Leah Connelly FdSc MBACP Online appointments available.
In light of recent government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) phone or online counselling sessions via Skype or Zoom and telephone sessions available.
At this difficult time to reduce the spread of the virus and the government advice is social distancing and working from home particularly for the more vulnerable people in our community.
At this time of worry and uncertainty I feel it's important to be able to offer a safe and sensitive space for you to explore your issues, life and feelings. I offer the facility for online or telephone counselling sessions, if you don't want to travel for your appointment or if you can't. Or it may be that you live in the EU as an expat for work and are finding it difficult to access support.
Video calling can provide a means to get the support you might not have been able to due to your location, this is now no longer an issue. It may be that you live in a rural or remote area where there are no counselling services, you can now benefit from the accessibility of online appointments. Whatever your reasons at this time telephone and online sessions brings the option of counselling to you.
Personal counselling providing a professional and confidential service to individuals. Counselling supports us with all aspects and in all stages of our life and taking time to discuss what is happening, may help you find a path through difficult and distressing times.
The aim of is to offer a safe and sensitive space for you to explore your issues, life and feelings. You may find it difficult to share these feelings with family of friends for fear of burdening them, or maybe you feel they may judge you or it might be that they offer advice when what you really want is to be listened too. I offer an environment that is neutral and confidential, counselling is a reflective space to help you make sense of life events and to help you deepen your understanding of yourself and those around you.
I believe we're all unique and we all have different experiences growing up and in our adult lives, there is no 'normal'. By exploring how you feel and your experiences you can begin to understand what your life means to you and this encourages self-acceptance, self-assurance and self-confidence.
Working with a counsellor or psychotherapist gives you the unique opportunity to explore our lives, gain deeper understanding and to make significant sustainable changes.
I also have extensive experience and interest in working with carers, patients and family members in relation to life limiting illness, chronic illness and bereavement counselling gained in my role as a volunteer counsellor at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
I also offer early morning appointments and evening appointments subject to availability.
I also work online on Skype and Zoom. I offer the facility for online sessions, if you don't want to travel for your appointment or if you can't. Our lives are very busy day to day due to family and work commitments and finding the time to to travel to and from sessions might make it difficult to attend sessions, online therapy overcomes this barrier. Or it may be that you live in the EU as an expat or travel extensively for work and are finding it difficult to access support. Video calling can provide a means to get the support you might not have been able to due to your location, this is now no longer an issue. It may be that you live in a rural or remote area where there are no counselling services, you can now benefit from the accessibility of online appointments. Or if you find it difficult to leave your home for any number of reasons working online brings the option of counselling to you.
My counselling practice is near Yateley, Camberley, Fleet, Frimley, Farnborough, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Wokingham, Hartley Witney and easy accessible from the A30.
I work with adults over the age of 18 on an individual basis. Please do look at my website www.leahconnelly.co.uk and Facebook page
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Counselling - Integrative
NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills
NCFE Level 2 Award in Helping Skills
NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling skills and theory
CPD AND FURTHER TRAINING
Working with Personality Disorder KUF Awareness Level
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Solution Focused Brief Therapy - an Introduction
Volunteer Training by Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in Best Practise in Supporting Patients, Families and Carers:
- Volunteering in Palliative Care
- Communication Skills
- Loss and Grief
- Self-Disclosure, Endings and Spirituality
- Confidential Relationships
I also undertake regular continuous professional development.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am bound by the ethical framework of this professional body.
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 are £50 for individuals but I do offer some concessions. I also offer the benefit of a discount if 6 sessions are booked and paid for in advance at a discounted price of £270.
Online appointments are £45 per session.
Morning, daytime and evening sessions dependant on availability
You can access my website on www.leahconnelly.co.uk, you will find details of how I work and FAQ page which you may find helpful.
Ample free parking at my quiet and discreet private practice.
My counselling and psychotherapy practice is easily accessed from the A30, M3 and surrounding areas such as Fleet, Yateley, Camberley, Hartley Wintney, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Wokingham, Bracknell, Aldershot and Farnborough. I also work online via Skype and Zoom.