Aileen Brindley MA, MPhil, PGDip Adult and L4 Children's therapist
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
- 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.
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.
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
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:
- Suicidal thoughts and self-harm
- Low self-esteem
- Eating disorders
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.