Who are we & what is counselling?

USWTherapy is a therapeutic service, offering a range of psychological therapies to professionals, businesses, third sector organisations and members of the public alike. We can offer a range of counselling options depending on your needs.  Typically we provide a block of counselling sessions, consisting of 8 sessions per block. Our price is £42 per session, Inc. of VAT.    Alternatively we can offer Cognitive Behavioural Counselling sessions which can be from 10 – 12 sessions per block.  The price is also £42 per session. (Inc. of VAT).   In addition, we are able to  both Music and Art Psychotherapy at a cost of £42 per session (Inc. of VAT)  To refer yourself, or on behalf of someone else, please visit the 'Book an Appointment' section of this webpage.

The service has grown considerably since established as Newport Community Counselling Service in 2011.  USW Therapy has a strong history of running a professional counselling service for the residents of Newport and surrounding areas and working in partnership with statutory and third sector organisations and local businesses.  From our suite of counselling rooms we are able to offer a range of  services to people and organisations from the South Wales area, including (but not limited to) Newport, Cardiff, Caerphilly, Treforest, Usk, Cwmbran and Chepstow. The service offers both a funded and a reduced cost service. 

Our service is an organisational member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means that we work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.



Counselling offers a regular space and time to talk or think about your worries or difficulties. It helps to explore your feelings and looks at how you may wish to change things in your life.


You may choose to use counselling for:


Resolving problems

Making choices

Coping with changes

Gaining insight and understanding

Improving your relationship with others

Working through difficult feelings

Types of difficulties may include:


Family difficulties and relationships

Abuse

Trauma

Bereavement

Anxiety

Bullying

Health related difficulties

Low self esteem

Anger

Self harm

...or any other issues that are troubling you.

Counselling is a confidential service. We will not share your personal information with anyone without  to anyone your consent. The only exception to this is if you, or someone else, are at risk of significant harm. Our counsellors may also discuss their counselling work with their clinic supervisor to ensure high standards are maintained.  This is considered best practice.

Therapy is a way to explore difficulties and problems objectively.  It will take place within the context of a supportive, trusting relationship with a specially trained therapist, working alongside you to develop goals towards finding your own path forward.


During the first session, your therapist will negotiate a confidential contract with you.  He/she will encourage you to discuss your difficulties and expectations.   Therapists are trained in a variety of approaches and techniques,  used to assist their work with you.