Linda Jenkins - Rainbow Counselling
01443 411914 / 07810 591340
I specialise in working with children and young people aged 5 to 25 - I also work with adults. I have a Post Graduate (level 7) Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People. I have extensive experience of working with children and young people in various capacities since 1980.
My passion is empowering children and young people who need to talk and be listened to without being judged, through an integrative, but strongly person centred, counselling approach.
I also have a degree in Early Years and have managed Playgroups, worked in a Nursery setting and in a local High School, which included working with children with additional learning needs and am especially competent in working with ASD children and young people.
I have worked and supported children and young people in a variety of professional and voluntary roles since 1980, including being a youth leader, organising and running children's camps and pioneering a children's weekly group.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive experience of working with children and young people aged 5 to 25 over many years. I have over 1000 hours of counselling children and young people.
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling Children and Young People (level 7)
BA (Hons) Early Years
Counselling Diploma (level 4)
Counselling Skills Certificate (level 2)
Safeguarding Level 3
Working with Suicidal Teens & Self Harm
Working with Families
Working with Teens
Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Talking to Young People about Substance Misuse
Bullying and Cyber Bullying
Using Art in Counselling
Mental Health Awareness
First Aid level 2
Strengthening Families Facilitator
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
My fees are £40 per session. The number of sessions can be negotiated.
I strongly believe in the BACP ethical standard of allowing the client complete autonomy - irrespective of their age. I use a wide variety of tools and techniques to allow the client opportunity and freedom to explore their feelings and emotions. This may include use of various toys, games, arts and crafts, puppets, sand play or to just sit back on a comfy sofa, relax and talk.
For children of primary school age, I will require written parental consent - completed during the assessment session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Days and times can be negotiated, including evenings
Types of client