Larissa Leiser MBACP, BA (Hons)
Hello and welcome!
I have experience working with a range of issues, such as bereavement, life changes, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, overwhelm .... I am trained to listen and try to understand your world from where you are standing. My counselling space is free from judgement and I will lend a warm and empathic ear so that you can feel accepted and understood. I will be by your side and support you as best as I can during your journey alongside me.
In addition to my private practice, I currently provide counselling sessions in a local Bereavement Service and a NHS setting in Surrey.
Life can feel difficult at the best of times but the way things are now: COVID-19, lockdown, can leave us in an even tougher place. Perhaps you have lost someone to COVID and are struggling to process it - or you are trying to juggle parenting, work and home schooling and feel exhausted and tearful. Maybe the loneliness of not being able to see and hug your loved ones is getting to you or life just feels like too much right now ... Whatever you are feeling, counselling could help. It can give you an outlet for releasing all these dark feelings you have been pushing deep down, it can help you feel less alone and offer you the opportunity to work towards change and growth. It can help you make sense of what is happening and develop healthier ways to cope in your everyday life.
I offer face to face, online and outdoors counselling (Walk & Talk). I work with adults, including older adults and provide short term or open ended counselling in English and in French.
Feel free to get in touch and we can figure out whether we would be suited to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work in private practice, a local Bereavement Service and a NHS setting, where I provide counselling sessions to adults from a variety of backgrounds.
I hold a BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling, from Middlesex University.
I have done specific additional training for:
- Bereavement counselling;
- Walking therapy;
- Online & telephone counselling.
I hold a level 1 certificate in the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and regularly engage in CPD (continued professional development) to keep me up to date and maintain my standards.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by the BACP Ethical Guidelines. My work is supervised by a qualified clinical supervisor.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Expats ; second and third generation immigrants.
From £40.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
- Free 30-minutes initial phone consultation and/or
- Reduced fee of £35 for the first session
- £50 for every 50 minutes session thereafter.
I am a recognised provider by Cigna, Vitality Health and Aetna Global Benefits.
I also offer concessions as needed. See above.
NEW CLIENTS / 2021 LOCKDOWN: Due to the current health crisis and sharp rise in numbers, I am temporarily moving my practice online / on the phone. Online therapy can be as effective as face to face, feel free to contact me and we can discuss how to make it work.
My session can be face-to-face, outdoors (walk & talk) or on Zoom/the phone.
Feel free to contact me for more information.