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Alison Leyland, B.Ed.,Dip.Couns.,Dip.Sup.,UKCP reg.

Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2SG
07713 596222 07713 596222 Registered / Accredited
Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2SG

About me

I worked for the NHS in GP practices for over 15 years and continue to work privately in Wells offering short and longer-term psychotherapeutic counselling and supervision. I provide workshops and consultancy to groups in the public, private and voluntary sectors dealing with issues such as stress / anxiety, anger, depression, team building and conflict resolution. I have organised and been invited to speak at a number of conferences which I have found both terrifying and hugely energising!   With my colleague Flora Myer I have co designed and facilitated a long-term community group for people suffering from recurrent depression and anxiety.  This work has recently expanded through the formation of the Counsellors Collective South West LLP (also listed on this wonderful website!)

I am an approved counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency, registered with them to provide adoption placement and support services,and Attachment Focused Counselling.  I am an approved provider for counselling with BUPA, Aviva, Cigna and PruHealth.

I have a background that includes secretarial work, nursing, teaching and Carers' Support....and a lot from the University of Life! I really enjoy and care about my work and I am delighted when I am not needed any more!

I am a parent and grandparent - some of it I have done well and I, too, would like to be able to go back and do some of it better.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.Ed (Hons. 1st Class) Bulmershe, Reading 1989
Dip.Couns. (CPCAB) 1996
Dip.Couns. in Health Care Settings (University of Bristol) 1999
Dip. Supervision (The Iron Mill) - 2007
Relating to self-harm and suicide in adolescents and young adults - the Tavistock Clinic - 2012
Approved Counsellor for Adoption - Barnardos LINK - 2013
Attachment Focussed Counselling - Barnardos  LINK- 2013

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

school failure
transition and loss
attachment

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£50 per hour
A sliding scale will be considered.
Rates for students, workshops and consultancy are negotiated.

Further information

I am increasingly working with issues relating to early attachment.  Whatever the attachment history includes, e.g. maternal post natal depression, adoption, previous loss such as miscarriage, the traumatic impact is, I believe, inevitably powerful.  My training with Barnardos encourages me to believe that there is much that we can do therapeutically to improve understanding and communication so that we can facilitate better outcomes for both adults and children affected by these trauma.

Exmouth Business Centre
14 Hartley Road
Exmouth
Devon
EX8 2SG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Supervision

I have several hours of supervision each month and the more experienced I become the more supervision I seek.

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Alison Leyland, B.Ed.,Dip.Couns.,Dip.Sup.,UKCP reg.

Alison Leyland, B.Ed.,Dip.Couns.,Dip.Sup.,UKCP reg.