Leanne Taghizadeh, MBACP, Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I am a Senior Accredited integrative therapist working in Glasgow, practicing since 2002. My special interest is in couples' therapy and relationship issues. Working with people is my passion and I feel my experience makes me an effective and solid counsellor.
Currently I work in the NHS, and have a variety of other experience - employee assistance programme (including telephone counselling), private practice (counselling and supervision), and supervision (individuals and organisations), also counselling in the voluntary sector. I am a Senior Accredited member of BACP and a registered UK counsellor.
My special interests include couples' and relationship issues, bereavement and loss and also self-esteem and self-concept exploration. I have a passion for both face to face and also telephone counselling, firmly believing the latter can be a unique, sometimes more comfortable way for people to enter into a counselling relationship.
I have various experiences in both counselling and supervision, and also a wide background in the field of mental health. I believe my many years in these fields have allowed me to work with a great cross-section of the general public, and feel this adds to my ability and professionalism as a therapist.
My initial training was in person centred counselling, and I have undertaken various trainings since in cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, couples' counselling and also single session therapy. I believe that a small number of sessions can have huge benefit for someone, if they have a good insight and focus for what they wish to explore in counselling. I also believe that my main person centred approach, along with my personality, allow me to practice in an engaging, supportive, collaborative way with those who I work with. I do not offer CBT.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post graduate diploma in person centred counselling, 2003, University of Strathclyde
Certificate in person centred couples counselling, 2008, 'Counselling Works'
Certificate in integrative individual and group supervision, 2010, University of Strathclyde
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression, 2014, Queen Margaret University
Each year, I undertake various different trainings, both for professional interest and development, and also to maintain my Senior Accredited status as a therapist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Counselling (individual) - £40 per hour
Counselling (couples) - £50 per hour
Supervision - £40 per hour (for individuals) *£35 for counsellors in training
*Both individual counselling and supervision can be offered either by telephone or Skype.
My practice is based in my home office, on the ground floor (however, not wheelchair accessible). There is free parking directly outside and also bus routes (First Bus numbers 3 and 34) pass the street. Additionally, First Bus number 77 is less than 10 minutes' walk away. Govan underground is less than 15 minutes' walk / Cardonald train station less than 20 minutes' walk away. The new Queen Elizabeth Hospital is 10 mins' walk from premises and various buses arrive there from wide surrounding area.
For those travelling by car, both the M8 and M74 are a 5 minute drive away.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer appointments (face to face, Skype and phone), Mon 8am - 8pm, Tues 8am - 8pm, Wed 8am - 4pm. Wed & Thurs eve appts may be available also. Skype & tele sessions Sat & Sun a.m.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer integrative supervision, both to individuals and also groups / organisations.View supervision profile