Leala Porter BSc (Hons) QTS PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy Cert. S'vision
Sometimes experiences can wobble us and just feel too much. For many reasons we don't want to talk to friends or family which can feel isolating and make us feel worse, often affecting us physically.
We often just keep going, trying to bracket things and push them from our thoughts. These can then jump forwards again affecting our daily lives, our relationships with others and performance at work. We can feel paralysed by them with the physical feelings of anxiety and depression preventing us from engaging fully with our lives.
My time is yours, where I can offer a space where you are able to take a moment to reflect upon what is happening for you and to consider what you need in order to enjoy a fulfilling, meaningful life.
I can help you with this process - you are not alone. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues. Nothing is too shocking, too much or too small. Talking with someone who is trained to listen to you and your needs, in confidence, can be hugely beneficial and may only need a couple of sessions.
My experience is working as a counsellor and psychotherapist supporting adults, young people and children through a whole variety of challenges, each unique to their own experience. Please feel welcome to contact me and chat through how I may be able to help you.
I also offer Clinical supervision to qualified Counsellors and Counsellors still in training.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) with QTS. PG Cert Counselling skills. PG Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. Certificate in Supervision. MBACP
I am fully trained and aware of safeguarding issues with adults and children and hold an up to date enhanced DBS check.
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
Counselling and Psychotherapy £45 per hour face-to-face. Online or by phone £35 per hour.
Supervision £45 per hour £60 for 1 1/2 hours.
As an integrative therapist I also offer mindfulness techniques, play and creative therapies.