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Small Steps Counselling
Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS22 7SB

About me


How Counselling can help.

I'm Leah and thank you for taking time to read my profile.

From past experience I know it can be hard reaching out for help. Counselling for me changed my life, and this is where my journey as a counsellor began. Whether you are experiencing a crisis, traumatic event, or a recurring difficulty, it can be helpful to get support rather than struggling on your own. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, offering both short and long term counselling to adults, young adults, teenagers and children. I work with clients in an integrative way, this may include looking at your past and present situations. Working together at your own pace, we can find ways to further understand yourself and your potential.

I work with all forms of difference sensitively in the room, and specialise in working Neurodiversity. Whatever your needs are, I offer a relaxed, non-judgemental, confidential space for you to explore whatever you would like to get support with. I believe that each person is unique and focus my work to fit with your individual needs.

In addition to my private practice, I provide counselling for a local charity organisation, working with adults, teenagers and children. I also work with ABC children's therapy, providing parent & child Psychotherapy, healing & SEN support. My core therapy is predominately Person-Centred, however, i also draw on additional theories such as (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Sand tray, Creative Therapy and Mindfulness). I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Counselling Bath Spa University (Currently ongoing and due to graduate in 2023)

PQ Diploma Counselling Children and young people Iron Mill College Exeter 

FdSc Counselling Bath Spa 

Level 3 Diploma in Counselling skills

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills

Certificate Government Disclosure and Barring Service/Enhanced DBS (Adults) (Children) 2022

I undertaking different Continuous Professional Development to best support my clients to resolve or cope with  their issues .

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

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Cost per Counselling Session: £45

Introductory 30 min assessment session (Free)

Concessions are negotiable for students and trainee counsellors

Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Visa

When I work

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Further information

If you think you would like to arrange an initial meeting to see whether you feel that counselling with myself would be right for you, then call or message me and we can arrange a suitable time. At this meeting I will explain the counselling process and if we both feel it will be beneficial we can arrange regular sessions. If I am unable to answer straight away to you, I will contact you back within 48hours.

Pure Offices, 137 Pastures Avenue, St. Georges, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS22 7SB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is free parking available in the car park. There is the use of a lift for anyone with mobility problems.

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