Lucy Heavens Director of the Swansea Wellbeing Centre

Lucy Heavens


Lucy Heavens is the Executive Director of the Swansea Wellbeing Centre.
A passionate advocate for people fulfilling their true potential, she combines her
expertise as a teacher, life-coach, yogi and business executive to create a
welcoming, vibrant and nurturing space for community members to meet and flourish.

07833 232 272

Rachel Parkyn Director

Rachel Parkyn

Rachel is a The Managing Director of The Swansea Wellbeing Centre and has worked in a number of Community based settings. She is a Social Work graduate from Cardiff University, and has expertise in numerous areas including children and families and HIV support work.

Over the last 15 years Rachel has worked as a wellbeing therapist supporting cancer patients. Rachel has a special interest in trauma work. Her extensive specialist training in Yoga and Mindfulness is combined in her nurturing and supportive trauma-informed classes. Her vision is one of community empowerment and as the Director of The Swansea Wellbeing Centre, she brings her passion for equality and her training in Compassion Practice into her role. Rachel's commitment is that the Centre is considered a safe place for all and that together, we thrive.

Emma Evans Yogasteps director

Emma Evans

Emma began her Yoga journey in 2001 after graduating from University. Working in the voluntary sector for many years, Emma began to really appreciate the space she was able to create physically and mentally through her yoga practice. Emma has also qualified to teach children's Yoga, regularly teaching children and families. Emma is also Trauma informed and applies these teachings to regular and specialised classes. Emma is welcoming and approachable, her classes are strong yet uplifting with a huge focus on feeling the body from the inside out.

07825 269 256

Family Yoga

Baby Yoga

Toddler Yoga

Jan Wigley director creative writing for wellbeing

Jan Wigley

Jan Wigley is an integrative counsellor who offers a safe space for adults and children to work towards a greater sense of wellbeing. Sometimes our thoughts, feelings and emotions can threaten to overwhelm us and you need time to explore these issues at your own pace. Jan uses her training in person-centred counselling, trauma/attachment and creative therapies to enable people to gain more self-awareness and independence in their lives.

She has 25 years experience working therapeutically to support individuals in her private practise, as well as LAC/adopted children and adults referred through social services.

At present she offers one-to-one therapeutic sessions and runs a weekly Writing for Wellbeing class where people connect to their own unique stories in a fun, informative atmosphere. Please email Jan to arrange an initial chat or for further information.

07899 898082 Text and I will ring back

Homeopathy Clinic

Alina and Noel

Alina Ascari and Dr Noel Thomas, G.P, continue, after six years, to provide, now with British Homeopathic Association funding, a free weekly homeopathic clinic for asylum seekers, and refugees and vulnerable people. They have wide experience in Wales, in the N.H.S, and abroad, particularly with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The holistic nature of homeopathy means each person is treated as a unique individual and their body, mind, spirit and emotions are all considered in the management and prevention of disease. Taking all these factors into account a homeopath will select the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health to stimulate their own healing ability.

Contact: Alina and Noel


Beth Cox Lunchtime Yoga Swansea

Beth Cox

Beth Cox is a yoga therapist. Over the last 10-years, she has supported many stiff, injured or stressed people to become more active and feel better within themselves.


Beth teaches 1:1 yoga therapy; small group yoga & meditation classes; workshops; and philosophy discussion groups.  


She carefully chooses yoga postures, breathwork or meditation techniques and skilfully tailors them for each person's needs.


Beth is passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health and regain their sense of self through practising yoga.  


nicole stroh osteopath

Nicole Stroh

Nicole is a 4th year Masters of Osteopathy student qualified in Soft Tissue Therapy and Swedish Massage. She is keen to encourage an active role in her patients involvement with treatment to promote lifelong wellbeing. She promotes regular movement and manual therapy to keep you pain free and moving well, as well as using treatment as a way to escape the stresses of daily living to relax for an hour. Nicole finds patient education key in this process so is always happy to chat and answer any questions you may have! 

Facebook: NicoleStroh.Health360
Phone: 07747 600 328


Carol Shephard

Carol Shephard is an experienced British Wheel of Yoga teacher who has run classes for adults, children, toddlers and families since 2003. She teaches mindfulness in schools and is also a member of the Natural Voice Network. Expect joy and lightness from her classes to support your wellbeing! Carol leads an adult yoga class, a yoga and mindfulness class for children, our dementia choir and a monthly Stretch, Sing, Smile, Slow down session combining yoga, singing, relaxation and fun!

