Services Offered by The Adlerian Society of Wales
It is our aim to offer you a professional, friendly service. Those of us working at ASOW ( Adlerian Society of Wales) will aim to treat you with respect. We know that it often takes courage and commitment to decide to change and make that first appointment to see someone.
Our service is open throughout the year except for periods at Christmas and Easter. An appointment can be made to see a counsellor in the following ways:
- By telephone –01834 860330 Please leave a phone number/email address if you wish us to get back to you. You should hear from us within 48 hours but if you do not please phone again, answerphones can be unclear.
- By e mailing us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- By filling in the 'Requesting an appointment online' section below. If you choose this option, a member of the team will contact you to confirm the help you need.
We have self-employed professional counsellors who we contact on your behalf. This may take a day or two but there is no long waiting list. Some can offer later appointments or at weekends by arrangement.
Please note that due to the confidential process of counselling you cannot make/book an appointment for others. Counselling must be by self-referral.
Non-attendance - In the event of you not being able to attend a counselling session please cancel or re-schedule in advance. If you can do this within 24 hours of the appointment there will be no charge. If you cancel a few hours before the counsellor may have to make some charge as it costs them to hire a suitable room and also they have set the time aside to see you.
If you do not attend your appointment the counsellor will try to contact you but if there is no response they will assume that you no longer want to attend for counselling.
Our Charity is called the Adlerian Society of Wales and takes its name from the great psychologist Alfred Adler (1870-1937) whose thinking underpins all the work we do. The Society was founded in 2004 by a small number of 10 local professional counsellors who were looking establish a Society of people working together to provide support and help to those suffering mental anguish and distress.
All our training is humanistic. We believe that:
Individuals are worthy of respect, acceptance, equal treatment and understanding because they are human.
People are responsible for the decisions they make, how they think, feel and behave and can change these decisions.
People are responsible for creating their own stories and meanings about themselves and for their beliefs about others.
People are experts on themselves.
People have a tendency to realise their own potential.
Behaviour is purposeful. It is goal directed.
Ownership and identification of positive goals will enable people to work towards them more energetically.
Our Courses will provide students with a range of learning opportunities, these may include:
- Learning skills and strategies to cope with challenging times, for example in relation to bereavement and loss
- Strengthening personal coping skills
- Developing and maintaining positive relationships
- Helping you to solve issues and put forward personal responses to situations
Courses vary in content and length. You may be interested in signing up for just one course or more. We welcome contact by email or phone to discuss options and answer queries.
1. We are a counselling charity and we are in touch with self-employed counsellors of all ages and backgrounds trained to a high standard over 3-4 years and subject to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework. Our job is to make sure you have a Hotline to Help,
2. The number to ring is 01834 860330 or e mail email@example.com
3. Do not be put off is the answer-machine takes your message as we are staffed by part-time admin and volunteers. We will get back to you under normal circumstances within 48 hours.
4. Weekends/ Bank Holidays are not covered until the next working day.
5. Our service is not available during Public Holidays such as Christmas. You can always e mail or leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.
6. Please remember to leave your contact number and name as clearly as possible.
7. We can access a low-cost ( Assessment £25 each session £15) for those who qualify.
8. We take referrals from local Doctors, Health and Social Services, etc , but in all cases the actual request for counselling needs to be made by the person requesting help
9. Fees range from: £40-£55 per one hour session depending on the individual counsellors who are all self-employed and who set their own rates.
Our charity the Adlerian Society of Wales ( ASOW) have been offering professional, face - to - face confidential psychotherapy and counselling since 2004 in West Wales. We have a list of qualified and experienced counsellors and our job is to connect you with a self-employed therapist who is skilled to provide help and support. Different rooms and venues are used for face- to -face work.
Since Lockdown in 2020 we have also been expanding our online services to make therapy widely accessible via Zoom or by phone. So, anyone from anywhere can now seek help. To this end, we are involved in fund-raising and aim to continue to offer a reduced fee to those on benefits.
If you would like to make a donation, there are a number of ways that you can help us. Please visit our Donating page for more information.
There are a limited number of places for low-fee subsidised therapy so do contact us to get up to date information.
Each session of counselling last for about an hour – either face to face, by telephone or on Zoom. Some of our counsellors use all three methods.
You can book a counsellor online via our website or e mail/phone.
There is no limit to the number of sessions you are seen if you are self-funded. You agree this with your counsellor.
If our charity has been funded to supply low or no cost counselling, then time is limited and we can see you for between 6-10 sessions depending on the funds we have received.