision For Groups : please enquire


Counsellors can provide appointments throughout the week including late evenings and weekends.

We are online during lockdown!

Further information

We are also able to provide an Employee Assistance Counselling Programme for corporate and statutory companies and organisations. Please contact us for more details.

Suite 1
33-35 West Bute Street
CF10 5LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Mandy Walsh is a qualified supervisor and has many years experience of providing supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors as well as mental health professionals.

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