Free counselling service
We are able to offer fully-funded sessions with Breathe counsellors
Please note there is currently a waiting list of up to 12 weeks.
A number of fully funded counselling sessions, up to 8 per person, are available online and over the phone to people anywhere in the UK. Limited Face to face sessions are also available for people in Cardiff.
COVID-19 has had a big impact on many people’s lives, including financial stresses, relationship difficulties, bereavement, isolation and loneliness. In response to the pandemic, we have secured several sources of funding to provide professional support to those facing challenges with their mental health.
Our large team of experienced counsellors work with people facing all kinds of challenges. Professional support can go a long way to help you cope during difficult times, to make sense of what you are experiencing and overcome barriers – which can impact your wellbeing.
Counselling gives the opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings & actions, challenge & manage unhelpful thoughts, learn coping strategies & find ways to move forward.
Our counsellors are registered with either BACP, UKCP or similar accrediting body. These organisations are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) meaning they’ve met the PSA’s required professional standards to practice. We can also work with young people age 7 plus.
We are able to offer free counselling thanks to funding from the Voluntary Services Emergency Fund provided by WCVA, the Welsh Government’s Mental Health Recovery Fund, The British Medical Association and the Barclays 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme.
In just 8 sessions I have addressed my feelings of helplessness, guilt and fear in a way I have been unable to in years. The non-judgemental space counselling provided means I have changed my behaviour significantly and recognise that the only person I can change is me.
Within a month of sessions I achieved so much, I gained back confidence that I had lost and felt the weight of my depression was lifting. I looked forward to talking to my counsellor every week as it helped me process the thousands of terrifying thoughts in my mind.
Find out more about what to expect in the assessment and what happens after.
Meet our counsellors
Our counsellors can work with people facing all kinds of challenges.
Types of therapy
Explore the many different types of talking therapies.