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Talking therapy: How a chair changed my life

How can counselling help you

Members of the BACP explain how talking to a counsellor can help you

“For me, counselling was a lifesaver. I never used to talk to anyone. For years, I would keep things bottled up and then cry hysterically on my own as to not inconvenience anyone. I would hide it so I wouldn’t have to confront my thoughts and fears.”

You may be in the midst of a crisis, looking for resolution around a particular issue, feeling stuck or dissatisfied with life, or in need of a safe space where you can unburden your thoughts and feelings.

Making the first step is often the most difficult, and yet for many clients, making contact with a counsellor, in confidence, marks a threshold. A moment where we begin to build towards a positive future. If you are interested in finding out more please contact us.

We offer short term and long term and open-ended counselling up to 12 months, providing one to one support tailored to your individual needs.

Our counselling service is offered on a face-to-face basis.

Our counsellors, fees and how to access the service

Our counsellors have experience counselling a diverse range of clients experiencing:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • low self-esteem
  • loss
  • grief
  • anger
  • issues
  • confidence issues
  • relationship difficulties
  • issues at work
  • addiction
  • eating issues
  • abuse
  • trauma
  • autism

As a charity, we need to charge a small fee to cover the cost of delivering our counselling service. We regularly review our charges and always try to keep the cost of counselling as low as possible, so that as many people as possible can access the service. Our current counselling fees are as follows:


  • £45 per weekly session
  • £15 per weekly session for those unemployed, low income or on qualifying benefits

If you are interested in counselling the first step is to contact us by emailing us at, calling us on 01633 258741.

Our staff will get back to you with an initial form to complete and if our service is suitable we will endeavour to start the counselling process as soon as is possible.

Our waiting list is currently 2 – 4 weeks but can vary.

FAQs about Counselling

Usually, counselling focuses on a specific issue for a limited amount of time. Therapy can be more long-term and focuses on you as an individual — how you see yourself and the world, your thoughts, and your behaviours, as well as the underlying patterns of why you do the things you do.

Counselling can help you cope with:

a mental health condition, such as depressionanxiety or an eating disorder

an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility

a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress

difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger

other issues, such as sexual identity

At your appointment, you’ll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who’ll listen and support you without judging or criticising.

The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they will not usually give advice or tell you what to do.

Clinical Placement Opportunities at Newport Mind Counselling Service

Based in Newport, we are seeking Volunteer Counsellors to offer one-to-one weekly counselling to a minimum 3 adults weekly.  

  • All trainee applicants must be on a Level 4 course or above, or in their 2nd year or above of a recognised/accredited training institution 
  • Trainees must have experienced their own personal therapy 
  • Trainees will be able to join free clinical supervision groups provided by Newport Mind 

We offer trainees the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients with various mental health difficulties. If you would like to apply for a volunteer placement, please complete the application form.  

Please email applications to  

  • All placement counsellors are contracted to attend quarterly team meetings  
  • All placement counsellors are contracted to attend quarterly training sessions 


If counselling doesn’t feel like the right solution for you, you can find other services on our services page

Thinking about counselling and talking about your mental health can be overwhelming

Let's take minute to breathe
Let's inhale...
and now exhale...