Hi, I am Jaime Leigh. I am a registered counsellor with the BACP, and I work as a person-centred counsellor with adults with a wide range of issues.
I am currently offering telephone or online counselling (via Zoom) and I have availability in the evenings or at weekends.
I can offer you a safe, open, non-judgemental, and confidential space to explore your feelings and experiences. I can work with you to explore what is going on for you, to make sense of things and to find yourself again.
Counselling can help you to understand yourself better, improve your relationships and work towards leading a more fulfilling life.
What issues can I contact you about?
People seek counselling for many different reasons. You might be thinking about counselling because there is something specific you are struggling with right now, or maybe you have a sense that you would like something to change, but you are not sure what or where to begin.
You may be feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed. You may feel like you have reached a point where you feel stuck and deflated.
Relationships in your life may be strained or difficult, or you might be struggling following a relationship break-down.
You may be dealing with a bereavement and feel that you have nobody to share your emotions with or are struggling to make sense of it all.
You may have suffered from abuse, or a traumatic event and feel you want to talk about it.
Work might be getting on top of you, making you feel miserable, overwhelmed, or stressed.
Am I the right counsellor for you?
The most important aspect of counselling is to find the right counsellor for you. That should be someone you feel safe with, who you can trust, and someone you feel comfortable with. It is my aim to have you feel supported, listened to and understood, and to feel comfortable enough to talk about anything you want, even when those things are difficult.
If you are thinking about counselling, it is not unusual to feel a little doubt, or wonder whether counselling can help. This is a normal hesitation that people often feel, and I am more than happy to answer any questions and ease your concerns.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have counselling experience within student support services and charities who provide counselling services.
I have also worked for several years as a volunteer with Samaritans and other charities like them, who support those with suicidal thoughts and feelings. I know how difficult it can be living with feelings like this, and how much of a struggle it can be to cope with everyday life when these feelings exist.
- BA Hons Degree - Psychology - University of Strathclyde
- PGDip in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Aberdeen/Persona Development and Training
- COSCA Counselling Skills - University of Strathclyde
- Online and Telephone Counselling Course
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fees start from £45 per session and I am able to offer reduced fees for those eligible.
Evening & weekend availability
Online & telephone counselling only.
What is Online Counselling?
Online counselling is a way for you to engage in counselling using call or internet technology (telephone or video webcam call). You direct your counselling by selecting the method of communication you feel most comfortable with, and by arranging a time which feels most suitable for you.
Online counselling provides an opportunity to explore what is going on for you, in a confidential and supporting environment at a time and place that suits you.