Anjali Leverton, Integrative Counsellor, MBACP
I'm guessing that right now, something feels like a struggle so, here's what I can do to help: I can offer you professional and ethical counselling that works for you.
I do this by providing you with a safe space where you feel supported rather than judged. Together, we can look at what it is that you're finding challenging and the feelings that are difficult to share with others, often because we don't want to burden others or because we think they won't understand.
My experience has shown me that, in exploring the feelings/events that may have been bottled up for some time it's possible to reduce their weight and importance and therefore the impact that they're having on your day to day life.
There is nothing prescriptive about the way I work, instead I'll work with you to understand your needs and we'd agree together what would work best for you. For example, for some people short term counselling feels like the better option where for others, longer term, ongoing support may be more helpful, particularly if there are recurring issues. I'm able to work with both timescales and adapt my way of working to help you to get to where you want to be.
My specialist areas are understanding and working with depression, bereavement and losses, anxiety management (health related and other) and working on understanding how labels and stereotypes impact our emotional wellbeing e.g. do you struggle with the judgments that others make about you or perhaps you feel stereotyped because of ethnicity/gender/sexuality?
My appointments take up to 50 minutes and wherever possible I am conducting these online using zoom, in the interests of public safety.
However, if online is not an option for you, I am able to offer some limited face to face appointments from purpose built counselling rooms, in Essex. These would be offered inline with current Governmental guidelines and we would need to complete a risk assessment prior to booking any appointments.
I know that getting in touch may feel daunting and that you might be hoping that the difficult feelings will pass, but, if you feel that you could benefit from speaking with me, please email, call or text and I'd be very happy to answer any questions and to help you get the support that is right for you, without obligation.
Thank you for looking at my profile and I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as part of the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital Counselling Service team since 2017, providing counselling support to staff, patients and family members impacted by life altering illnesses and/or the loss of loved one.
- MHFA England Mental Health First Aider
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency (2019)
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2018)
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (2016)
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2015)
- AQA Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Concepts (2012)
- BSc (ECONOMICS) Accounting & Finance (1995)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues caused by stereotyping and labelling
Cross Cultural Issues
I charge £45 per session, payable in advance.
Bank transfer is my preferred method of payment but I am happy to consider alternative arrangements.
Concessions offered for
So, what happens next?
- You can give me a call on 07484 160971 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a time for a free of charge chat so that you can ask any questions you might have and I can get to know a little about the support that you are looking for.
- If what I'm able to offer is sounds helpful, we'll schedule an initial session 50 minute session and during that time will agree what our next steps will be.
- Please rest assured that there is no obligation to book any appointments.
- You can find more information about me and what I offer on my website www.anjali-leverton.co.uk.