Leah Batchelor

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Sale, Cheshire, M33 3SJ
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced and empathetic counsellor committed to guiding adults through life's complexities with compassion and understanding. With over a decade of dedicated practice in mental health, I specialize in providing therapy tailored to the needs of adults navigating diverse challenges.

My approach is deeply rooted in person-centred care, emphasizing a non-judgmental atmosphere where clients feel valued and supported. Drawing from my extensive background, I recognize the significance of fostering genuine connections and believe in the potential for profound personal growth.

My services cover a broad spectrum of issues commonly faced by adults, including relationship struggles, work-related stress, bereavement, trauma, depression, anxiety, and more. I acknowledge the uniqueness of each individual's journey and offer a safe space for exploration and healing, free from imposed timelines or expectations.

Having personally traversed multiple bereavements, I intimately understand the importance of empathy, safety, and support in overcoming life's adversities. My tenure at the Oldham Bereavement Centre, specializing in loss and grief, has further enriched my skills in fostering resilience and facilitating transformative growth.

My qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood, complemented by Level 3 and Level 5 certifications in Counselling and Therapeutic Counselling, respectively. Additionally, I bring a wealth of experience in assisting individuals with learning disabilities and autism, spanning from childhood through adulthood.

If you're an adult seeking guidance through life's challenges, I'm here to offer you the expertise and support you deserve on your journey towards healing and self-discovery.

Training, qualifications & experience

With over 10 years of experience in mental health, I specialise in assisting individuals with learning disabilities and autism, from ages 6 and above into adulthood.

My qualifications include:

  • BA (Hons) in Early Childhood
  • Level 3 in Counselling
  • Level 5 in Therapeutic Counselling

I have honed my expertise at the Oldham Bereavement Centre, specialising in loss and grief. My work there involves supporting individuals facing various traumas, fostering resilience, and facilitating personal growth.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

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£49.00 - £75.00

Additional information

Pay as you go gives full flexibility, taking sessions where there’s gaps. These sessions are charged at £75 per session.


Serenity Support Plan -  Most of my clients choose a membership. This provides you with:

one session every week
no cancellation fees or missed appointment fees
free parent sessions every 6 weeks (for Child clients)
a fixed slot each week
No long commitment, just 30 days rolling.

Membership is charged at £245/month.

When I work

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Further information

In my counselling practice, I approach each client with:

  • Compassion and empathy.
  • A person-centred perspective, respecting their unique journey.
  • A non-judgmental attitude.
  • Flexibility to introduce Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques when appropriate for a solution-focused approach.

I take great pride in:

  • Witnessing clients thrive.
  • Helping individuals in times of need.
  • Forging meaningful connections.
  • Guiding individuals in self-discovery when they feel lost.
  • Seeing people find joy in reminiscing about forgotten memories.
  • Most importantly, watching individuals grow and rise above life's challenges.

I'm here to provide a safe, supportive space for individuals to explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and embark on their journey to personal growth and well-being. Your journey is unique and I'm here to help you navigate it with care and compassion.

Arden Hall, 66 Brooklands Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 3SJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Leah Batchelor
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