Linda Jenkins - PG Dip Counselling C&YP, Dip Couns, MBCAP Registered

Linda Jenkins - PG Dip Counselling C&YP, Dip Couns, MBCAP Registered

Quaker's Yard
Merthyr Tydfil
CF46

01443 411914 / 07810 591340

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Quaker's Yard
Merthyr Tydfil
CF46

01443 411914 / 07810 591340

About me

Hello, I'm Linda and I manage Rainbow Counselling

I specialise in working with children and young people aged 5 to 25 - I also work with adults. I offer family mediation - a safe space for families to talk and resolve conflicts and tensions amongst family members of all ages.  I am competent in working alongside children and young people with additional learning needs and ASD

My passion is to empower children and young people who need a safe space to talk and be listened to without interruption and without being judged.

I am competent in working with attachment, trauma (PTSD), child sexual abuse, child bereavement and challenging behaviour in school/home and many other areas affecting emotional well being. I use a wide variety of tools and techniques to allow the client opportunity and freedom to explore their feelings and emotions. This may include use of various toys, games, arts and crafts, puppets, sand play, books or to just sit back on a comfy sofa, relax and talk.

I understand that counselling can seem very scary and intimidating, but I offer a safe space in my comfy counselling room where you can talk in complete confidence about your feelings and emotions. I have been a client myself and understand how scary counselling can seem - but I also discovered how helpful talking about my feelings and emotions can be in changing my outlook on life.

I work with a person centred approach - your needs are paramount. I will always be respectful of your choices - I will not direct you or give advice. We will explore the pros and cons of the choices you have. I only work with clients who want to attend therapy - you have the choice to attend or not - within reason.

I strongly believe in the BACP ethical standard of allowing you complete autonomy - irrespective of your age.  For children of primary school age, I will require written parental consent - completed during the assessment session.

If you are a concerned parent of a child or young person, please contact me with any questions. I know it can be a very anxious time when a child or young person is distressed, I would always encourage you to attend the assessment session with your child/young person. Hopefully this will alleviate your own anxiety about what to expect with the counselling process.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience:
I have extensive experience of working with children and young people aged 5 to 25 over many years. I have over 1000 hours of counselling children and young people. I have worked in a nursery, managed two Playgroups and been an LSA for several years in a high school. I have extensive experience of working with children and young people in various capacities since 1986. I am co-founder of The Almond Tree - a registered charity offering children and young people counselling provision.

Qualifications:
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling Children and Young People (level 7)
BA (Hons) Early Years
Counselling Diploma (level 4)
Counselling Skills Certificate (level 2)

Training:
Safeguarding Level 3

Working with Suicidal Teens & Self Harm
Working with Families
Working with Teens
Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Talking to Young People about Substance Misuse
Bullying and Cyber Bullying
Using Art in Counselling
Mental Health Awareness
First Aid level 2
Strengthening Families Facilitator

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fees are £40 per session. The number of sessions can be negotiated - you only pay for the number of sessions you need.

Maps & Directions

Quaker's Yard, CF46

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Days and times are negotiable, including evenings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme
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