Lorraine Leeper Bsc(Hons) Adv.Dip.Couns. MBACP(Accred), Adv.Dip.Supervision.
I am a qualified, accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with 15 years' experience within both the voluntary and statutory sectors. I am currently working as an independent counsellor and supervisor, and as an affiliated counsellor for EAP (Employee Assisted Programme) providers. I am also a therapist working with Bucks Family Network, an organisation supporting children and families within Buckinghamshire.
I have experience of facilitating anger-management and self-esteem workshops and have training in mediation and couples counselling. I also can utilise animal assisted intervention working with an approved PAT (pet as therapy) dog.
I work as an integrative counsellor; my initial training was in the Person-Centred Approach, in which I hold an Advanced Diploma, but I also hold a post-graduate qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and an Advanced Certificate in Working Creatively with Children and Families.
In addition to working with couples and families on relationship issues, I also work with individuals of all ages with anxiety, depression, self esteem and phobias plus a wide range of other personal problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bsc (Hons) Social Sciences
Advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
Diploma in Clinical Supervision and Consultancy (Distinction)
Post-graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Advanced Certificate in Working Creatively with Children and Families
Certificate in Couples Work for Person-Centred Practitioners
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Animal assisted therapy for children and adults.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
Initial appointment fees are £40 per session, with on-going sessions charged at £50 per individual session, with couples counselling at £65 per session. I offer some concessionary fees for students. Sessions cancelled with less than 48hrs notice will incur the full session fee. All fees are payable by cash or cheque at the start of each session.
Your sessions will normally be one-to-one and will take place in a comfortable and confidential setting. Sessions will normally last for 50 minutes and will take place on a weekly basis, on the same day and at the same appointment time. Commitment to attending your sessions is an important part of the counselling process and facilitates the building of a therapeutic relationship between you and your counsellor.
Some people find that a few sessions are sufficient to meet their needs, whilst others continue counselling for a longer period of time. The number of counselling sessions you undertake will be something that I will review and negotiate with you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evenings, under special circumstances I can also offer weekend appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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