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

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

Sir Gaerfyrddin

01269 832941 / 07906 058393

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About me

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and member of the BACP, with a private practice near Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire. 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 therapy. I have 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 try to answer any questions you may have.

If you decide to work with me, and I do hope you will, you 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 talking about 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 (Distinction), University of Wales, Trinity St. David (2018)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children. Accredited by CPCAB. (2019)


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
  • Alcoholism

My work with children is both in a school setting with Place2Be and also in surgeries, via GP referrals. I am also working with young people in the health service context. Through this work I have gained experience in supporting clients with:

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Standard rate: £30 per 60 minute session.

Concessionary rate: £25 per 60 minute session.

First session free.

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.

Maps & Directions

Ammanford, SA18

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Days and evenings

Types of client

Young people