Hello, my name is Lea. Thank you for taking the time to read about how I may be able to help you.
I recognise and respect the unique physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual dimensions of each individual.
As an Integrative Therapist, my viewpoint is that a single approach may not be suitable for everyone. Hence, the Integrative approach is a blend of theoretical approaches; appropriate for your unique individual needs.
As humans we are indeed complex, with intricate parts that need special attention and an Integrative approach assists in the healing process, as it acknowledges the person as a whole; mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
I will work with you, in a non-judgmental manner. I will be by your side, going with you at your pace, in a safe and confidential space, empowering you within your own culture and beliefs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, significant loss & change, anger, low self-esteem, addiction, trauma, mental health issues, relationship breakdowns and life-limiting health conditions, to name but a few.
I have over 12 years of experience working with adults and young people within various organisational settings. These include:
The Riverside Group & Christian Action
- Working with vulnerable, homeless young people and adults in supported housing and in foyers with Riverside. Working with them one to one and in groups.
- Working at an assessment center and supported housing for young people at Christian Action. Working with them one to one and in groups.
- Working with veterans, their families and people with complex PTSD, at a mental health charity. Working with them one to one and in groups.
- Counselling at Water Lane Cottage for Counselling & Psychotherapy since 2018.
My private practice is located in Cheshunt and Bishops Stortford. I offer both short term and long-term counselling to individuals. I can be flexible, with appointments available daytime, evenings, and Saturdays (am).
I have a BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, from CPPD Counselling School.
I am a registered member of the BACP, which means I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework. As a requirement of the BACP, I am committed to continuous training/professional development, regular supervision and follow the supplementary guidance for working online. I have full indemnity insurance and am DBS checked.
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
- Sessions last for 50 minutes
- I charge £50 per Session
- I accept Payment via Bank Transfer (BACS) and cash
- Fee to be paid before the session
- I am sometimes able to offer concessions to NHS/key workers, counselling students or those on lower incomes
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), I am exclusively offering video (Zoom) and telephone counselling at this time.
For a free 20-minute confidential consultation to see how we can work together;
Call Lea on 07594164042, Text a message, WhatsApp a message, or email me.
I look forward to hearing from you.