Who We Are
Talk Time Therapies offers professionally facilitated support groups and 1:1 therapy within the rural communities of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Our aim is to address the rising tide of mental health issues in these, often isolated, rural areas, ensuring that individuals suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, and other difficulties have easy and affordable access to professional help to boost mental wellbeing.
Meet the Team
Jane Warburton, BA (Hons) Counselling, MBACP
The founder of Talk Time Therapies, Jane has held a desire to put back into community that which has been lost through the gradual degradation of community services over the past forty years or so. She has a heart for restoring people’s dignity and morale and seeks to redress some of the balance by committing herself to achieving that. Jane spent three years studying counselling at CWR, Waverley Abbey in Farnham – a Christian centre founded by Welshman, Selwyn Hughes in 1965. She later completed her degree with the University of Wales, Trinity St David’s. She has worked privately and voluntarily for many years and continues to volunteer her services in the Pembrokeshire community.
Neil Warburton, PGCE, Dip Couns, Spvn
With a passion for growing and developing people, Neil has been working for more than 20 years in the counselling field working primarily with those who are struggling with drug and alcohol issues. He continues to work in the public, private and third sectors in Pembrokeshire providing training, guidance and support. Neil studied for his Counselling Diploma at Shrewsbury, followed by Counselling Supervision at Keele University and received his PGCE with the University of Wales : Glyndwr.
“The average person has over 30,000 thoughts a day.
Through an uncontrolled thought life, we create the conditions for illness; we make ourselves sick!”
Dr Caroline Leaf
Talk Time Therapies Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a quality service of counselling in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and the West Wales area that helps those individuals living within rural communities to address issues of stress, anxiety and depression. Mental wellbeing is an issue that is affecting a growing number of people in the UK and we want to help those who feel isolated, to receive the help and care that they deserve.
We are living in a society that expects more and more of us in terms of how we live. That can put a strain on our emotional lives and drive us to behave in ways that we might not otherwise. There are many reasons why we may suddenly find ourselves struggling with life and often we have become so enmeshed that we no longer see ourselves or understand why or how we got there. Professional help is being pushed further and further out of our reach – Talk Time Therapies seeks to redress this by offering affordable group therapy support in the community. Our approach is making the service more accessible to the community, cutting down transport costs and travelling time and helps with reducing current waiting lists for similar services. Moreover, we make use of community facilities, all of which is in line with the government’s approach ‘for a more flexible and creative approach to the use of facilities to provide primary care services ….’ (The NHS Wales Plan for Primary Care Service, 2018).