Leah Lowe (Evergreen Counselling) PG Dip, MBACP
My name is Leah, I am a fully qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I practice ethically within a confidential and safe setting.
Grounded in the Person-Centred approach, I work in a way that offers warmth, empathy and integrity, believing that the therapeutic relationship between the client and counsellor is paramount to the counselling process. I provide a respectful, supportive relationship that encourages and nurtures personal growth. You will be accepted as yourself and can express your true thoughts and emotions without judgement. I offer a non-directive approach to counselling, providing you with the freedom to explore what you wish at a pace that is comfortable for you.
My counselling sessions are tailored to meet the needs of each individual client. I draw upon a range of techniques and approaches to support you. It is important that we explore your thoughts and emotions in a way that works for you. I will always seek your consent and collaboration in discovering what works best for you.
I have a special interest in supporting female & male survivors of abuse (including emotional, physical and sexual abuse). If you have experienced abuse, please don't suffer alone. I have supported many individuals and I will be happy to support you. Call me on 07519 320023 or email me to arrange a no obligation initial appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.
We all experience challenges throughout our life. However, sometimes aspects of our life may feel difficult, stressful and even overwhelming. When we experience such difficulties it is normal to feel anxiety, anger, fear and/or sadness. It can be challenging to express complex emotions with those closest to us, which sometimes leaves us feeling isolated and alone. Counselling is a talking therapy that provides a safe, supportive, confidential space to explore any kind of difficulty, no matter how big or small. It can help you to overcome current or past issues and can equip you with the resources required to tackle new challenges more effectively.
Counselling with Leah has been the best personal decision I have ever made. Before counselling, my life was consumed with low self worth, depression and anxiety. I always felt at ease with Leah and it was great to see how much progress I made after each session. Throughout our sessions together, I felt free we explored my feelings and triggers in order to come up with coping mechanisms to use (which have significantly improved my life since)." (Heather, 2019).
"Warming and extremely welcoming straight away, providing a comfortable and relaxed environment in which to talk openly and calmly. This helped me so much in dealing with any initial nerves and apprehension. Thank you Leah. Don't ever be afraid to ask for help, support or someone to listen." (Louise G, 2019).
"I have really benefitted from working with Leah. The environment is comfortable, safe and completely confidential. I had not realised that there were aspects of my life that affected the difficulties I was experiencing and Leah helped me to explore these. Her approach is professional and very supportive. Leah also suggested practical strategies that I could use and these have helped me very much, they are a part of my life now and continue to help me. I would recommend Leah very highly." (Linda, 2018).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 7. Grade: Distinction) BACP accredited from the University of Salford.
- BSc Undergraduate Degree in Counselling (Level 6. Grade: 1st) from the University of Salford.
- Certificate in Working with Couples from Leeds Centre for Psychological Development
- Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have received training in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and engage in regular supervision to ensure that I am supporting my clients in the best possible way.
I hold professional indemnity insurance and an up to date DBS/CRB Check.
- Highest Achievers Award in Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
- Highest Achievers Award in BSc Undergraduate Honours Degree in Counselling.
In addition to private practice, I have worked within a rage of settings including, Manchester Rape Crisis, the NHS and within the prison service. I have supported individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties including:
- Abuse (sexual, physical and emotional)
- Bereavement & loss
- Loss of purpose
- Low self-esteem/confidence
- Post-traumatic stress
- Relationship issues
This is not an exhaustive list but it should hopefully provide you with some insight into the areas that I can support you with.
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
I offer initial sessions at a reduced rate of £30. This provides individuals with the opportunity to discuss what brings them to counselling in addition to exploring how we can work together.
Subsequent sessions are charged at:
£45 – 55 minute individual session
£40 - 55 minute individual session (Students)
£55 - 60 minute couple session
People often wonder how long they will need to come to counselling for. It is entirely up to you, there are no constraints on the number or sessions that you have. Some people come to counselling for a few weeks while others prefer the support for longer.
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available. Both short term and long term counselling are available.
My Practice Location:
Evergreen Counselling, Flexspace Business Centre, Monckton Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AS.
Monckton road is located off Denby Dale road (A636). This is approximately 1 mile from the M1 (junction 39) and 1 mile from Wakefield Westgate train station.
There is free parking on Monckton road or to the rear of the Flexspace premises.
Moncton road is easily accessible from Wakefield bus station. Stand 19 bus number 444 towards Hall Green or stand 17 bus number 443 towards Hall Green. Buses run every 10 minutes.