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Kirsti Leljak BA(hons) Dip Couns. Dip Sup.

Bristol BS15 & Stroud GL5 07422504578 07422504578
Bristol BS15 & Stroud GL5
07422504578 07422504578

About me

A little update:

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 and the need to be conscious of social and physical distancing.  All counselling and supervision sessions are now taking place either via Zoom/WhatsApp/Skype or telephone.  Going forward there will be the option to coming our sessions online or for us to meet in person.

I hope you are keeping safe and well  - be in touch if you would like/need.

Warm wishes, Kirsti

I offer counselling and Supervision in Bristol (BS15 8DB) and Stroud. (www.sycamorehousebristol.co.uk)

Why come to counselling?

There are many and varied reasons why people come to counselling; You may have feelings of anxiety or stress, relationship issues, bereavement or  you may have come to a point where things are not feeling great and seeking support may be a way to help clarify some of your thoughts and feelings? Speaking with someone who is objective and in confidence, someone who is not from within your friendship group, family or a work colleague.  In counselling session I aim to offer the time and space where you will be truly heard, in a confidential, empathetic and non-judgmental environment?

Taking the first steps towards counselling can be challenging and I aim to make the first steps as reassuring as possible.

Why come to me?
My therapeutic experience has been gathered over many years, through my private practice, working within an educational setting, and volunteering for charities, plus my own personal therapy and personal development.   I believe that this experience has enabled me to have a good solid understanding of the many and varied challenges that life can hold. 

Having the time and space to focus on your needs, life decisions and concerns may be an opportunity to find some of the answers or resolutions of how to move forward. Sometimes family, friends or colleagues are not the people we can turn to and an independent time and space could enable you to focus on your concerns and issues.

What counselling can offer is a time and opportunity for you to explore your concerns in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential setting –a time for you.

Finding the right counsellor for you is important and it can be difficult to take the first steps. Initially I suggest we meet for half hour to see what has brought you to counselling and what it is you are wanting and hoping to explore. Alternatively you may prefer a complimentary telephone consultation. An initial meeting or consultation is also an opportunity for you to meet me and for you to gain an idea if I am the counsellor for you.  I am able to offer counselling short term, up to 6 to 12 weeks or longer.

Why not give me a ring on 07422504578 or email me at kirstileljakcounselling@gmail.com to find out more about coming to counselling.

Supervision

Therapeutic supervision is fundamental when working within the therapeutic field. Not only as a requirement by regulatory bodies such as BACP or UKCP, but also as a means to support you as a therapeutic practitioner.

I believe that supervision offers a place for reflection for you and your work, where you can feel heard and supported. My aim is to hold and cultivate, with you, a space where we can develop a working alliance between yourself and me; where you feel comfortable and supported so you are able to bring all of your clinical work; the work that you are proud of and the work where you feel there has been a level of challenge and curiosity (and noticing what aspects of work one chooses not to bring into supervision can bring a wealth of insight and exploration); nurturing an environment where there is the potential for growth and inquiry. I aim to actively listen and engage with you in your therapeutic development and growth, while remaining and encouraging a place of stability and consistency.

To find out more information please contact me on 07422504578 or email me at kirstileljakcounselling@gmail.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Dip Couns)
  • Level 6 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Supervision (Dip SUp)
  • BACP certificate of proficiency (certificate number 063151)
  • 
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy –Reg.MBACP
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Mindfullness
  • SMART Recovery (addiction issues)
  • Art BA (hons)
  • Foundation in Art Therapy


Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The list below illustrates some of the areas in which I have experienced and worked with, however it does not represent the limits of what can be brought to and explored in counselling.

Anxiety and Stress
Relationship Issues
Mental Health Issues
Phases of life/Life stages
Ageing process
Exam anxiety and stress
Generalised anxiety
The affects of starting a family and the journey that follows - small children, teenage years, leaving home, not leaving home, empty nest.
Family Issues
Relationship Issues
Two families becoming one
Disenfranchised relationships
Work related issues
Redundancy, Unemployment unfulfilled work ambitions - how to get back on track
Self worth, Self confidence
Developing a sense of achieving your full potential, aiming for and realising goals in life

Fees

Opening/initial face-to-face meeting lasting approximately 30 mins - £25
Or a complimentary telephone consultation lasting approximately 15-20 mins.

Subsequent sessions for individuals £50.

You are able to contact me any day of the week. If you would like me to ring you back when it is convenient for you then please do leave a message or text me and I will get back to you at the first opportunity.

I do have a limited number of concession rate appointments for counsellors in training, students and those on low income.

Supervision - £55 per hour

I do offer a few concessionary rates for student counsellors or newly qualified counsellors.

Further information

I work integratively, which means that I have an understanding of different models of counselling and will work with you to tailor which approaches would benefit you the most. This may be solution focused or more explorative, focusing on issues that are presently in your life situation or issues from your past.

It is also possible to use creative techniques if this is felt to be right for you. For instance painting, drawing and sand sculpture.

I will endeavour to hold a space for you where you can speak confidentially and feel safe, respected, heard and without judgment.

Counselling

Bristol:
I offer counselling from the Bristol, BS15 8DB

Stroud:
I offer counselling from Bisley Road, Stroud.

For Supervision

Bristol:
I offer supervision in Bristol, BS15 8DB

Stroud:
I offer supervision from Bisley Road, Stroud.

I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. MBACP) I work and adhere to their Ethical Framework (www.bacp.co.uk).

Stroud
GL5 1HF

Sycamore House Bristol
Kingswood Foundation Estate
Britannia Road
Bristol
Gloucestershire
BS15 8DB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Week days and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

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