Leonie Akehurst MBACP
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor who works in an integrative and creative way to I offer a safe boundaried relationship within which individuals/couples can explore.
I have worked in a hospice and a women's refuge and in a local volunteer bureau offering low cost counselling.
During the last 8 years I have worked in private practice in Tunbridge wells and sevenoaks.
I use a variety of approaches to enable me to tailor the work to each individual. These include family systems, gestalt and psychosynthesis.
Recent training has been to extend my experience of working with Trauma I have attended a new training called Comprehensive Resource Model allowing me to offer more specific focused work with any behaviour that is Trauma related such as, panic attacks, severe anxiety, and intrusive thoughts.
I work with individuals ,couples, groups and offer supervision.
I can see clients in Otford, Sevenoaks daytimes, and some evenings.
I can offer short or long term contracts.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis
Certificate in Comprehensive Resource Model (working with trauma)
Certificate in Group facilitation , Working with therapy groups.
The Freedom programme (For Women living or recovering from Domestic Violence)
Non directive Play therapy certificate.
Diploma in creative expressive arts in therapy
certificate in brief solution therapy
Working with obsessive compulsive disorder
The Solihull approach.
Parenting courses, Solihull approach, Parent-link, Step-parenting, Managing Anger,
I have worked extensively for the last 11 years with young families supporting their parenting and mental health.
I have developed and run variety of workshops on a variety of subjects .
My interests are Domestic Violence, Post natal depression and managing anger, bereavement, Loss of meaning, menopause, effects of childhood abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
Assesment session £25 individual, £30 for a couple
Subsequent sessions £45.00 individual, £65 for a couple
Sliding scale offered for people on benefits
I am a member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytimes some Evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training