Marian Jenkins

Marian Jenkins

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Cardiff

Cardiff CF3
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


 I have suspended face to face consultations until 1st June but am  currently able to offer remote counselling via  Skype/Zoom/Phone.

About me and my therapy practice

Very rarely is there anything 'wrong' with people who seek counselling, however they may feel. Anxiety, anger, depression and distress are normal reactions to many difficult events that we experience, even those we seem to have forgotten. I work with  these experiences and the emotions that my clients live with. These are very frequently the effects that relationships, of every kind, have had on us. I work with these experiences and the environments that have influenced my client and their life. 

I understand that relationships and adverse events are hugely important in our lives, often having far-reaching consequences on our emotional and mental health, so I attempt to provide an informed and understanding environment for my clients to explore what has happened to them. 

I use an integrative approach, so tailor my work to my client's needs in an accepting, welcoming environment.

Practice description

I work in private practice only, as this allows my clients and I the maximum freedom on decisions about frequency of sessions and number of appointments. 

My first session

Much of the first session is 'getting to know you'. 

We will explore the circumstances that have led to the client seeking counselling.

This session will  often include some psycho-education, (explanations of emotional reactions and development), and will also seek to help the client find strategies and alternative behaviours to help in  dealing  with their difficulty. 

A lot of emotional distress is trauma or relationship based and this will be considered and explored.

We will also explore the client's ideas about themselves and their place in the world and their current relationships.

In addition, recognizing that many people are nervous about attending a counselling session, I have produced a Word document, 'Introduction to a Counselling Session' detailing what to expect in the first and consecutive sessions and a copy of this is emailed to enquirers.

Clients are free to attend as many, or as few sessions as they choose.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Adlerian, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited