Leanne Hoffman Adv. PGDip MA MBACP (Accred)
COVID 19 is creating increasing pressure on people's mental health. There is an increase in risk to the health and safety of ourselves and others as well as a loss of many of the things people use to manage their emotional wellbeing. In light of this I am offering reduced fee virtual sessions to help people through this period.
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist accredited and registered with the BACP with fifteen years experience of working with clients. (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
My focus is on helping people explore their thoughts, feelings, and past to help relieve difficult emotional states, understand more about their patterns of behaviour and improve many areas of people’s lives like their stresses, anxieties, relationships and much more. I believe that once people have a better understanding of what drives their behaviour and their ways of interacting with others, there is the chance to truly flourish.
People come to therapy for many different reasons:
- A significant event such as a bereavement or other event that can leave them feeling low or traumatised.
- A relationship breakdown, inability to commit, or cannot find the one.
- A career crisis.
- Seeking direction or meaning in life.
- A desire to break unhealthy patterns of behavior e.g. excessive porn, alcohol, and drugs or over or under eating.
- A general sense of unhappiness, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and loneliness.
It often feels that this is just the way it is but therapy can help transform these emotions. I have experience of working with all of the above after ten years of practice plus I have also worked for the last eighteen years as a consultant, coach and trainer specializing in organizational development helping people change behaviours and build skills.
The areas I specialise in include:
- Anxiety and Panic Disorders.
- OCD and Phobias.
- Low self esteem.
- Issues with identity.
- Relationship and sexual difficulties.
- Rage and excessive anger.
- Loss and bereavement.
- Pregnancy and child related issues.
- Well being, resilience and emotional intelligence.
I work in private practice at the Farringdon Practice, Central London and at the Golders Green Practice, North London and at the Camden Psychotherapy Unit (formerly NHS provider of therapy) offering individual sessions either on a long or short term basis.
People often ask what therapy is about or how it can help. I believe it offers a unique and confidential relationship that can help you make sense of your life. It provides you with a safe and supportive environment to explore thoughts, feelings and concerns.
Feelings like anxiety, depression, and unhappiness are often linked to past experiences and emotions that are hidden deep inside of us. Therapy can help bring these into our consciousness providing people with a better understanding of many difficult states of mind. Gaining insight into what is driving your thoughts and behaviour can dramatically change your outlook, improving how you feel and how you interact with others.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully trained psychodynamic psychotherapist with ten years of experience having studied at WPF Counselling and Psychotherapy, graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am also a certified coach, mediator, trainer of situational leadership and accredited in behavioural profiling tools.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £85 for a consultation and £80 for ongoing sessions at Farringdon Practice. Consultations and Sessions last for 50 minutes. I offer some reduced fee sessions for people with low incomes.