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About me

CURRENTLY OFFERING ONLINE OR TELEPHONE SESSIONS ONLY

I am a professionally qualified, accredited and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering long and short term counselling to adults and young people over the age of 16.

Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by life's pressures and difficulties and this can cause problems such as anxiety and depression. Past or present issues can cause emotional turmoil and it can be difficult to make sense of life's puzzle. I offer a safe, warm, non judgmental environment where you might be able to put some of the pieces back together.

I work integratively, meaning I can draw on different theories to suit each individual client, their needs and issues. If you don't want to explore childhood issues that's ok. If you would like to explore early attachment and get in touch with your inner child that's ok too. I know from my own experience of therapy that it takes a lot of courage to take that first step, and I will do my best to make you feel relaxed, settled and comfortable.

My areas of expertise include loss and bereavement, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self esteem and helping you find meaning in your life. I am also interested in the relationship between body and mind, as well as spiritual and faith issues.

I am also a Rewind Therapy practitioner which can be used to treat any type of post traumatic stress. It removes involuntary recall (eg flashbacks) of the event. It usually takes 3-4 sessions. Please see my website or contact me for more details.

Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly.

I am in regular supervision and am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Clinical Supervision Diploma
  • Level 5 CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Bereavement Training (Ascentis) with Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Accredited member of the Foundation of Infant Loss
  • Rewind Technique practitioner
  • Accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
  • BA (Hons) English Literature

I also work as a volunteer counsellor at Cruse Bereavement Care, and have experience of working with teenagers in a secondary school.

I am an accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to its ethical guidelines and standards, assuring clients of high standards of professional care.

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

Spiritual and faith issues

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling sessions £55

Student counsellors £45

* Pay for 6 sessions upfront and get 10% off.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Currently sessions are only  being offered online through Zoom, WhatsApp video or telephone.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

  I offer a warm, confidential informative space for my supervisees.

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Leah O'Shaughnessy MBACP (Accred)

Leah O'Shaughnessy MBACP (Accred)