Lea Valentine

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Registered Member BACP
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Llangollen, Wrexham, LL20 8RE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome

I am Lea and I am hoping that I can be of some help to you.

I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and my aim is to provide a safe space where you will feel cared for, heard and understood without judgement.

What is Person-Centred Counselling?

We each have an inborn capacity to grow and achieve our full potential, and with the help of a therapist, this process can be harnessed. 

When we receive empathy, congruence and non judgmental warmth, no matter what is shared, we can learn to accept ourselves as we are. 

When we feel cared-for, our self-worth and confidence can increase giving us internal resources to help us solve our own problems, and heal our own emotional suffering.

Therapy can also enable the exploration of our experiences, strengthens the image we have of ourselves and can help lead to self-fulfilment.  Ultimately, the process can help restore control, quieten the negative narrative we have with ourselves, which can lead to a more fulfilling life.

It is my intention to create and develop a trusting therapeutic relationship between us, where you can acknowledge and value all of your feelings, even the most challenging ones.  

I consider you to be the expert in your own life, so I don’t profess to have the answers to your problems or difficulties, I believe the answers, if there are any, lie within you. Because you are the only one who really knows how you feel inside, and only you know how you experience the world around you.

I will accept you and your values without judgement, and I will remain by your side in a real and genuine way, helping you navigate whatever is going on for you. 

I can work with you in the short term or longer, depending on your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

HE Dip Person-Centred Counselling

Online and Telephone Certified Counsellor

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Before making any decisions I offer a free no obligation, 15 minute telephone consultation where you can find out more about me, the way I work and to see if you would feel comfortable working with me.

There will be an additional fee if travelling to you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available after 5.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am - 5pm

Further information

 I am available to work with you face to face, over the telephone, or online if you wish.  Alternatively, if a counselling room is not for you, I offer  ‘Walk and Talk’ sessions.  Or if face to face from your own home feels more comfortable for you, depending on distance would also be considered.  The decision is yours.

Verve, 2-4 George Street, Llangollen, Wrexham, LL20 8RE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My main premises are on the first floor with no lift, however I have alternative premises within the LL20 area, that have parking and are wheelchair user accessible.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams