Leann Lavery BACP Counsellor SW4, South West London - Private & Online Therapy
The Connected Therapy View
I believe we all need human connection. Speaking from my own experience, these connections, or relationships, can give us the greatest joys and difficulties in our lives. Therefore at the heart of my therapeutic approach is the relationship between you as the client and me as your therapist.
How I can support you:
I provide a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space where I focus on helping you to better understand your feelings and behaviours, and also recognise the negative patterns that may be affecting how you live your life. This will support you as you find new ways of living and develop more fulfilling relationships. I support people dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, anger, suicidal feelings, bereavement and loss.
My therapeutic approach:
As a qualified integrative psychotherapist, I use a range of different counselling skills and theories to tailor how I support you depending on your needs, requests and goals for therapy.
To give you an idea of what this could look like in practice; I will use psychodynamic thinking to help you understand your past, humanistic (person centred) theory to focus on developing a stronger sense of self, or if you have broader questions about life and death we may look existentially or transpersonally at what you are going through. If you are open to it, we can integrate thinking about how the body holds our emotions to help you identify, understand and work through your feelings - this can be done with simple breath work.
Am I the right therapist for you?
It is important that you find a therapist who you feel you can connect with and speak to. A good therapeutic relationship is a central part of the work, and it develops over time where hopefully you will feel comfortable enough to share the things you need to. The best way to find out if I am the right therapist is by meeting me face-to-face.
We can start things off by having a chat on the phone. You can send me an email to initiate this process and I will respond to you within 24 working hours to arrange a call. Afterwards, we can decide together how to take things forward. I offer face-to-face counselling in Clapham, SW4 in South West London, and I also offer Online and Skype counselling sessions.
What will happen in the first session?
Our first counselling session is more like a ‘get to know you’ session when I will ask you various questions to find out why you wish to start therapy, what you want to work on and your expectations for the work. In turn, I will invite you to ask me as many questions as you like. This first session will last for 50 minutes giving you enough time to see how you feel about working with me. We will also discuss administration information such as cancellation policies, and so forth.
To find out more about counselling and how I can support you by visiting my website:
Training, qualifications & experience
Leann Lavery BACP Counselling at Connected Therapy
I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist with many years’ experience working with people in a variety of settings including the NHS, low-cost counselling services, private practice and charities.
- Clinical Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (2016), The Metanoia Institute, London
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (in completion), The Metanoia Institute, London
- CPD in Healing Trauma: Helping Mind, Brain & Body To Let Go Of The Past, with Dr Bessel van der Kolk
- CPD in Risk Assessments (2015), The Awareness Centre, London
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (2010), City and Islington College, London
- BA (Hons) in Psychology (2002), University College Dublin, Ireland
I hold a full DBS clearance.
Visit today to learn more - http://www.connected-therapy.co.uk.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Body awareness psychotherapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Photos & videos
I work in a practice in Clapham South and I offer therapy sessions via Skype.
My fee is £55-£65 per session, though I offer concessions to those on benefits and lower incomes as I believe counselling should be accessible for everyone. Please contact me to discuss fees.
I offer face-to-face sessions on Monday evenings in practice in Clapham which is an 8 minute walk to Clapham South Tube, and close to Clapham Common and Balham, serving the surrounding area in South West London. I have evenings and some weekday slots available for online counselling via Skype.
Learn more about my fees at: www.connected-therapy.co.uk/policies-counselling.html
- Concessions for students, those on lower income or benefits;
- Face to face counselling in South London - Clapham, Balham, Brixton, Wandsworth, Battersea, Vauxhall, Stockwell and the surrounding areas;
- Skype counselling for those who cannot attend face-to-face, work shift, live outside London or the UK
- Online counselling
Visit www.connected-therapy.co.uk for all the information you need for reliable and supportive counselling in Clapham, serving South West London (Wandsworth, Battersea, Tooting, Stockwell, Balham) with direct transport links to central London.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday evenings in person at Clapham, SW4, South West London area. Daily private online counselling sessions via Skype.
Types of client