Facebook: @wellbeingcarol

07815 096678

Philippa Castell

Philippa Castell is an Alexander Technique teacher and a Feldenkrais Method® practitioner. She has been in practice in Swansea since 1991, helping people learn how to move through life with more ease, freedom, balance and co-ordination, She teaches practical approaches to neuro-muscular re-education which help relieve pain and tension, bring mental alertness and calm, improve performance and enhance well-being for all.

07938 929544

Yin Yoga Vicky

Vicky Ucele

Hey there yogis & yoginis! My name is Vicky and I teach the still, quiet practice of Yin Yoga. I’ve been teaching for around three years now, starting in person in Swansea & Cardiff then moving into online & audio over the last 18 months or so. No prizes for guessing why! I love the simplistic beauty of Yin. As well as the deep release of tension you get – at times emotional, sometimes energetic and often physical - I find it to be a calming and mindful practice; a way to take a pause from my busy life and just be present with what is. My approach to teaching is 'functional' rather than 'aesthetic', meaning I encourage my students to focus on what they are feeling in their bodies rather than the shapes they are making. Obvious as it may
seem, we are all individuals with distinct bodies & minds, so a really important part of my job is to help you adapt your practice and make it uniquely yours. As well as the poses themselves, expect to find qualities of mindfulness & breathwork in my
sessions - key elements to a balanced practice, the yin and the yang. You will also learn more about the crossroads between yoga and the ancient Chinese ‘meridian theory’, including how to bring it into both your practice and your everyday life.



David Trick

David is a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor. He provides a safe, professional and friendly service for adults. David has over twenty years of experience working in mental health services, from inpatient hospital, rehabilitation settings, to community homes and independent living. David has been practising counselling and psychotherapy since 2004, and has worked alongside people of all ages, ethnicities and varied backgrounds. David has helped people to work through a wide range of issues. This has included: anger management, anxiety, depression, dissociation, childhood trauma, grief and loss, issues faced by those with a learning disability, isolation and loneliness, personality disorder-related issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Trauma, relationship issues, self-harm, self-esteem and identity, sexuality, and suicidal thoughts. Helping people to reflect on the impact of Covid-19 on their lives is also an ongoing theme. Everyone is different, and pain is relative; no problem is considered ‘too small’.

David takes an holistic approach, which can include psychoeducation, where appropriate.


Jo Williams counselling

Joanna Williams

Joanna is a Registered Psychotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist with extensive experience in Mental Health, Wellbeing and Therapy Services.

Her sessions offer a welcoming, safe and confidential space, within which to support clients to explore and overcome barriers to Health and Wellbeing.  

Joanna firmly believes that we have a wealth of internal resources and solutions and as such works with clients to uncover and build on these. In tandem with this, Joanna provides a practical and educational approach to help clients better develop any additional skills needed to support their therapy and Wellbeing goals.   

Joanna has extensive experience in delivering Health and Wellbeing Advisory Services, Mental Health interventions and Chronic Condition Management for conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain Stress and more.  

Approaches used in her practise include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy, Solution focused therapy and Clinical Hypnosis. Mindfulness is woven throughout Joanna’s work, and sessions are kept fluid to reflect client’s preferences and needs.

07539 938 160


Zeanne Thomas

Zeanne is a fully registered practising Osteopath who successfully treats people with chronic and acute pains from all walks of life. Each treatment is tailored to your specific needs at the time taking into consideration the bigger context of who YOU are - your work, family and social life, diet and hobbies play an important role in your quick recovery and long-term health and well-being. Zeanne is passionate about osteopathy and believes it is one of the best natural pain killers that everyone can benefit from and prides herself in providing the highest quality of holistic hands-on care.


07307 853154

Facebook: @swansea.osteo.zt

sara colautti holistic massage therapy swansea

Sara Coalutti

Sara's experience in massage spans 12 years, with holistic, powerful style that's also inspired by a love of yoga and meditation and her friendly personality. She offers all Classics, Deep Tissue, Sports massage and she is also trained in Pregnancy massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Thai massages.

Since 2010 Sara has been working as a Massage Therapist, she incorporates western and eastern approaches to provide a unique experience using a combination of different techniques and intuition to treat her clients specific conditions.

