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Leanne Baker PGDip, MBACP - Little Bird Talking Therapy

Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, CF37 1XG
07798 558491 07798 558491

About me

Attending counselling for the first time can be a daunting prospect, you may fear that you may be seen as weak or unable to cope or may just not know what to expect.  Here at Little Bird Talking Therapy we hope to allay these fears and provide you with a safe environment where you will be valued and accepted without fear of being judged.

Counselling provides you with the space to reflect on your situation with someone who is not personally involved and who does not judge or criticise; giving you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and in doing so find solutions that you are comfortable with.

I am a fully qualified and insured Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor along with being a member of the BACP (Registration No. 088994) and DBS checked providing sessions to both couples and individuals aged 16+. Along with my private practice I am a Counsellor at the University of South Wales, Time for Talking (EAP) and 2 Wish Upon a Star (Child/Young Person Bereavement Charity).  I also provide group counselling sessions for organisations and educational institutions and run monthly support groups along with workshops promoting mental health.

I have extensive experience of working with clients with a number of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, self esteem, panic attacks, addictions, stress, bereavement, abuse and many others.  I am also an Accredited Member of the Foundation for Infant Loss.

I am able to provide face to face, online (video/email/IM) and telephone counselling on a short or long term basis with each session being tailored to meet your individual needs.  I have undertaken specific training to deliver online counselling and can provide a combination of both face to face and online/telephone sessions if needed.  If you would like to discuss any queries or to book a session then please contact me either by phone or email using the details above.

Training, qualifications & experience

Education and Training

Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision                                       

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT)                  Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Counselling
Advanced Award in Counselling Skills

OCST 1 Online Counselling Skills Diploma

Mental Health First Aid                                                                                              Re-Wind Therapy                                                                                                      Self Harm First Aid                                                                                                    Stress Control
Mindfulness
LGBT Equality & Diversity
Vulnerable Adults Level 2
ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Cruse Children & Young Person's Bereavement
NLP in Practice
Assessment, Core & Time Limited Contracts
Brief Encounters, Working in Time Conscious Ways
Working with Gender Identity
Working with the Effects of Trauma
Safeguarding Children & Young People
Introduction to Substance Misuse

Experience

2014 - Present  Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor - Little Bird Talking Therapy
2015 - Present  Counsellor - 2 Wish Upon a Star (www.2wishuponastar.org)
2016 - Present  Counsellor - University of South Wales
2016 - Present  Counsellor - Time for Talking (Employee Assistance Programme) 
2014 - 2016      Counsellor - Merthyr and the Valleys Mind
2011 - 2013      Counsellor - Churches Counselling Service for Wales
2010 - 2011      Counsellor - Hi! Help Inside

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

Sudden Loss (Infant/Young Person)

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Monday to Friday £40 per 50 minute session (Individuals)

Monday to Friday £70 per 50 minute session (Couples). Please note it may be beneficial for couples to consider longer sessions.

Saturday and Sunday £50 per 50 minute session (Individuals) £90 (Couples)

Concessions are offered to Counsellors in training who are fulfilling personal therapy commitments and college/university students.  Please request your student discount upon booking your first appointment and provide evidence at your first session.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Both on and off road free parking available with limited access for disabled clients.

We are located on the 404 bus route which departs from Pontypridd main bus station and Gelliwastad Road.  Our counselling room is a short walk from the bus stop at the entrance to the Highlands Estate.

I aim to answer all email enquiries within 24 hours, if you have not received a response within this time then please check your 'Junk Mail' folder.

I accept referrals from GP's, Occupational Health Specialists and other Professionals.

I also accept EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) Referrals.

Penycoedcae
Pontypridd
Mid Glamorgan
CF37 1XG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 is a small step outside my counselling room and to enter the door to my counselling room.

Availability

Monday to Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm Weekends are available; at an increased cost per session.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am a qualified supervisor having obtained a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) from the University of South Wales.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Leanne Baker PGDip, MBACP - Little Bird Talking Therapy

Leanne Baker PGDip, MBACP - Little Bird Talking Therapy