Kim Leech

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Brentford TW8 & Northolt UB5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Building a safe, non-judgmental and empathic relationship with you is central to my work. Sometimes it can be hard to turn to family or friends, perhaps you feel they won’t understand; that you might be a burden to them. Perhaps you don’t have anyone with whom you can speak openly and freely, or just want to speak to an ‘outsider’.

I have found that a counselling relationship can help you resolve your difficulties and move forward with your life. Exploring your concerns together can help you gain new understanding and insight into your life; assured of confidentiality, free from judgement.  You may find this process helps you to find your own answers - there may simply be a huge sense of relief as you share your troubles.

Through counselling, people have found many tangible benefits. These can include:

  • Processing difficult thoughts and feelings
  • Making sense of experiences that have been painful and confusing
  • Improving self-esteem and self-confidence; finding an inner strength to cope with life circumstances
  • Decreasing levels of anxiety and depression;
  • Positively enhancing personal and professional relationships
  • Increasing confidence to make decisions involving life changes, big or small;
  • Enhancing your awareness and developing coping strategies

It is the relationship we create together that can enable you to find a way forward. Sharing your personal world may be difficult to embark upon but in my experience it can - and does make a real difference.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor, using the Humanistic, Person Centred approach. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) adhering to their Ethical Framework, and working towards full Accreditation. I also hold a Post-Qualifying Certificate in Therapeutic Group Facilitation.

I have been counselling adults and young people since 2009, for charities and voluntary agencies, and more recently in private practice.  I have also worked for counselling agencies in a managerial and administrative capacity.

Alongside my counselling practice, I am a registered trainer for Cruse Bereavement Care, training volunteers to support bereaved people.  I run workshops for members of the public, and provide corporate training for companies and organisations wishing to learn more about supporting bereaved people in their line of work.

Prior to training as a counsellor I worked for many years as a senior manager in a public service industry.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 per session; £35 for key workers, students and retired people.

Some concessions are available for those in genuine hardship - please contact me for details.

I am currently offering session by telephone and online and I would be pleased to discuss your requirements further.

Further information

To ensure I offer a professional service to all my clients I have regular supervision, undertake regular training and development activities (Continuing Professional Development), and hold Professional Liability Insurance.

If you would like further information or wish to ask any questions, I would be pleased to answer them.

Please call 07813 885 747 or send me an email, both of which will receive a prompt response.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Kim Leech
Kim Leech