Jennie Shales

Jennie Shales

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Templeton

Templeton SA65
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


I mainly have availability on Monday or Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday and Thursday days. Fridays I work in Fishguard so I may have some availability there in the afternoon.

About me and my therapy practice

I offer a professional, ethical, non-judgemental and creative counselling service for Adults, Young People & Children. I hope to make sessions as accessible as possible through negotiable fees. I am mindful that each persons experiences and needs are unique to them. However when times are hard, or confusing, it can be good to talk, to be understood, and explore any current troubles.

Practice description

I am an experienced Integrative Humanistic Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. With over 25 years experience of working with children, young people and adults in a therapeutic capacity, both in the UK and abroad. I am an accredited Counsellor & Supervisor with the NCPS (National Counselling Psychotherapy Society), and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). As well as my private practice, I work as an external counsellor for Ateb (Pembrokeshire Housing Association) and Pathways to Change (For people with co-occurring mental health and substance misuse issues). I'm also a volunteer supervisor and bereavement supporter for Cruse Bereavement Care. In accordance with the requirements for registered counsellors; I receive monthly supervision/ consultative support for my work.

I have an art studio attached to my counselling room. In my own time I find making art very therapeutic, although I can't call myself an art or play therapist I do often use art or play within therapy sessions with children and adults, let me know if you would be interested in this, I find playing with creativity often helps to work with the sub conscious and body at a deeper level, which can allow things to be expressed without words.

I will not judge or tell you what to do, but will gently and compassionately help you find your way and make sense of what is right for you. This is achieved through working together in a confidential, safe and trusting relationship that I hope will be a positive or even life changing experience.

My first session

The first session will involve us both assessing whether we are a good fit to work together. If you don't feel like I'm the right counsellor for you, I will totally understand, please continue to keep looking until you find the right match, sometimes it takes meeting a few counsellors before you find the right one. 

In session one I quite often will ask you to complete a CORE 34 form which just gives us a base line to work from and can identify risks and highlight areas that might be useful to work on. It can also be useful to revisit this form at a later stage in order to identify any progress that might have been made.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Adlerian, Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Text therapy, Time-limited

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