Jennie Shales | Accredited Counsellor | Templeton | NCPS

Jennie Shales

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-07153

Location: Templeton


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 NCS (National Counselling 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-occuring 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.

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.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Level One Introductory Theraplay and MIM Training, The Family Place (19-22 October 2021)
    Online and Telephone Counselling, Counselling Tutor (2021 - ongoing)
    Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design, Drawing & Print Making - Foundation studies - University of the Arts London (2019-2020)
    Introducing Therapeutic & Developmental Play, Coleg Sir Gar(2017- 2018)
    Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (2016)
    Working Therapeutically with Groups, Coleg Sir Gar (2015)
    Working Creatively with Groups, using the Arts to Develop Well Being, Aberystwyth University (2013-2014)
    Higher National Certificate & Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Distinction(2010-2013).
    Counselling Skills with Children & Young People, Coleg Sir Gar (2012).
    Working With Children & Young People, Cruse Bereavement Care (Sep-Dec 2011)
    Foundation Course in Bereavement Care, Cruse Bereavement Care(Feb-May 2011)
    Certificate in Parenting facilitation, NOCN (2009)
    Accredited Trainers Certificate in the Theory & Practice of Nurture Groups, Cambridge University (2004-2006)
    CTI Introduction to Counselling Programme (2004).
    MA in Special Needs Teaching (2001-2006).
    Understanding People using Transactional Analysis (2000).
    Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education, Open University, (1998-1999)
    BA (Hons) Recreation & Community Studies, University of Exeter (1989-1992)
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Prescribed Psychiatric Drug Dependence/Withdrawal
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
  • Languages Spoken
    • Welsh
    • English
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