Ilse Leenders

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MNCS (Acc), ‘Ad. Dip.CP’, ‘Dip.CP’
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Norwich NR12 & NR13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

In these uncertain times we are all feeling anxious, this is a natural response to these crazy times. However if you are feel overwhelmed with anxiety or stress, it would help to talk and understand how to manage your anxiety and what we can do and understand what we cannot do. Please contact me, give me a call or send me an email. I am able to do digital sessions via Zoom, Skype, facetime, email or phone whatever you feel is best for you.

I am an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and work as an Integrated Therapist offering multi-models of therapy. I am also an SDS Accredited Clinical Supervisor (CSAccred. (AAC)

I work within the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy from The National Counselling Society, an accredited register for Professional Standards Authority. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a Member of The Institute of Counselling (MIC)

I originally trained and qualified as a nurse. I moved into the business world and spent 25 years working in the City at senior board level.

I have vast experience and understanding of the business world and the pressure and stress this can have on your life. Working full time, studying and bringing up a family has also given me great insight into the struggle and trying to juggle my life and the impact this can have both on your own health and life but also your family, friends and relationships.

I have worked with Victim Support and MIND and Barnado’s helping people to understand their life and empower them to move forward. I work with clients with various issues or problems including stress and anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, bullying, abuse, self-defeating behaviours and relationship problems to enable you to live a fulfilled life. I will help empower and enable you move forward with your life and enjoy a fulfilled life.

I also offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors and trainees and would be happy to send details on requested.

Please give me a call or send an email and I will be happy to talk you through the first steps.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision (Level 2 - Assessed Academic Competency. CSAccred (AAC)
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Youth Counselling
  • Certificate in Play Therapy
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Certificate in Mindfulness CBT
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate in On Line Counselling
  • Professional Diploma in Management
  • BSI Accredited Auditor
  • Certificate in Leadership and Motivation

Continued Professional Development  (CPD)

  • Working with Anger
  • Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
  • Working with Addiction
  • Depression and suicide
  • Understanding the Complexities of Sexual Abuse
  • Safe Guarding Children from Abuse linked to Spirit possession and Witchcraft
  • Young People who display Harmful Sexual Behaviour
  • Working Existentially with Couples
  • Domestic Violence
  • Understanding eating dis-orders

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

The initial assessment is £40 with no obligation to continue. If you do decide to continue further sessions will be charged at £50 per 50 minutes.

I am flexible regarding times and days and can work evenings. I do offer concessionary places each week, which is dependant on income. Please contact me for details.

I am also able to offer On Line Counselling via email or Skype (by appointment only). This an alternative or in addition to face to face sessions.

When I work

I am flexible and available evenings and Saturdays. Please contact me for details of availability.

Further information

Have you have reached a crossroads in your life and need help or support to make the changes? Or maybe you need a safe place, space and time to reflect on our life.

Counselling and psychotherapy could help you to understand and make sense of the world and also recognize your behaviour patterns and let go of the old patterns.

If you always do the same things in the same way, you will always get what you have always got!”

Norwich, Norfolk, NR12

Bx Clinic, Progress House, Plantation Road, Blofield, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 4PL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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In person

I have been in Private practice for 10 years. I am passionate about supporting and empowering other therapist with their work.

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