Ian Leigh BA (Hons), Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (MBACP registered)
170 Brick Lane
St Paul's Old Ford
St. Stephens Road
Connection is important
It is through our relationships with other people that we uncover who we are. My work and personal experience has shown me that people grow through supportive and caring relationships and that the healing of deep wounds is possible. I pay close attention to the quality of the relationship between myself and the people who come to see me. This allows us to explore the various emotions and feelings you are dealing with, patterns of behaviour you keep repeating, the choices you make and how to live a more rewarding life.
Finding hope and acceptance
There are few places where our emotions and experiences can be spoken about with dignity and honour and heard with respect and understanding. I offer a safe and supportive environment to help you explore and understand the difficulties of your life and find healing. As you begin to appreciate more clearly who you are and how the past has shaped you, you can begin to uncover a sense of self that is imbude with hope and acceptance.
What matters most
Our work together will help you to become clearer about what matters most to you, uncover a truer sense of who you are and what gives real meaning and satisfaction to your life. Together we can explore the challenges you experience, the choices you make and the recurring patterns you would like to change. Your distress will ease as underlying causes are addressed or you may begin to feel more accepting of persistent issues.
A more satisfying life
My aim is to help you explore how you can best be yourself and live your life amidst the confusion and challenges of the modern world. In time old wounds begin healing, a sense of clarity emerges and you feel freer to move towards a more satisfying life with a greater sense of hope, peace, confidence and love.
Call me to discuss your needs and how I can help you. If I'm not available please leave a brief message and I'll get back to you. Alternatively, email me to make an enquiry or arrange an initial assessment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling and I am a Registered Member of the British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I combine a number of styles of psychotherapy including, gestalt, Jungian, developmental, relational and family-systems approaches to help understand your experience from a range of perspectives.
I am interested in what it means to be a 'healthy human being' who is in touch with their feelings & emotions, wants to deepen their relationships with other people and live a life true to oneself.
I have been practising meditation for over 25 years. I integrate mindfulness into our work to help you connect more fully with yourself and so develop greater awareness of who you are and what’s calling for your attention.
I have experience of working in substance misuse services in the NHS and with private clients. By exploring the feelings and emotions that drive your addiction you can learn to work more effectively with your cravings, break the cycle of dependency and lead a rewarding life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My initial assessment (the first session) fee is £40 for up to 50 minutes.
Session fees are £60 for 50 minutes. If you work part-time, are in low-paid employment, or you are under some other financial stress we can negotiate a reduced fee.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I also see clients at Suger Loaf Walk, Bethnal Green, E2 0JQ.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|