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Aileen Brindley MA, MPhil, PGDip Adult and L4 Children's therapist

Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18

About me

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP, providing counselling adults, children and young people in my private practice near Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, and adults and young children in surgeries across Swansea. My therapeutic practice is based on a person-centred and emotion-focused approach with adults and young people. With children my approach is primarily based on play/creative/talk therapy. I have significant experience of working in many different areas of mental health, with all ages, including anxiety, depression, specific problems such as eating disorders, and also trauma.

In order to help you make a decision whether or not to work with me,  I offer a free initial consultation where we can talk about your expectations and answer any questions you may have.

If you decide to work with me, and I do hope you will, you or your child will be listened to in a safe and non-judgmental way, within a confidential and professional working relationship. Through this, you will be able to explore important aspects of your life that are related to whatever is troubling you. By exploring these things, this can lead to a new understanding of yourself, and changes in the way you feel about yourself and your relationship to others.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Practice - Emotion Focused Therapy (Distinction), University of Wales, Trinity St. David (2018)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children. Place2Be.  Accredited by CPCAB. (2019)

INSURED, DBS Checked, REGISTERED Practicing Member of the BACP (MBACP)
ICO Data Control Registered.

Training

My training for adults is in Emotion-Focused Therapy, an evidenced-based approach which combines elements of person-centred and Gestalt therapies. This approach works with the underlying emotional patterns which guide our thoughts and behaviours.

My training with children is based on the Place2Be Play therapy model, which draws on both a person centered and a psychoanalytical approach, underpinned by attachment theory.

Experience

My counselling experiences with adults, both pre and post qualification, includes work with the charity MIND. The experiences I have gained include working with clients struggling with the following:

  • Depression and low-mood
  • Self-harm and suicidal feelings
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Post-traumatic symptoms including flashbacks and nightmares
  • Dissociative symptoms
  • Alcoholism

My work with children is both in a school setting with Place2Be and also in surgeries, via GP referrals. I am currently working with many children and young people in the health service context. Through this work I am highly experineced in working with clients on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts and self-harm
  • Bullying
  • Low self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • ASD

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Standard rate: £35 per 60 minute session.

£40 for Agencies and Corporate Clients

Concessionary rate: £30 per 60 minute session.

The concessionary rate is normally offered to those who are in receipt of a UK state benefit, those in receipt of a state pension and full-time students in higher education.

First 30 minute introductory session free.

Further information

Llandybie
Ammanford
Carmarthenshire
SA18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There are three steps to front and back of property.

Availability

Days and evenings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

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