Leah Connelly FdSc MBACP
Why go to counselling?
It may be that you are considering counselling because you feel the need for change in your life, or it may be a life event that has brought you to consider counselling.
We all go through difficult times in our lives, it isn’t all plain sailing and sometimes it can all feel a little too much. It might be that you have a great support network around you of family and friends, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. The reason I became a counsellor was because I experienced the benefits of counselling myself. I know how hard it is to take that first step, to make the call, to book an appointment and to start exploring the areas of your life that you’re struggling with.
As a BACP counsellor, I work with various clients but in my role as a counsellor at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice I have a specific experience and interest in working with carers, patients and family members in relation to life limiting illness and bereavement.
One to one counselling sessions provide time to explore what is concerning you without fear of judgement or criticism. I offer time to reflect and focus on yourself in a safe, confidential and supportive space, that can be powerful and beneficial to you.
By talking about your experiences, where you are now and by exploring your feelings you will gain personal insight and self awareness enabling you to change the way you think about yourself, the way you experience life and the relationships you have with others. Counselling is not a process where I give you advice or answers but by working together you will become more self aware through counselling and this can lead to acceptance and in turn can lead to change and a more positive future.
Call me today on 07729 515990 to book your first session. I feel that it is important that you feel you can work with me and an initial session gives you the opportunity to explore how you might experience working with me in the future.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist in Aldershot and Farnham and can see clients for private counselling in Aldershot, Farnham, Fleet and surrounding areas. I understand our lives are busy with family and work commitments, so in addition to day time counselling appointments I also offer early morning appointments and evening appointments subject to availability.
My counselling practice is near Aldershot, Farnham, Fleet, Godalming and Guildford and easily accessed from the A31 and surrounding areas with ample free parking.
I work with adults over the age of 18 on an individual basis.
Call me for an informal and confidential chat or email me if you prefer.
Please do look at my website www.leahconnelly.co.uk and Facebook page to find out more about me, I am passionate about the benefits of counselling and how important it is to start having open conversations in our day to day lives about mental health and wellbeing.
Are you struggling with, for example...
- Changes in your relationship
- Coping with change in your life or work
- Coping with your panic attacks and anxiety
- Relationship breakdowns or sexual issues
- Overwhelming feelings
- Managing the impact of stress on your life
- The impact of palliative care on your life or loved ones
- A life limiting illness
- Loss and Bereavement
- Living with depression
- Sexuality (LGBTQIA)
- Anger management
- Current or previous trauma
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
I charge £45 for individuals and each session will last 50 minutes.
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 consulting room is in Runfold conveniently located just off the A31 between Guildford and Farnham. Close to Aldershot, Fleet, Church Crookham, Tongham, Badshot Lea, Wrecclesham, Upper Hale, Weybourne, Farnborough and Camberley.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Morning, daytime and evening sessions dependant on availability
Types of client