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.
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 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.
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
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.
Beth supports people living with persistent or reoccurring pain to increase their energy and mobility so they can actively enjoy life.
She believes that being able to trust in your body is key to dialling down your pain. She offers a step-by-step approach of simple, practical exercises for both the body and mind, helping people in long-term pain feel more themselves again. She does this through movement therapy and pain management coaching. Beth helps her clients to feel safe, to go at their own pace and to experience practical ways they can dial down their pain. Beth also offers yoga therapy to individuals and small groups.
Áine is a homeopath, Yoga teacher and sound healer. Her yoga classes are conducted in a spirit of playfulness and curiosity with clear instruction and safe guidelines.
Over 20 years she has supported many people overcome ill health, accidents and injury using homeopathic medicine. All her work is concerned with the re-establishment of a sense of aliveness, health and wholeness.
Irish school of homeopathy 2001
Aurolab 300hr teacher training 2014
Biofield Tuning (on-going)
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Joanna offers online and some walk and talk sessions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clair is a Person Centred Integrative Counsellor that offers low cost counselling.
Since qualifying in 2010, she has worked closely with children and families within the Social Care setting. She understands how trauma and difficult life experiences can impact on day to day life many years later, and how anyone can reach a point where circumstances become just too overwhelming.
Clair provides a private space that is comfortable, without judgement and where you can bring any issue. With listening, acceptance and empathy, it is her aim to support your exploration of what matters most to you, for you to gain a greater understanding of yourself and your life, and to find your unique way forward for better wellbeing. BACP Member.
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 https://www.jnana.yoga
I am a trainee counsellor offering a Lower-cost Counselling service. I came to counselling via many years working as a project manager in the voluntary sector in Swansea, where I found my niche putting things back where they belong, while quietly nurturing my own longing to find my place in the world.
Practising as a counsellor is an important part of this journey, and it meets my own needs for learning and growth, while providing space for others to do the same.
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'.
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 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.
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)
Jazz newly qualified as a Pilates instructor in April 2022 and has since been teaching group classes twice weekly as well as delivering both 1:1 and 1:2 classes in Carmarthen. With her focus and passion being on improving both health and quality of life holistically, Jazz takes pride in understanding her client’s individual needs, abilities and goals to ensure that they are able to get the most out of their time in her classes.
Jazz’s Pilates classes are a suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you want to stand taller, look leaner, play harder, recover from injury, or just improve your overall health, Pilates gives you the skills to move through your life with power, control and efficiency.
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 www.dianaoreillyyoga.co.uk or her Facebook page: Diana O’Reilly Yoga.
Francesca was first called to healing sounds on discovery of the unquestionable peace the quartz crystal singing bowls brought to her mind. It is this pursuit of deep peace and intense relaxation Francesca brings to her sound baths here at the Wellbeing Centre and on retreats and workshops. Trained in the crystal singing bowls in Belgium and multi-instruments in Somerset. Reiki attuned, qualified as a Yin yoga teacher, massage therapist and in aromatherapy. Her sound baths are beautifully multi-sensory with physical touch, infused with the aromas of essential oils, relaxing meditation practices and pure from the heart channelled intentions.
Specialising in playing unique crystal vibrations instruments including the quartz crystal singing bowls, rainbow crystal chalice, crystal pyramid and crystal harp, as well as the magical timbre of bamboo wind chimes. All instruments are tuned to 432hz the universal frequency of the earth to have a positive influence on the mind and body. Francesca offers a warm, welcoming and calming space for all to join.
Contact: Francesca Hampson
Kim is an integrative counsellor as well as a qualified life coach, who is passionate about providing a safe, welcoming space for people as well as the opportunity, if appropriate, for clients to develop techniques to enable them to identify and work towards changes they have identified themselves. Kim is friendly, calm, approachable and empathic and believe the power of listening cannot be underestimated. She aims to provide compassion, empathy and dedicated attention to each and every client.
