Chamari Leelasena MBACP(Regd. Accred.) Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor
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I am an experienced integrative counsellor qualified to work with individuals and couples either face to face, on Skype or via Telephone sessions. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist and am a full member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I am an accredited and registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) too and my work is guided by the BACP and EMDR Ethical Frameworks.
My practices are in Wembley, North West London and in Central London. Therapy can be short term, medium term or long term.
The main counselling approach I use is integrative and is best described as a combination of Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused therapies as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)
I am experienced in providing CBT, EMDR and Psychotherapy for multiple Employee Assistance Providers (EAP) and Insurance providers such as BUPA (https://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/mrs_chamari_leelasena), BUPA International, Aviva, Cigna, AXA PPP, WPA, Vitality.
Another service I provide is Reflective and Integrative Clinical Supervision (both individual and group supervision) to qualified therapists, counselling trainees and other mental health professionals.
I have a valid Enhanced DBS Certificate.
Some of the issues I work with are:
- Anxiety and related issues (GAD, SAD)
- Panic Disorder
- Relationship issues
- Work related issues
- Anger management
- Domestic violence issues
- Bereavement & Loss
- Self esteem
- Personal development
- Cultural issues
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Loss of meaning and purpose in life
- Mindfulness training
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling & Psychotherapy Training & Qualifications
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training (CBT)
Certificate in Clinical assessment
EMDR Part 1, 2, 3, 4 - EMDR Association UK & Ireland membership no L0219
Domestic Violence Advanced Training (with DAAT)
Certificate in Rewind Technique for Trauma (IARTT)
BACP Accreditation - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy membership no 579144
Couples therapy Training (Making Sense of Relationships)
Transformational Couples Therapy Training
Intensive Couples Therapy Training (Kairos Encounter Centre)
Certificate in Preparing to Teach in The Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS) City & Guilds
Clinical Supervision Training
I am a certified and experienced Clinical supervisor and work with qualified and trainee therapists and other mental health professionals.
My Certificate in Clinical Supervision, which included the following modules (see below) was with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD) website: www.cstdlondon.co.uk
Core Supervision Course (based on Seven Eyed Model of Supervision)
Therapeutic Supervision Course
Advanced Supervision Course
Group Supervision Course
I am a Directory member of Black, African, and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) and also work as a Mentor for Black, African and Asian Trainee Therapists through BAATN's Each One Teach One Mentoring Program.
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.
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
Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals
Wembley £50 - £60 per hour
Central London £80 - £100 per hour
Wembley £70 - £80 per hour
Central London £100 - £120 per hour
Wembley £60 per hour - Individual Supervision
Central London £80 per hour - Individual Supervision
Please inquire for Group Supervision rates at either location
Insurance, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), and Medical-legal rates
Please call on 07872 953 061 or send email to email@example.com to enquire
Wembley - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday daytime and evening . Central London - Wednesday day time and evening sessions. On-line Skype sessions are also offered.
The Wembley practice is about 10 minute walk from Preston Road underground station (Metropolitan line) or about 15 minutes walk from Wembley Park underground station (Metropolitan and Jubilee lines).
This location is also well served by bus routes 79, 83, 182, 204,206, 223 and 245. For those who drive, there is free parking available on street.
The Central London practice in Harley Street is about 5 minute walk from Bond Street underground station (Central line and Jubilee line). This location is well served by various bus routes. For those who drive, there is fee paying underground parking available near Cavendish square.
Tel: 07872 953 061