About me

About me and how I work - some of my clients feedback

'Thank you Tina, you made it easy for me to talk when I spent years not talking'.

'Tina has helped me immensely through very difficult times.  I cannot thank her enough'.

'Tina has been a wonderful counsellor, kind understanding and patient. She has helped me come to terms with very painful feelings. Tina has helped me enormously'.

'I felt from day one that Tina understood my frame of mind and what I was actually trying to say. She listens intently and really 'hears' your issues'. I do feel better in myself overall and would recommend her strongly'.

'I was sceptic before the first session but have been pleasantly surprised. I found that the sessions have helped my overall mood and decision making. Excellent service with Tina, Thank you'.

Contact me today for a brief, no obligation chat to find out how I could help you.

Tel:  07980937020

or email me on tinarule@hotmail.co.uk


I am an experienced and effective counsellor with a busy private practice.  I have successfully worked with a number of adults and helped them move on from a wide range of challenges. I have gained considerable experience when working with a wide range of issues in various settings including the Health Service, GP surgeries and Dyfed Powys Police. I have also worked as a counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care, Carmarthenshire Counselling Service and Women's Aid. More recently I have specialised and work extensively with substance misuse, working both on a one to one basis and group programmes using a CBT approach.

I tailor my approach to meet the needs of the individual and from our first meeting together I will try to help you relax by offering a safe space to explore thoughts and feelings, on what might have brought you to counselling. Drawing on my training and experience, I work in a focussed way and am able to work swiftly with clients, so you will not feel that I am wasting your time by endlessly listening as I am aware that counselling can be costly. I work very much from an Integrated counselling background, drawing on different approaches, helping you gain more insight and understanding as to where you might be experiencing difficulties in your life.  The sessions are very much paced according to your needs.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am a fully insured member of the British Psychological Society. I also hold an enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB). As part of my ongoing professional development, I attend regular training and supervision.  I adhere to the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy at all times.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling

Diploma in Counselling

Certificate in Bereavement Counselling

Post qualifying Certificate in Rewind Technique (Trauma)

Post qualifying training in using a CBT approach for Substance Misuse

Member organisations


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.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£20 for first session £30 for subsequent sessions

Sessions last between 50 - 60 minutes.

I am able to offer evening appointments.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday - Wednesday. 
Evening appointments are available. 

Further information

My private practice is based in Carmarthen.  However, at present, distance is not a problem as I am offering telephone counselling support.

As a result of the Covid 19 situation that we all find ourselves in at present and the challenges that it brings for us, do contact me by email.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

If you have problems with mobility, many of my clients have found counselling beneficial by telephone using Face Time and Whats App.

Tina Rule

Tina Rule