Frey Case-Leng, MBACP
In life we can face many difficulties. Sometimes we can deal with them and carry on, but we may also find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and confused, struggling to manage on our own.
I am a professional counsellor (MBACP) who is strongly committed in supporting my clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves and find a way forward. I have worked in several agencies and in private practice, providing counselling to adults of all ages and with diverse backgrounds.
I have worked with people with a wide range of problems and mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress and addiction. Whatever the reason you are seeking counselling, I am pleased you are taking this step. Personal experience informs me just how difficult this choice can be, but also of the valuable opportunity counselling can offer for change and personal growth.
Counselling with me
I provide short and long term therapy, with 50 minute sessions on a weekly basis. Anything you bring to sessions is treated as confidential and I adhere to the professional and ethical guidelines of the BACP.
As a person-centred therapist, I believe that we are all capable of creating fulfilling and enriching lives for ourselves. However, the pressures and expectations of people around us and the impact of our life experiences can make it very difficult to connect to our inner resources.
I offer a non-judgemental, caring and supportive environment and aim to build a trusting relationship in which you feel safe to explore the issues causing you distress. Through reflecting empathically and responding with honesty to what you share, I work with you to make sense of your world and untangle the difficulties you are facing. The insight and clarity which this brings can allow you to find new ways to relate to yourself, the people in your life and the world around you. It can empower you to find your own way forward.
If you are interested in working with me, feel free to call or email me so we can have a short chat first. I recognise that you may feel nervous or unsure about what to expect so I am happy to answer questions and offer any clarification before meeting for a first session.
The essence of therapy is in the relationship between the therapist and the client. As such, it is important that you find a therapist who you feel you can really work with. With this in mind, I offer initial sessions at a discounted rate of £25 (further discounts may be available for students and those with financial hardship).
In our first session we can go over what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to get out of it. You will be able to ask me anything you like to help you decide whether you want to go forward with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
HPD in Counselling & Psychotherapy at distinction level.
BSc in Neuroscience and MA in Conflict Resolution.
Broad experience in providing short and long-term therapy to clients at several agencies and in private practice.
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Varied voluntary experience relating to mental health, addiction, homelessness and refugees
Further training, including:
- Working with suicide and self-harm
- Sex addiction
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Solution-focused Therapy
Before becoming a counsellor, I ran a property management business. Working with charities and local authorities, we provided housing to vulnerable individuals and families such as those with backgrounds of homelessness and young refugees.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with people of various sexualities and gender identities (LGBT+) and from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.
It can be difficult to choose a therapist when faced with so many options. For this reason, I charge only £25 for initial sessions and from there you can decide whether I am the right therapist for you.
After this, my fees range between £30 and £60 depending on what you can afford.
I also have places I can offer at a concessionary rate for students and those with financial hardship so if you would need this then please enquire.
If you are unable to travel easily due to physical restrictions or other limitations, I may be able to visit you at your home. Fees for this can be discussed at the time of booking, but are typically £60.
I hold a strong commitment to working with diversity in the counselling space, aiming to maintain a keen awareness of how the groups and cultures I represent may influence the relationship and therapy.
Maps & Directions
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