Leanne Connelly

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Counsellor: Psychotherapist
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Stockport SK4 & Wilmslow SK9
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About me

Hi,  My name is Leanne, Thank you for looking at my profile.

I'm an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and offer a friendly, non judgemental, confidential safe space for you to be heard and begin your counselling journey. I understand that sometimes talking to friends and family is not enough.  Working together can help to gain a new perspective and find ways to tackle issues which will empower you to change negative behaviour patterns.

For some time now I worked with the UK's leading charities for both domestic abuse and bereavement supporting adults who are suffering the effects of trauma, abuse and loss including those in abusive relationships. Along side this I have extensive experience working with Anxiety, OCD , BPD and eating disorders. My background in education also means I am qualified to work with young people and families.

 You will have the answers and I will work collaboratively to help you unlock these, gain clarity as well as give you the tools to enable you to get you where you would like to be. I will help you to find a new sense of confidence and autonomy to change negative behaviours.

Being an Integrative Counsellor allows me to use a range of concepts to tailor your therapy using  CBT and  DBT but it is the Personal centred approach which puts you first, allowing you the space to be heard. Together, we can explore  whatever difficulties you are experiencing to get to you to a happier you. If you feel you would work well with honesty, warmth and openness then I may be the counsellor for you.

 Please call to have chat to see how we can work together to help make that positive change happen. 

I am a registered member of the BACP, have DBS and offer face to face or zoom appointments. I work with young people, individuals and couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

For the past few years I have specialised in issues relating to couples and relationships: including narcissism, DV, coercive control , trust, infidelity and infertility. 

Alongside this, my expertise lies with anxiety (intrusive thoughts, panic attacks and OCD), trauma and grief. I offer a grief recovery programme to support you with your loss, grief is not linear but there can be healing to support the pain of the loss. 

I have worked in education and am qualified work to with young people from 8-18 and have supported them with issues such as anxiety, self-harm, exam stress, anger, eating disorders. and low self esteem and confidence .

  • Diploma Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Grief Recovery Programme
  • PGCE
  • BA ed (Hons)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
    Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
    Registered member of the BACP
  • Divorce and Relationship Breakup Coaching with Sara Davidson 
  • Domestic Abuse, Violence and Mental Health
  • Trauma informed approach to Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse and Stalking  
  • Effects of Domestic Abuse and Violence on Children
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence and the Law
  • Working with Teenagers Engaged in Abusive Relationships
  • Trauma informed bereavement
  • CBT-E for eating Disorders
  • Dialectic Behaviour Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Imago Couples Therapy
  • Domestic Abuse and Stalking
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Workshops/training attended
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Safeguarding children/adults
  • Suicide prevention
  • Self harm
  • Domestic abuse
  • ERM Suicide Prevention Therapy 
  • Co Parenting with a Narcissit
  • Narcissist Abuse Recovery
  • Recovering from Coercive control
  • Grief Therapy

Young people Qualification

  •  How Children grieve - Grief recovery
  • Stress; response to exam prep
  • Lego Therapy
  • Communication Therpay
  • Art Therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Forest School Emotinoal Intelligence Level 4 Trainer
  • Anxiety in teenagers
  • CBT Self Harm and Eating 
  • Trauma informed therapy

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£45.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Students and Young people £45

Block bookings of 6 £270 (£45 per session)

Couples Counselling £100 for 1hour 20minutes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer an online appointment on a Monday evening.

Further information

I believe that everyone has the capacity to look within themselves and develop new perspectives in their lives. As a practitioner, this is at the forefront of my mind. In my practice I offer a person-centred approach (talking therapy), drawing on theories such as transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other approaches and can tailor sessions to your individual needs.

Counselling/talking therapies can help people come to terms with childhood traumas, difficulties in coping with issues and in acquiring new perspectives of life situations and experiences. This process can equip you with better life strategies and to look ahead with more clarity and a sense of direction. We would initially look at what you want to experience/gain from the counselling process and discuss the most appropriate way forward.

I work from dedicated Therapy rooms in the heart of Wilmslow. and Heaton Moor. There is free parking, they are close to bus routes and train stations and provide a warm, friendly and confidential space to begin your sessions. 

I am passionate about empowering and motivating people and helping them regain a healthier perspective on life. I am committed to a holistic approach to health to help support your wellbeing 

My aim is to build a trusting relationship with clients and support them in becoming more self-aware and reach personal goals. Taking on a counselling journey, for whatever reason, can be challenging and daunting. I will offer a professional, confidential compassionate and non-judgemental experience for each individual.

Wellington Road North, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 2PB

7 Hawthorn Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1AA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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