Aileen Brindley

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PGDip Adult Psychotherapy, Child/Teen Counsellor, MBACP.
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Swansea SA4 & Ammanford SA18
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About me

Whatever your age, you will find me warm and easy to talk to, as I help you explore your difficulties and together we find out more about what can help to deepen your self - understanding, increase your confidence and reduce your distress.  I work with adults and specialise in working with children and teenagers, and supporting parents, using talking therapy with creative and playful activities.  

Training, qualifications & experience


My trainings are in playful/creative talking therapy with children/young people and a humanistic approach with adults, based on Emotion-Focused Therapy.  I have found these wonderful in really helps clients find the root cause of their struggles and address them.  My practice draws on an integrative model, which means I work in a variety of ways in order to  tailor my approach to meet your unique needs, whatever they may be. I attend regular supervision and professional training so that I can ensure the help I give you is really effective and evidence based. 

Counselling Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Practice (Distinction), University of Wales, Trinity St. David.
  •  Accredited Level 4 Certificate in Children’s Counselling ,Place2Be.
  •  ‘Creative Counsellors Facilitating Therapeutic groups’ certificate (15hrs CPD)  
  • DDP (Dyadic Developmental Parenting) level 1 and level 2 

Professional Memberships

  • I hold current and full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • I hold a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (DBS).
  • I am registered on the Data Control Register 
  • I am a BACP Accredited Register membership


Over the years I have gained a significant amount of experience in alleviating distress, through my individual work in private practice, with all ages, and for patients in GP surgeries within the NHS. I have a proven record of delivering effective help so that clients can find an acceptable resolution to those issues or problems that are causing distress, including emotional dysregulation and anxiety with children, and low self-esteem, OCD, anger management and loneliness with adults. I am also a parent of three children, all now grown up, and have experienced fully both the joys and difficulties of parenting, which have led me to develop my skills also in helping parents who are struggling. 

With a colleague, I set up and was, until recently, Co-Owner and Director of a counselling company “Family and Therapy” which has a solid reputation across Swansea in delivering a number of effective therapeutic projects, for all ages. Through running a company, supporting our team of counsellors and students, delivering training and also community support that has included running anxiety workshops, I  gained a considerable amount of knowledge and skills. I have now stepped back from running the company and now focus on developing my own private practice to become even more effective in supporting children, young people, adults and parents who are struggling.  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialism in children and young people's talking/creative/playful therapy and also providing parents with support when behaviour is challenging, which includes aggressive behaviour. 


£45.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

FEES per Counselling session (50 minutes)  (Concessions may be available, please ask me):

  • £45.00 Adults
  • £50.00 Children/teens   
  • £45 parent support 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer face to face/online  afternoon appointments Monday – Wednesday 12pm – 5pm in Swansea and Thursday all day and Friday morning  - 1.30 pm  near Ammanford.

Further information

What can you expect

I practice in a warm and welcoming therapy room in Gorseinon, Swansea, which is fully resourced for ages from 7+yrs and also in my lovely Therapy Lodge at my property near Llandybie in Carmarthenshire . I work with all ages and my special interest is in working with children, young people and parents.

Counselling is a partnership and the most important factor in ensuring counselling makes a positive difference is that both feel they can trust each other and develop a good working relationship. Therefore, my practice is sensitive to the needs of all individuals, offering a warm and safe space for you to explore your story and support you non judgementally on your way forward. 

My therapeutic approach with adults is based on a person-centred, emotion-focused approach. With younger children I use therapeutic play and creativity, drawing on current best practice approaches, Gestalt theory and attachment theory to help children express, explore and understand their troubling feelings and behaviours in order to make sense and mange them. I involve parents/carers of younger children in this. With older children and young people aged 13 - 17, who are developmentally ready to talk and think about their troubling feelings and thoughts, I use more focused talking therapy as well. The primary aim of all my counselling work with children and young people is to increase their emotional resilience and regulation, to help them become more self-accepting and self-controlling, and ultimately to improve their views of themselves and the important people in their lives. I can help make this transitionary phase from child to adult, which can be incredibly distressing for young people and families, easier, safer and more positive, by strengthening family relationships also and easing the way forward. With parents, I can provide 1:1 support/coaching/advice and signposting. 

Can counselling help me?

Yes, significantly, and I have seen this time and time again. In our first meeting, we get to know each other a little so that you can decide if we are a good match. If you agree, then together we identify what you want me to help you with, and we use that to guide our work together in the weeks to come, so that you are able to enjoy your life more without the burden of the troubling feelings and thoughts you were experiencing. 

You can find out more by contacting me for further information by email or my mobile number 07759094879

Parkhouse Therapy Centre, 12A Alexandra Road, Gorseinon, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA4 4NW

Annisgarth, Milo, Llandybie, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18 3NZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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