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About me

Relationships with humans can be difficult and confusing!

Do you keep finding yourself in relationships with 'the wrong' people?  Are relationships with family members, strained and not as you'd like them to be?  Do you find yourself falling out with work colleagues or friends but not really knowing how that happened?

And of course, relationships end and often not in the way we expect.  Losing someone through death, either expected or unexpected, can be particularly difficult to make sense of.

If these issues resonate with you, then please keep reading to find out how I can help you.

I'm a fully qualified, integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP and have 5 years post-qualification experience.

How can I help?
I offer a safe, confidential space for you to talk, think and explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns. I will be interested to hear about your experiences, your relationships and how you view yourself and the world around you. It can be helpful to explore any recurring patterns in your life and how past experiences may be holding you back and impacting on you in the present.

In exploring different aspects of yourself and your life, I'll help you to gain insight and consider new perspectives to help you find a way forward.

What to expect?

I offer a free 10-15 minute phone call, so I can find out what you're looking for from therapy and to make sure my approach is what you're looking for, then we will arrange an initial session.

The initial session is 50 minutes in length and is an opportunity for us to meet, talk about your problem, what you'd like to gain from coming to therapy and decide whether you feel comfortable talking to me. Towards the end of the session, we can decide if we want to work together or you can have some time to think about it and let me know. If we decide to continue to work together, our sessions will take place on the same day, at the same time each week so

Where do I work?

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, I'm currently only providing online sessions using Zoom.  Online sessions are just as effective as in-person sessions plus it saves you travel time and money.  It also gives you the flexibility to have your session from wherever you choose to be.

I hope to provide in-person sessions at some point in the near future and these are in Catford (SE6).

I am located on the Forest Hill side of the area and am easily accessible from surrounding areas of Ladywell, Forest Hill, Honor Oak Park, Crofton Park, Brockley and Lewisham.

I work on an open-ended/ longer term basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Certificate Integrative counselling
Certificate - Psychology of Addiction


I have experience working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction and bereavement.

I am also an Anxiety UK approved therapist, working with people with a range of anxiety issues.

I have also worked  in the women's sector working with women affected by domestic abuse.

I am located on the border of Catford/Forest Hill, which is easily accessible from surrounding areas of Honor Oak Park, Brockley, Crofton Park, Sydenham, Hither Green and Lewisham.

Before qualifying as a counsellor, I worked in charity sector organisations for twelve years, as a support worker, supporting people with a range of issues including drug use, alcohol use, problem gambling, mental health issues and domestic abuse.

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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

Loss of direction in life, feeling sad, unresolved issues from the past/childhood.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Catford SE6 - £50 per session.

Online - £50 per session.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist and I work with a range of anxiety and depression issues.

I also work with Employee Assistance Programmes.

Catford/Forest Hill
London
SE6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified

Steps up to the front door and one flight of stairs to the counselling room.

Availability

Daytime & evening appointments. Monday - Thursday.

**I'm currently only able to offer online sessions via Zoom**

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Leah Clements - Integrative Counsellor, BACP Registered.

Leah Clements - Integrative Counsellor, BACP Registered.