Kirsti Leljak BA(hons) Dip Couns Reg MBACP
St.Andrews And Clifton
I offer counselling and Supervision in Bristol (Clifton BS8 4HG and St. Andrews BS7 9DG) and Stroud.
Why come to counselling?
There are many and varied reasons why people come to counselling. You may have feelings of anxiety or stress, relationship issues or come to a point in your life when you feel you may need a little more support? You may feel as if you need to speak with someone, someone who is not from within your friendship group, family or colleague and speaking with me you will be heard in a confidential, empathetic and non-judgmental environment?
Taking the first steps towards counselling can be challenging and I aim to make the first steps as reassuring as possible.
Why come to me?
My therapeutic experience has been gathered over many years, through my private practice, working within an educational setting, and volunteering for charities, plus my own personal therapy and personal development. I believe that this experience has enabled me to have a good solid understanding of the many and varied challenges that life can hold.
Having the time and space to focus on your needs, life decisions and concerns may be an opportunity to find some of the answers or resolutions of how to move forward. Sometimes family, friends or colleagues are not the people we can turn to and an independent time and space could enable you to focus on your concerns and issues.
What counselling can offer is a time and opportunity for you to explore your concerns in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential setting –a time for you.
Finding the right counsellor for you is important and it can be difficult to take the first steps. Initially I suggest we meet for half hour to see what has brought you to counselling and what it is you are wanting and hoping to explore. Alternatively you may prefer a complimentary telephone consultation. An initial meeting or consultation is also an opportunity for you to meet me and for you to gain an idea if I am the counsellor for you. I am able to offer counselling short term, up to 6 to 12 weeks or longer.
Why not give me a ring on 07969934719 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about coming to counselling.
Therapeutic supervision is fundamental when working within the therapeutic field. Not only as a requirement by regulatory bodies such as BACP or UKCP, but also as a means to support you as the therapist.
I believe that supervision offers a place for reflection of you and your work, where you can feel heard and supported. My aim is to hold and cultivate, with you, a space where we can develop a working alliance between yourself and me; where you feel comfortable and supported so you are able to bring all of your clinical work; the work that you are proud of and the work where you feel there has been a level of challenge and curiosity; nurturing an environment where there is the potential for growth and inquiry. I aim to actively listen and engage in your therapeutic development and growth while remaining and encouraging a place of stability and consistency.
To find out more information please contact me on 07969934719 or email me at email@example.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Dip Couns)
BACP certificate of proficiency (certificate number 063151)
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy –Reg.MBACP
SMART Recovery (addiction issues)
Art BA (hons)
Foundation in Art Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The list below illustrates some of the areas in which I have experienced and worked with, however it does not represent the limits of what can be brought to and explored in counselling.
Anxiety and Stress
Mental Health Issues
Phases of life/Life stages
Exam anxiety and stress
The affects of starting a family and the journey that follows - small children, teenage years, leaving home, not leaving home, empty nest.
Two families becoming one
Work related issues
Redundancy, Unemployment unfulfilled work ambitions - how to get back on track
Self worth, Self confidence
Developing a sense of achieving your full potential, aiming for and realising goals in life
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Opening/initial face-to-face meeting lasting approximately 30 mins - £20
Or a complimentary telephone consultation lasting approximately 15-20 mins.
Subsequent sessions individuals £40
You are able to contact me any day of the week. If you would like me to ring you back when it is convenient for you then please do leave a message or text me and I will get back to you at the first opportunity.
I do have a limited number of concession rate appointments for counsellors in training, students and those on low income or Low income.
Supervision - £45 per hour
I work integratively, which means that I have an understanding of different models of counselling and will work with you to tailor which approaches would benefit you the most. This may be solution focused or more explorative, focusing on issues that are presently in your life situation or issues from your past.
It is also possible to use creative techniques if this is felt to be right for you. For instance painting, drawing and sand sculpture.
I will endeavour to hold a space for you where you can speak confidentially and feel safe, respected, heard and without judgment.
I offer counselling from the The Practice Rooms in Clifton, Bristol
I offer counselling from Bisley Road, Stroud.
I offer supervision in St. Andrews, Bristol. Just off the Gloucester Road.
I offer supervision from Bisley Road, Stroud.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. MBACP) I work and adhere to their Ethical Framework (www.bacp.co.uk).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Week days and evenings
Types of client