Kim is registered member of the BACP. Kim has volunteered at the Swansea Wellbeing Centre since January 2021 and have over 15 years experience of working in the NHS as well as 13 years experience working for Macmillan Cancer Support. She has experience of supporting people with a range of issues such as: anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, relationships, isolation and loneliness and people affected by cancer.
Contact: Kim Morris
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 .
Huw teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to everyone: individuals, one-to-one, eight-week courses and retreats for groups and companies in the UK.
Anyone can practice mindfulness to help build resilience to the demands of life and improve physical and emotional well-being. Managing stress is critical to our physical health and mental well-being.
Scientific evidence shows that mindfulness can support the immune system and effectively address the impact of stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. It has been shown to improve emotional intelligence, working memory and attention span.
Mindfulness supports the body and mind to return to a more relaxed state of balance and well-being. It can help to deal with symptoms associated with various conditions, including Chronic pain, Low back pain, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, and IBS.
Karen’s teaching style is eclectic drawing on various styles of yoga but always ensuring there is a balance between asana (physical postures), Pranayama (breath work) as well as quieter, more meditative practices. Together these practices cultivate deep relaxation, a sense of coming home to stillness which she believes is always accessible despite the demands and busyness of our everyday lives. Whilst her classes can include strong physical postures these can be modified using props and alternatives will be offered, to suit beginners and more experienced yogi’s. She believes that yoga should be for everyone and wants to ensure that her classes are inclusive and welcoming. Through our yoga practice and the various tools it offers us, we can develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around. These tools can be deeply beneficial both on and off the mat, we can take what we have learned during our practice into our everyday lives, enabling us to cope more easily with what life throws at us.
Karen MacKinnon has been practicing yoga for 20 years. She completed the British Wheel of Yoga diploma at Triyoga, London 12 years ago and has continued her journey ever since through her own practice; studying on many additional training courses and through teaching.
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
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.
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 has been working with people as a mental health practitioner for mental health charities, in schools and at GP surgeries for over 10 years. Antheas current practice prioritises innate resilience and wellbeing and she offers the opportunity to explore this indoors or out!
Anthea is a fully certified young person's resilience coach with the National Charity i heart principles. She is a fully qualified life coach with the International Outdoor life Coaching Institute and offers individual 'walk and talk' sessions in local outdoor settings.
She runs a new course 'Navigating the Menopause' which aims to help women find their way through the maze of the menopause. This course can be delivered in groups or one to one.
Anthea runs the popular Monday Self help book club and offers individual sessions of self help book therapy Bibliotherapy!
Anthea is a member of the BABCP with a postgraduate qualification in CBT counselling.
Contact: Anthea Jones
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
Jill holds monthly drum circles at the centre and elsewhere in south wales. She had been a regular at shamanic circles and ceremonies before starting her own eight years ago. Jill’s work background was as a nurse, midwife and TEFL teacher, and she’s currently studying for a Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition. She’s also a Reiki Master, and a belly dancer, and last year became a Magdalene Priestess of the Rose.
Jill sees music, movement and energy work as fundamental to well-being, and to our heart centred connection with each other and to the planet. We connect also through honouring the seasons, the elements, and respectful ceremony.
Contact: Jill Grange
I am a Hatha Yoga teacher who trained with the Devon School of Yoga and with Meni Farkash. I have been teaching chair yoga at the Swansea Wellbeing Centre for over a year and from the very beginning it has become my favourite class to teach.
We are a small, friendly and supportive group who love to keep active and have lots of fun and laughter together.
We enjoy mindful gentle movements from the steady support of the chair. Using breath awareness to help reduce anxiety, aid concentration and de-stress. Moving intuitively to help improve strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Chair yoga is an adaptive yoga practice that could benefit all.
Contact: Jo Bailey
Brazilian born Martin Alvez is a former gymnast who competed on the elite national team in artistic gymnastics and later became Argentinian National Champion in Sports aerobics. After retiring as a competitive gymnast he went on to train circus skills, specialising in handbalance, hand-to-hand and aerial straps. Martin has performed and taught circus around the world for almost twenty years, working in theatres, on television and as a soloist with Cirque du Soleil. Since the pandemic in 2020 he has settled in Swansea where he coaches handstands, circus skills and continues to perform at events.
