Leanne Baker

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PGDip, MBACP - Little Bird Talking Therapy
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Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, CF37 1XG
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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 an Associate Counsellor/Psychotherapist with MIND, 2 Wish (Child/Young Person Bereavement Charity), #4Tom and The Relationship Practice (London based practice).  I also provide group counselling sessions for organisations and educational institutions and run monthly support groups along with workshops promoting mental health and teaching a counselling course at a local college.

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 Chat) 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
LGBT Equality & Diversity
Vulnerable Adults Level 2
ASIST Trainer (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


2014 – Present Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor – Little Bird Talking Therapy

2015 – Present Counsellor – 2Wish (www.2wish.org.uk)

2021 – Present Counsellor - #4Tom (www.4tom.org)

2020 – Present Counsellor – Cwm Taf Morgannwg Mind

2021 – Present Psychotherapist – The Relationship Practice

2016 – Present Counsellor – Time for Talking (EAP)

2016 - 2022 Counsellor - University of South Wales

2014 – 2016 Counsellor – Merthyr and The Valleys Mind

2011 – 2013 Counsellor – Churches Counselling Services for Wales

2010 – 2011 Counsellor – Hi! Help Inside

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sudden Loss (Infant/Child/Young Person)

Photos & videos


£50.00 - £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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

Monday to Friday £75 per 50 minute session (Couples). Please note it may be beneficial for couples to consider longer sessions.

Saturday and Sunday £70 per 50 minute session (Individuals) £95 (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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

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

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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

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Qualified Supervisor offering individual and group clinical supervison. I can provide supervision, face to face, online or via telephone.

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Leanne Baker
Leanne Baker