07305 877692

F: @saraholistictherapy

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Kim Davies

Kim is a qualified Reflexologist as well as Facial Therapist, FLexercise Fitness Teacher, and Indian Head Masseur. She believes the combination of keeping fit, eating healthily alongside regular holistic therapy such as reflexology, balances the body and  helps improve energy levels and general wellbeing. Kim's experience is we often find ourselves in a vicious circle of stress, affecting the mind and emotions, as well as the body, so it is important that this is addressed to achieve harmony and reach our optimum health.

07710 075269


Susannah Hollett

Susannah is a qualified crystal therapist and crystal acupuncturist and works as a natural health consultant in the Mumbles and Swansea health shops.  Bringing together the fields of crystal therapy, Chinese medicine, energy medicine, nutrition and food supplements, we will demonstrate how you can support your body physically.  We will also energy test to find out where symptoms are coming from in your energy system, looking at the meridian system and the chakra system.  Sessions will be informative, therapeutic and hands on, leaving you with a lot of information about yourself and a large tool box of techniques to work with.

07528 214 576

Kelly Morgan

Kelly began her yoga journey in 2010 after trying to find space for herself due to a busy
work and home life. Kelly has always been interested in supporting people to reach their full potential and this is what led her on her own journey to teach yoga Kelly is a big hearted, kind, loving and thoughtful person who is focused on creating a
space where people come to practice yoga and gain a sense of wholeness and wellbeing. Her aim is for her classes to hold space for her students to grow and explore through their practice what is right for your body, mind and soul. Kelly's classes aim to cultivate balance, create space for inner healing and deepen a person's yoga practice through strength based asana and breath work. It is Kelly's mission to lead people towards their bliss. Sustainable, fulfilling bliss.

Facebook: @slowflowyoga

07957 714 820

Soul Flow Yoga

Yoga Nidra

Anna Flanagan

Anna has been practicing meditation for the last 22 years. She trained in the Journey therapy in 2004 which incorporates counselling, visualisation and meditation as a way to overcome emotional difficulties and find peace with ourselves. She went on to study and then teach the meditation practice of Jnana Yoga which originates from a 5000 year old tradition, and is the core teaching described in the ancient texts of Yoga (the Upanishads). 

Alongside this she shares the power of healing chants to help the mind settle, let go, deepen in love and compassion for ourselves and humanity and to find peace. Her approach can be considered to be a blend of Jnana and Bhakti Yoga. Her classes are infused with clarity, compassion and tenderness.


Anna's CD 'Heartsong', gives a flavour of her classes and the meditation practice. You can listen to samples of it and the meditation in full (free to download - the last track on CD) by clicking here 

07972 642 678


Karen MacKinnon

Karen MacKinnon has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She completed the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance accredited diploma at Triyoga, London 7 years ago.  Karen’s teaching style is eclectic, drawing on different forms of yoga including vinyasa, yin and restorative.  She is particularly interested in how yoga can help us understand and ease stress and anxiety and how it offers us tools we return to in our everyday lives. Her approach is gentle and inclusive with a focus on self exploration. 

07792 698852


Gail Stewart

Gail is a trained nurse, classical singer and Biodanza teacher. She has been working sound for 5 years at her own workshops, in schools, Private events, festivals And as a volunteer at the Maggie Centre. 'I understand that using these instruments chanting and toning can Positively affect our minds as well as our physiology. It is my joy and passion to help people in this way'.

07726 360 584


Rose Fisher

Rose began teaching in 2016, and has continued to learn and develop her knowledge & skills in the years since. Being a student first, and teacher second, she has furthered her learning by training additionally in Children & Teen Yoga, 300hrs training in Rishikesh (India), and is currently training as a Yoga Therapist. She loves to utilise simple, yet challenging movements to enable functional mobility in day to day life, and to encourage the development of self awareness as well as mind-body connection through the physical practice of yoga. Rose is also a qualified counsellor, and firmly believes in the healing powers of yoga for the mind; she hopes to empower you with the skills to stay well, through her classes and offerings.



Helen Lewis-Smith

Helen is an integrative counsellor with over 25 years of experience working therapeutically with individuals, partners, groups, and families in statutory and non-statutory organisations. She draws upon cognitive-behavioural, person centred, modern psychodynamic and existential models, which she uses to tailor a unique treatment plan for each person, according to the difficulties with which they are struggling and the changes they wish to make.
Helen combines warmth with challenge and strives to create a trusting therapeutic relationship where open dialogue feels possible and where, through collaboration, individuals feel empowered to navigate change, so that they can live more fully.

