Leslie Sheinman PhD* MBACP UKCP
114 Hallam Street
I see both individuals and couples, and offer prospective clients an initial assessment interview free of charge. It is a chance to talk frankly about what is worrying or upsetting you, discuss how psychotherapy could help, and establish how we might work together. Whatever happens, I will be interested to meet you.
Clients come to me because they are feeling stuck, unable to manage their emotions and sometimes their actions. You may be feeling unloveable and may yourself not like aspects of your character. You may be having trouble in forming or keeping good relationships, or in getting on with your spouse, partner or parents. You may be bereaved or reeling from a separation. You may be anxious, depressed or obsessing about something. Possibly you have to make a decision and need to talk it through.
Just as possibly, you may not be clear about what your feelings are and need to find the words to describe them.
Most likely the strategies which you have adopted for getting through life are not working for you either temporarily or in the long term.
I aim to help you gain a perspective about whatever is troubling you or getting in the way of a fulfilled life. Together we identify what might be stopping you from reaching your full potential and what action you need to take to improve your situation.
Many clients arrive in emotional pain and we try to relieve that as quickly as possible, but therapists are trained to look beyond presenting problems to possible underlying causes. The aim of counselling and therapy is to help you understand and accept yourself, to change your strategies to those which are more productive for you and to help you move towards becoming the kind of person you want to be.
I have become a counsellor and therapist after a long and productive career in the law, education and business. I am able to bring a sensible and practical perspective to your issues which takes account of life’s realities and which, while nurturing your sense of responsibility, does not see you as the sole contributor to your problems.
My consulting room is conveniently situated in W1, close Regents Park and Great Portland Street Stations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Regents University, London and a Practitioners Certificate in Couples Counselling from the Metanoia Institute. I am registered with both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I also have degrees in law and sociology. LL.B 1974 , MA 1981. * PhD (Law) 2003.
I adhere to the ethical codes of both the BACP and the UKCP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
The introductory assessment is free. After that, sessions (50 mins) are charged on a sliding scale of between £40- £80.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|