07534096495 / 07534096495
Hi and thank you for reading my profile. I guess a good place to start is by introducing myself and sharing a little about me, my skills and how I find myself counselling.
My names Leon Im 39 and first started my training in counselling back in 1999. By nature I've always been very empathic and compelled to care. This led me into working with people of all ages and backgrounds for many years. It's over this time, both personally and professionally, I came to understand many of the challenges in life we face. I learned both how unique, complex and individual we each are, whist at the core we are similar in some of the essentials we need in life. I came to understand that every human being at some stage and for some at many need to be heard, understood and given space to heal by someone with a degree of insight, empathy and care. Someone who wouldn't judge but would challenge where needed. A person who wasn't in anyway related to their world or prevailing challenges.
Through my life and practice, I came to see that these simple principles worked to transform not just my own life but almost unanimously all the people I've worked with. The more I worked with people, the more I witnessed the life changing power of counselling.
I can offer 15 years experience working with people of all ages and from all walks of life who have been faced with what are likely to be many of the challenges you face or have faced and need to share. I can commit to not judge, not talk over you, give you space to open up and unpack your world, cry and even just be silent where you need. I won't give you all your answers because each of us are unique but what I will do is commit to gently sensitively and hopefully skilfully help you draw out your own.
I'm very much of the belief that for most counselling only needs to be short lived and dipped into when needed. The secret to this I've learned is by fostering Independence in the process not dependence. This is done through helping you discover that you always had the strength, resource and power to heal yourself. You just needed space for someone to care and listen. I tend to find after most people go on to not just thrive in the areas they were struggling but in most areas of there lives as they discover a new found or a rekindled belief and skill in both hearing and healing themselves. If I told you all your answers I would be both ignorant of your uniqueness and worse would disempower your ability to find your own healing in time.
I only take on a few clients so I can give them my full attention and tend to record sessions so I can listen back later to pick up on things we may miss in a moment.
Thanks for listening...Leon
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Health and Social Care
Diploma Youth and Community Development
BA Hons Degree Youth and Community Development
Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Sessions are usually 1hr with 50 mins of that counselling time.
I offer a free telephone consulation and the first session is just £20 with no obligation just an initial chat. Its a chance to explore what you require from me and if counselling is right for you.
Face-to-face counselling is £35 per session.
Block of ten sessions £30 a session
Groups and organisations just call for prices
I am fully insured.
I undertake regular Supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
10-8 mon -Fri 10-2 sat available some sundays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|