Leon Standing MA Registered Member MBACP, FDAP (NCAC)

Leon Standing MA Registered Member MBACP, FDAP (NCAC)

East Sussex

West Sussex


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East Sussex

West Sussex


About me

It's not always easy finding someone to share your difficulties with, someone who really listens and accepts you, and does not judge. I am an experienced and accredited Counsellor and Therapist who has a genuine interest in people's well-being.

My personal life experiences and training has given me the opportunity to work with, and be empathetic towards many life issues. Please see the list below to see what i can offer. I have many area's i am trained in and have a general interest in.

I am an accredited Substance Misuse Counsellor so I specialise and have extensive experience and training in the field of Addiction. In addition to my private practice I am privileged to currently work for Elysium Healthcare (Formerly employed by Priory Healthcare) on their private residential Addiction Treatment program, offering 1-1, group therapy and family therapy to client's in their treatment and recovery process. I have worked for CRI (Formerly - Sussex Alcohol and Substance use Service - SASS). They provided me with additional experience and counselling training in working with substance misuse. I also provide post-treatment aftercare counselling for a private addiction treatment company.

Whether its drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, the internet, food, shopping, relationships (Co-dependency) or anything else: we can try and find a way out.

At times life can be difficult. Sometimes it may feel like life isn't moving forward and you keep repeating the same old patterns and nothing changes. You may be dwelling on the past or worried about the present or the future. You may just be in a place of general unhappiness where you just don't know what to do. In becoming aware of ourselves and how we operate we are able to make fresh choices, see a new perspective, change things, move forward and find our full potential. I believe in peoples capacity to thrive when they are given the right conditions to do so.

My counselling and therapy training has taught me the Integrative approach to working with people. This enables me to draw from many therapeutic approaches so we can find a way of working that meets your individual requirements.

I offer long term open-ended therapy to explore deeper issues, or focused short term counselling for specific problems.

I have a quiet and private room in Peacehaven. The venue is close to public transport and has free parking available. I also have a quiet room in Worthing which is also close to Worthing station and other public transport routes. There is also free parking here too. Please feel free to contact me for further information on venues.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters of Arts (MA) in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practise

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy - Postgraduate Level

Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate - Institute of Transactional Analysis

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Elysium Healthcare (Formerly employed by Priory Healthcare) - Residential Addiction Treatment Programme - I offer 1-1 and Group therapy, and psycho-educational workshops and groups in relation to addiction and life issues. I also facilitate their family programme offering group therapy and workshops to family members.  

CRI (Formerly SASS)  - short-term 1-1 Counselling for individuals with substance misuse issues 

Sussex Alcohol and Substance use Service - Counsellor Clinical Training - short-term 1-1 Counselling for individuals with substance misuse issues 

The Priory Hospital - Addiction Treatment Programme - Therapeutic group work

Emotional Support for Carers - Counsellor Clinical Training - Long-term Counselling/Psychotherapy for Carers

Coastal West Sussex Mind - Supporting the recovery of individuals with low - complex mental health issues

Northbrook Student Achievement Award

Northbrook Higher Education Graduation - Outstanding Achievement Award    

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and i am listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP)

Accredited Substance Misuse Counsellor (NCAC) by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP)

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Area's I specialise in or have a special interest:

Family, marital and relationship issues are a special interest of mine.

Childhood issues - Another special interest of mine is what was it like for you growing up? and how has this shaped you as an adult?

Addiction - I am also available to do group work by arrangement.

Co-dependency - “Codependency”  can be defined as “the addiction to a supportive role in a relationship”. This means that you may be living through and for another person, taking care of their every need, trying to fix their problems, feeling constantly anxious about that other person, and taking on the blame for their failures.  A person who acts in this way is called “codependent”. This often occurs through being raised in a dysfunctional family or in having a ill parent.

Mental Health Issues - I have an interest in mental health issues such as: Types of Depression, Anxiety and Personality Disorders.


Sessions are offered at £40 for individuals and couples at £60 on a weekly basis at a regular time for 50 minutes.

I am available to do group work by arrangement. 

Concessions are available when appropriate.

Maps & Directions

Peacehaven, BN10
Worthing, BN14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I offer daytime and evening appointments in Worthing and Peacehaven. Please contact me for further details.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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