Nancy Leaver: Accredited CBT Therapist/ Mindfulness Teacher
53 Brighton Grove
My name is Nancy Leaver, and I am a very experienced accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher. I take an interested humanistic approach to therapy, that everyone deserves unconditional positive regard, empathy and compassion and to learn how to become compassionate towards themselves. The therapy space will be safe, where you will be allowed to explore your life, and dreams creatively. I believe that everyone has the resources and resilience to move towards change. I live in Manchester and currently studying for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Manchester University, and just passed my first year.
I offer private face to face CBT and Humanistic Psychotherapy therapy sessions for adults (18+) who are experiencing distress. This could fall under depression, bereavement, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, specific phobias, social phobia and health anxiety, relationship breakdown even.I also offer taster sessions in mindfulness, or the equivalent of an 8 week course for individuals or sets of 3 or 4 people. I further offer couples counselling as an alternative approach. I can also also offer Skype sessions as an alternative approach, and would be willing to do home visits (if necessary).
I have had over ten years experience of working in the NHS in primary care services, and also had experience in child and adolescent acute services. I have run drop-in MBCT groups at MIND, and have co-facilitated MBCT groups in an NHS setting working alongside Clinical Psychologists and other CBT Therapists. I have also just completed teaching an MBSR group for Healthcare Professionals and Therapists, and undertaken my own emotional development through meditation
I sincerely believe that people have the courageousness to move forward in a way that is meaningful to them in therapy. I value connection, and that all people should be treated with the utmost respect and as a human being with human rights in therapy space.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are as follows:
Current Studies: Doctorate in Counselling Psychology: Manchester University
Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Reading University
Foundation Course in Group Analysis: Group Analysis North
Masters in Education Psychology: Manchester University (distinction for thesis)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Primary Care
BSc Honors in Social Psychology and Sociology
Ten Years of working in the NHS as a qualified CBT Therapist from December 2009. Before then, I travelled widely and adapted well to different cultures. I lived and worked in Spain for three years, and spent some years working as an English Teacher.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work Based Bullying.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I offer a free half an hour telephone consultation, for people wishing to find out more information about the therapy I offer, to see if its right for you.
Individual Therapy: I charge £50 per hour.
Mindfulness groups of 3 people: £30 per 1 1/2 hour session.
Couples Therapy: £60 per hour
I keep up my professional competency through continuous personal training and development, engagement with clinical supervision, and through compliance with BABCP professional and ethical standards.
I am also a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and comply with their professional requirements and standards.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
You can phone me anytime to book an initial consultation. If you cannot get through straight away, please leave a message. We can then arrange a suitable time to begin sessions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|