Leanne Baker MBACP (Registered) - Little Bird Talking Therapy
Pontypridd Central Library
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Attending counselling for the first time can be a daunting prospect, you may fear that you may be seen as weak or unable to cope or may just not know what to expect Here at Little Bird Talking Therapy we hope to allay these fears and provide you with a safe environment where you will be valued and accepted without fear of being judged.
Counselling provides you with the space to reflect on your situation with someone who is not personally involved and who does not judge or criticise; giving you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and in doing so find solutions that you are comfortable with.
I am a fully qualified and insured Counsellor having worked extensively with various charities throughout South Wales. I offer my services in a safe and confidential home from home environment giving you the opportunity to seek answers to your problems without fear of being judged.
I am a member of the BACP Registration No. 088994 and am fully DBS checked. As well as my own private practice I am a Counsellor at the University of South Wales, Time for Talking (EAP) and 2 Wish Upon a Star who specialise in work with bereaved parents following the sudden loss of a child along with running their monthly support groups. I also provide group counselling sessions for organisations and educational institutions.
I have experience of working with clients with a number of isses including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, addictions, bereavement, abuse and many others.
I offer both short and long term therapy which is reviewed regularly throughout to suit your needs.
Please note that I do not work with couples, which is a specialised area of counselling, for which your chosen therapist should be specifically trained and supervised. Do ask your couples therapist for examples of their training and experience in that field.
Training, qualifications & experience
Education and Training
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Counselling
Advanced Award in Counselling Skills
LGBT Equality & Diversity
Vulnerable Adults Level 2
ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Cruse Children & Young Person's Bereavement
NLP in Practice
Assessment, Core & Time Limited Contracts
Brief Encounters, Working in Time Conscious Ways
Working with Gender Identity
Working with the Effects of Trauma
Safeguarding Children & Young People
Introduction to Substance Misuse
2014 - Present Counsellor & Founder - Little Bird Talking Therapy
2015 - Present Counsellor - 2 Wish Upon a Star (www.2wishuponastar.org)
2016 - Present Counsellor - University of South Wales
2016 - Present Counsellor - Time for Talking (Employee Assistance Programme)
2014 - 2016 Counsellor - Merthyr and the Valleys Mind
2011 - 2013 Counsellor - Churches Counselling Service for Wales
2010 - 2011 Counsellor - Hi! Help Inside
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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Monday to Friday £40 per 50 minute session.
Saturday and Sunday £50 per 50 minute session.
Concessions are offered to counsellors in training who are fulfilling personal therapy commitments and college/university students. Please request your student discount upon booking your first appointment and provide evidence at your first session.
Both on and off road free parking available with access for disabled clients.
We are located on the 404 bus route which departs from Pontypridd Main Bus Station and Gelliwastad Road. Our counselling room is a short walk from the bus stop at the entrance to the Highlands estate.
I also offer sessions from Pontypridd Library which has limited free parking and access for disabled clients. The library is easily accessible from both the train and bus station and is located within walking distance of several public car parks. Please note sessions can only be held at the library during limited hours.
I aim to answer all email enquiries within 12 hours, if you have not received a response within this time then please check your 'Junk Mail' folder.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday & Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm Weekends are available but at an increased cost per session.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|