Cert Couns, PG Dip, MBACP Accred.

07720 054 404

Angela Morris

Angela has been practicing acupuncture for 11 years.  She did a degree at CTA in Warwick and has continued her studies to underpin her practice.

She has 15years experience of supporting families that have suffered from trauma and domestic abuse.  Angela works with people to support their general health and wellbeing. 

Angela is a certified NADA practitioner which is a form of auricular (ear) acupuncture which is used to support people when withdrawing from addictions. It can also be used for relaxation and supporting people that are trying to lose weight or give up smoking. 

She is a licensed member of the BAcC (British acupuncture council)



Claire Kirkpatrick

Claire is a Mother of 5 and a YogaBellies teacher. She is very passionate about supporting women throughout the different stages of their life, particularly pregnancy and Motherhood. She has first hand experience of how breathing techniques and self hypnosis can result in a much calmer positive birthing experience. 

She believes every woman should feel supported and empowered and is trying to 'create the village' Mothers need to thrive, with her classes at the centre.

07595 516 016

Baby and Me Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga


Diana O’Reilly

Diana began studying yoga twenty years ago in Toronto, Canada, and has been teaching for 16 years. During that time, Diana has studied with teachers from a variety of disciplines, including Iyengar, Viniyoga, Ashtanga and Scaravelli-inspired. However, ultimately, she teaches from what she has learnt on her own mat. She is constantly fascinated by and learning about the physical discipline of yoga that addresses the union between the body, mind and spirit. Diana’s teaching style is aimed at creating a safe space for students to practice with openness, autonomy, curiosity and pleasure.

Diana teaches 2-hour classes once a month, as well as the BWY Foundation Course in Yoga at the Swansea Wellbeing Centre.

For more information on Diana’s classes, please contact her via or her Facebook page: Diana O’Reilly Yoga.


Chris Reed

Chris is an Integrative Counsellor and Hypnotherapist who works holistically using his years of experience and knowledge to create therapy catering to each client's specific needs. Having practised since 2007, Chris works with a wide range of presenting issues from anxiety/stress, depression, bereavement, addiction and trauma and spent over a decade working and supporting the LGBTQA+ Community. Regardless of the context, Chris provides a safe, confidential, and professional space for his clients.

Chris is a fully qualified Counselling Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and working towards accreditation; as well as the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH).

Chris holds a Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and offers specialist interventions such as EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing), Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy where appropriate.

Chris Reed MBACP (Regd) BA(hons)

01792 824590

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Andy Nobbs

Andy is a qualified Emotional freedom technique tapping practitioner

and poetry therapist. He was taught by one of the founding masters Karl Dawson.

He has fused these two therapies to create an amazing prana energy to speed up

the self healing process. Andy specialises in Trauma, anxiety and depression. Over the next two years he is working towards his masters accreditation.


EFT tapping helped Andy deal with the loss of his Father by tapping on the 

acupressure points and repeating a sequence along the meridian lines of the body. Andy has a calm aura and provides a safe, confidential  and professional space for his clients. Andy's workshops are designed to get to the route of the problem promote self healing and rewire your brain for continued wellbeing. Each client receives an audio and written poem created from the group session to take away as an affirmation.


As a practitioner, Author and speaker Andy is passionate about freeing his clients from 

emotional, mental and physical pain. EFT tapping  and poetry therapy workshops here every month  at the amazing Swansea wellbeing centre.


Howard Martin Psychotherapy

Howard Martin

I’m a qualified and experienced UK Council for Psychotherapy Therapist offering short and long-term therapy. I work with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, sexual and relationship issues. Through successfully dealing with my own personal difficulties and training in Counselling and Psychotherapy I have gained an understanding of how best to help different people with different characters – each person is unique and therefore no single approach suits all. I aim to help you gain awareness of unconscious thoughts, feelings and desires that may be having negative impacts on your daily life and turn these into positives.

My approach is Integrative which means I have been trained in several theoretical approaches and use whatever approach would be appropriate for you . These include Cognitve-Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Counselling, Humanistic and Psychoanalytic .

07766 601 630


Dean Rodrigues

I am a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Counsellor specialising in the field of Addiction.

