Leanne Kelly MBACP, Dip.Couns Integrative Counsellor
I understand that contacting a Counsellor for the first time can sometimes feel difficult, especially if you are unsure how counselling can help you. My aim as a counsellor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, peaceful environment, to enable you to feel comfortable in exploring your problems or difficulties in confidence, helping you to find understanding and meaning.
I am a professionally trained, qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy - MBACP. I work in accordance to their framework for ethical practice and am committed to ongoing professional and personal development. I hold an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau DBS disclosure, and am fully insured.
People seek counselling because they are experiencing difficulties or distress in their life. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, having relationship issues or family problems; struggling to find confidence, you may have experienced a traumatic event in your life, such as a bereavement that has left you feeling lonely or anxious. You may be feeling stuck or confused and not know what the problem is. Whichever of these describes your situation best, working with a Counsellor can be the first steps in creating changes to improve your well-being.
My training includes a range of psychodynamic and humanistic approaches, as well as CBT. I will work according to the needs and lifestyle of the individual, rather than imposing a specific technique. What guides my work more than anything else is my belief in the importance of the relationship between client and counsellor, which needs to be based on trust, mutual respect and the desire to work in partnership.
I offer counselling to individual adults and couples over a long or short term according to need, offering flexible appointments throughout the week.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - MBACP
CPCAB - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB - Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB - Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT)
Certificate in Counselling for Depression (CfD)
I am also committed to attending continual professional development courses and workshops which have included
Bereavement Training - St Lukes Hospice
The Trauma Counsellors Toolbox (Technics to aid recovery and healing from complex trauma) - Christiane Sanderson
Understanding Mindfulness - Thurrock Mind
Talking about Suicide - Thurrock Mind
Anger Management - Thurrock Mind
Trauma, Abuse and Disassociation - The Counsel House
Explore dynamics of a helping relationship - The Stockwell Centre
Caring for caregivers - NHS
Mental Health Act - Thurrock Mind
Equality and Diversity - NHS
Working with Erotic Transference and Counter-transference - The Counsel House
Basic life support - NHS
Safeguarding Adults - NHS
Safeguarding Children - NHS
Child Protection - Thurrock Counsel.
I receive clinical Supervision on a monthly basis.
I have been working as a Counsellor in Essex in both the voluntary and public sectors for over 5 years. As well as my own private practice, I also work as a Counsellor for the NHS and as a Couple Counsellor for Marriage Care. Previously, I have worked as a volunteer Counsellor for St Luke's Hospice and Thurrock Mind, which allowed me to experience working with a variety of people from diverse ages, cultures and backgrounds who were suffering from a number of different mental health problems.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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I appreciate finding the right Counsellor can be difficult, especially if you are not sure how counselling can work for you. With this in mind I offer an initial 30 min appointment for £10, which will give us both the opportunity to meet and discuss your needs and decide if I am the right Counsellor for you.
£40 - 50 min Individual Counselling session.
£50 - 50 min Couple Counselling session.
Some reduced sessions are available dependent on financial circumstances, please contact me to discuss.
The session will take place in a log cabin, which offers a peaceful and confidential space for you to be able to explore the difficulties you are experiencing in comfort.
I am located less than a mile away from Stanford-le-hope station if travelling by train. The 100 and 200 bus also travel through Stanford-le-hope. If you are driving there are no parking restrictions in the area.
Please contact me by telephone or email, if you would like to book an initial 30 minute appointment or with any questions you may have.
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