Contact: Martin Alvez
Dr. Krishanthi Keerthirathne
Dr. Krishanthi Keerthirathne who is having 15 years of work experience at National Ayurvedic Teaching Hospital, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka, and having educational qualifications of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery ( BAMS) from University of Colombo, PG Diploma in Panchakarma and Yoga at Gampaha Wikramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka, and MD Trainee ( Doctor of Medicine) at Postgraduate Institute of Indigenous Medicine, National Ayurvedic Teaching Hospital, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is specialized in General Medicine ( Kayachikithsa) such as Arthritis, Bronchial Asthma, Heart Diseases, Skin Diseases, Neurological Disorders, Stroke, and Gastro Intestinal Tract Diseases ( GIT) etc and Post Traumatic Injuries.
Contact: Dr. Krishanthi Keerthirathne
Hi everyone! I am Treinwales! And my name is Julie Copp. Having worked in the fitness industry for over 30 years teaching a variety of classes and becoming injured over a period of time I commenced my pilates and yoga teacher training and also tai chi and mindfulness. Discovering I had many years of unprocessed trauma in my body I found tre as a self care tool to help me release my trauma . I trained with the London college approximately 5 years ago and have been delivering workshops and classes and one to one sessions ever since.
Tension trauma release in Exercise is the perfect antidote to stress anxiety and pain in the body. I teach you how to release deep emotional pain and trauma in a natural way through a self induced tremor technique which can impact your life significantly for the better! Get in touch if you want to learn more!
Contact: Julie Copp
Poh-Eng has over 20 years experience in BUQI Healing and teaching Taijiwuxigong. Trained by founder Dr. Shen Hongxun, she gained her BUQI healing diploma in 1998; being validated as a teacher by Dr Shen 1999 with whom she studied Taiji 37, Taijiwuxigong, meditation techniques, and BUQI. Poh-Eng taught the Bristol Parkinsons UK group for 6 years. She has explored this energy medicine territory with several other trainings. In 2004 she qualiﬁed as a Plant Spirit Practitioner studying with Eliot Cowan. Poh-Eng has an MA in Dance and Somatic Well Being (UCLAN). Poh-Eng trained as a doula with Conscious Birthing and has offered a module on The Wellmama Doula Training, treating and teaching participants on their summer workshops.
Contact: Poh-Eng San
Mike Buckley began learning Yang style tai chi in 1990 with the Rising Dragon school. His teaching focuses on the three principles of Rooting, Sticking and Yielding which equate to our connection with the ground, an open quality of awareness and the greater aspect of us beyond our body/mind. His sharing of tai chi is based in the Eternal Now which encourages an exploration of who we are beyond our thinking minds.
Contact: Mike Buckley
Alex trained as a 3 Principles Practitioner & Facilitator in 2014, and ever since, has devoted her private practice (3 Principles Wales) to ‘following her bliss’- sharing this new mental health paradigm with individuals and groups (here at Swansea Wellbeing Centre, in schools, community mental health settings, health & social care organizations and prison).
She is passionate about sharing the 3 Principles understanding, and witnessing the impact and natural transformation that occurs when clients realize that they can always ‘come home’ to their innate wisdom and resilience. In this safe space, clients report feeling more peace of mind, wellbeing, clarity, connection, resilience and creativity. Alex has worked in the field of mental/ emotional health for over 30 years, and has a background in dramatherapy, counselling, homoeopathy and creative training. She specializes in working with burnout, life transitions, young people, carers, and women. Sessions can be held face to face, online or outdoors.