For almost fifteen years I have provided a confidential and professional addictions counselling service for one of the premier 12 Step treatment centres in the UK. I also provide one to one Consultative Supervision to addiction counsellors and other substance misuse professionals. I am also an extremely experienced group therapy facilitator.

Due to my experience and knowledge of addiction and dependency, I am able to draw upon the best of the solution focussed interventions, (CBT, 12 Step, REBT, to name a few) and integrate them into a single, bespoke approach. This allows me to be incredibly flexible and creative in my practice and tailor my work to meet your own individual, specific needs.

My service aims to give you a genuine opportunity to treat your addiction, compulsive behaviour or dependency issue. I believe that the most effective way to reduce the harm and distresses caused by any addiction or dependency is via a solution focussed approach.
07907 285156


Adrian Wagstaff

Adrian is a musculoskeletal, sports and pelvic pain physiotherapist (BSc Hons). He also holds a Masters degree (MSc) in Manual and Manipulative Therapy.  Adrian holds the prestigious MACP award joining only 1200 physios with this specialist and advanced practice qualification. Adrian qualified in 2001 and has worked within all sectors of healthcare from the NHS, Premiership football, international, and private practice. He has a passion for advancing practice in healthcare to ensure the best treatments are available to those in pain. He uses a number of techniques to treat pain and is one of only a few male pelvic pain physiotherapists in the UK. Outside or work he has 3 young daughters, loves to surf, cycle and throw a ball around.

07748 152 377

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Jacquie Fagan-Fox

Jacquie is a fully qualified Foot Health Practitioner and Cryo-therapist who combines her training to provide treatment for the common issues that affect the foot and also consult and remove skin lesions with cryotherapy.

APEX Foot & Skin

07743 546212


Catherine Thomas

Catherine has been a counsellor in a variety of different settings for many years and can offer you the empathy, strategies and tools you need to recover and thrive. She can work with a wide range of issues, for example stress, anxiety, depression, or ‘overthinking’ which you may be experiencing as a result of work, relationships, health, sexuality, or difficulties from your past. You may be self- medicating with food alcohol or substances, or have developed an addiction or an eating disorder. If so, Catherine has the specialised training and experience to guide you to a sense of safety and wellbeing. She is an accredited member of the BACP and holds a number of qualifications.

07887 851323

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Beatrice Gbevegnon-Roper

Originally from France, Beatrice has been a qualified practitioner for over ten years. She graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (now UCO) in 2015 and from the Shao Yang Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2010, she brings an empowering and integrative approach to health for all stages of life. 


Beatrice specialises in Women’s health, Pregnancy and Paediatrics through continued postgraduate learning and research, treating a wide range of health issues. 

She combines functional, visceral, cranial and biodynamic Osteopathy not only to relieve pain, but also to work preventatively, allowing us to live in our bodies with ease.  


As an experienced practitioner in Tui Na, she teaches regular Baby Massage courses through online and face-to-face workshops.


Beatrice is passionate in the field of Mind-Body research and has strongly enhanced her understanding on how our body expresses past trauma. Her treatment can support us in finding balance on a body, mind and spirit level.

Contact: Beatrice Gbevegnon-Roper

07404 826 849


Anthea Jones

Anthea has been working with people as a mental health practitioner for mental health charities, in schools and at GP surgeries for over 10 years.


She offers Wellbeing and Resilience coaching for young people aged 12 – 25.


She is a qualified outdoor life coach and has a particular passion for being outside and offers one to one walk and talk sessions in a variety of local outdoor settings.


She runs a self help book club and one to one guided self help sessions using books  - Bibliotherapy!

Contact: Anthea Jones

07912 611852

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Jo-anna Andree

Jo-anna's contemporary working model integrates concepts from the psychoanalytical, cognitive behavioural and psycho-dynamic theories within a humanistic philosophy and systemic thinking. Techniques from these approaches blended with new insights from relational transactional analysis, neuroscience and mindfulness create my evolving working model.

In order for clients to create new levels of self discovery and growth Jo-anna tailors each process to complement their unique personality, circumstances and needs. She has undertaken robust post graduation training in couples counselling at The Institute of Systemic Therapy.

Her practice is culturally sensitive to accommodate our complex society. Establishing trust, building rapport and creating context for understanding couples and individuals needs are at the heart of her work.

Contact: Jo-anna Andree