Dominic Hamilton-Leathart BA MBACP Registered Person-Centred Counsellor
We can all go through deeply troubling and confusing periods in our lives. Whether you're in the midst of a separation, in the clutches of paralysing anxiety or perhaps run down by feelings of guilt or shame, talking to a professional can be a crucial step towards healing and finding a way forward. Counselling can provide you with the space you need to find and regain your life.
When someone truly understands us and unqualifiedly accepts the essence of our personhood, tremendous growth can be achieved. My clinical experience covers a diverse range of issues with a variety of clients from different backgrounds; experience that continues to reinforce my passionate belief in the effectiveness and transformative power of the process.
What do you offer?
As a fully qualified person-centred counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment to work with you therapeutically. I will endeavour to build and sustain a psychological climate characterised by the qualities unconditional respect, warmth and empathy.
I offer one-to-one person-centred counselling in the localities of Nottingham and Mansfield. I have availability both in the daytime and evening in both of the aforementioned areas. If you have any questions about my practice or if you would like to go about scheduling an appointment, please don't hesitate to get in contact with me today.
Why do people go to counselling and how can it help?
You may be struggling with low self-esteem, complicated relationships, suicidal ideation, self-harm, bereavement, anxiety, depression and a range of other difficulties that counselling may well be of assistance in addressing and resolving. The counselling relationship promotes insight about yourself and your predicaments. The constancy of acceptance and empathy from a counsellor engenders security that facilitates the exploration of attitudes, thoughts and emotions that can otherwise be too upsetting in the absence of a counselling professional. The counselling relationship creates a supporting climate that permits you to process and understand what you're going through at an unrushed and comfortable pace.
Rather than set an agenda for you, person-centred counsellors promote a clients self-direction and autonomy. Indeed, person-centred counselling believes in the inherent constructiveness and trustworthiness of the person and sees relationships as the key to emboldening you to flourish. Counselling enlivens you to make your own informed choices by reconnecting you with your own internal resources that may have been repeatedly marginalised as a result of meeting the expectations of the people around you. Without realising, many of us live our lives estranged from our values and sense of personhood. The therapeutic process can be very effective in getting you back in touch with your true self.
Whatever experiences or attitudes you bring to the consulting room, you will be treated with equitable compassion and consideration. It takes an enormous amount of courage to reach out and look for therapeutic support. My counselling practice offers you a professional space to start your journey towards feeling better and more like yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. I have a First-Class Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nottingham. Before obtaining my degree, I acquired three certificates in counselling skills and studies from West Nottinghamshire College. I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I earned a Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) after having successfully passed a BACP CoP exam. This attests to meeting the necessary professional and ethical standards that client's have a right to expect, as well as affirming my commitment to adhering to a code of ethics to govern my counselling practice.
As part of my ethical and professional commitments, I attend regular supervision, personal therapy, and participate in CPD workshops to further my professional development. I'm covered by professional therapist insurance and in possession of an enhanced DBS certificate.
During the journey to professionalisation, I gained considerable experience working as a trainee and volunteer counsellor in a primary school in Nottingham. This entailed conducting individual counselling sessions with a non-directive form of play therapy. I later volunteered as a trainee, and then as a qualified counsellor, with a charity that supports children and young adults.
Qualifications in Counselling
- First-Class BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Counselling Theories
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Free Consultation (Optional)
It's absolutely vital that you find a counselling practitioner who's right for you. An opening consultation can enable you to pose any questions you may have about my therapeutic service and the counselling procedure in general. These sessions are completely optional, but they can be helpful in determining whether my counselling service is suitable for you and your needs. These sessions are 30 minutes in length. Contact me if this is something you'd like to arrange.
I charge £40.00 per the therapeutic hour of fifty minutes. Please contact me to arrange an appointment and we can go about finding a date, time and place that works for you. A counselling session takes place once a week, but I'm aware that work and family commitments can be an issue. We can negotiate an alternative arrangement if an issue of this nature arises. Further sessions can be booked when you see me and usually at the conclusion of your appointment.
I fervently believe in making counselling both affordable and accessible to all. If you're on a low income or if you're currently unemployed, I have a limited number of slots to work with you at a reduced fee. Please get in contact for more information.
Maps & Directions
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I'm currently available on weekdays and Saturdays during the daytime and evening.
Types of client