Alex is an Advanced Practitioner on the 3PGC (3 Principles Global Community) register and regularly mentors 3 Principles students. Alex is also a Labyrinth Facilitator - creating and walking healing Labyrinths on the beach, in the woods, and in venues, to nurture individual/ community insight and connection. (B.A.Psych, Cert Couns, PGDip Dthpy, Lic. WSH, Cert 3PFT)
Contact: Alex Waters
I am a qualified counsellor, I am also a registered member of the BACP, holding my degree in integrative counselling I have been a therapist for the past 5 years working with all different issues. What makes me different is that I also have autism and Adhd so have a great understanding of what these conditions can bring, due to the challenges faced when counseling clients who have Autism I decided to further my knowledge and achieved my MCS in Autism and related conditions. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD and Autism.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and person centred and I believe the client is the expert. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to listen to you and offer you a non judgemental space. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you .
I also run the ladies tuesday walk and talk group, which i have been doing for over a year as well as answering the centre phone lines :)
Ruth has been creating and running transformational retreats and workshops in Swansea & Gower for 8 years. Weaving meditative yoga, sound healing/gong baths, kirtan (mantra singing) and poetry dives, movement and music, helping people to reconnect with themselves and reconnect with the flow of life again.
Contact: Ruth Harlow
LGBTQ+ Meditative Yoga & Gong Bath
Cara runs the Embrace You! Women’s Wellbeing Group and is passionate about community-based and empowering approaches to health and wellbeing. Graduating with first class honours in Mental Health, her research dissertation explored the relationship between permaculture and wellbeing, she is currently studying an MA in Ecology and Spirituality. With a passion for being in nature, she also runs nature connection groups which incorporate creative methods to reconnect to nature and the planet. Finding a sense of place and meaning, reconnecting you to the wholeness of you…that part that can get lost in the ‘chaos’ of modern life.
Contact: Cara Bowen
Lowri Wilkie is a Psychology PhD candidate at Swansea University and mindfulness teacher. She specialises in using wellbeing science to create interventions and initiatives to promote ‘whole’ health and wellbeing. Lowri has several years’ experience of delivering training and workshops across a range of healthcare, corporate and private settings. She is currently in the process of undertaking teacher training with Breathworks to become registered with the British Association for Mindfulness-Based Approaches. Her business - Lowri Wilkie Wellbeing - offers regular meditation classes, workshops, retreats and organisation-based wellbeing training in South Wales and online. Lowri has a unique, creative and compassionate approach – if you would either like to begin practicing mindfulness yourself, or are interested in wellbeing services for your organisation, then please get in touch to have a chat!
Contact: Lowri Wilkie
I’m Fiona, a BACP registered, integrative counsellor and supervisor. I took a fairly circuitous route to counselling, finding it originally in my late 20s, then being diverted by various other things (including some midwifery training, and a brief career in homoeopathy) before finding my way back here to my first love, some 20 years later.
Since qualifying in 2014, I have volunteered in a men’s prison, completed my masters in counselling (2016) and worked in private practice, face-to-face with clients in Manchester. I completed a Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Hawkins & Shohett’s 7-eyed model) in 2019.
In 2020, the first lockdown led me to working fully online and when I moved from Manchester to Swansea later that year, I was fortunate to be able to ‘bring’ Manchester clients with me.
Since then, I have met and worked online with many wonderful people, many local, others from various parts of the UK. I started the move back into face-to-face work here in Swansea, in 2022, and now enjoy the mix.
Contact: Fiona Goldman
Tracy discovered the benefits of yoga in 2016 while working as a full-time schoolteacher and busy mother of two. She began taking classes at a local studio and at first joined a class twice a week, but within six months, she was practicing every day; that’s when she realised that yoga had become important in her life. Tracy had better stress management, improved flexibility, improved posture and alignment and felt stronger.
She enrolled in a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course, with the intention to deepen her personal practice. After completion of the course, she made plans to begin teaching yoga, drawing on more than more than 25 years' experience of teaching in a classroom and her early training as a nurse.
Tracy's Hatha yoga classes are slower paced and focus on the breath, controlled movements, and stretching. Her Restorative yoga classes are about healing the mind and body through simple poses held for longer periods, with the help of props like bolsters, pillows and straps. Tracy’s approach to yoga remains ever focused on the balance between strength, flexibility, and the mind. Her classes are suitable for all ability levels.
Contact: Tracy Margetts