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Professional, Experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist.

About me

Hi, I'm Leah, I am a professionally qualified, accredited and experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred) offering long and short term counselling to adults and young people over the age of 18.

Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by life's pressures or difficulties, causing 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 know from my own experience of therapy that it takes a lot of courage to take that first step, so I will do my best to make you feel relaxed, settled and comfortable. I work integratively, meaning I can draw on different theories to suit each individual client, their needs and issues.

Offering a safe, warm, non judgmental environment where you might be able to put some of the pieces back together. If you don't want to explore childhood issues that's ok, and if you would like to explore early attachment and get in touch with your inner child, that's ok too.

Please get in touch with any questions, I will be happy to hear from you.

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.

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.

I am currently undertaking a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice for qualified counsellors. I am in regular supervision and am fully insured.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Spiritual and faith issues.
  • Rewind Therapy

Rewind Therapy 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.

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Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • AXA PPP

Additional information

Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly.

  • Initial online assessment session: £50
  • Online sessions £55 
  • Block of 4 online sessions £200

  • Initial in person assessment session £60
  • In person sessions £65 
  • Block of 4 in person sessions £240

  • Student counsellors - online £45, in person £50

When I work

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Online sessions are available via Zoom, Whatsapp video, instant message, email or telephone. In person sessions are available in Bromley on Wednesdays between 11am and 8pm.

Shaftesbury House, 20 Tylney Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 2RL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Person centred/psychodynamic supervision offered to qualified counsellors and trainees.

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