About me

Hello, My name is Leanne and I am a fully qualified counsellor in Essex. I have over ten years' experience volunteering and working in mental health; currently in the NHS as a CBT therapist. I also deliver Mental Health First Aid training. I offer face to face sessions in a private space with off street parking. I also offer online (zoom) and telephone sessions.

I work as an integrative counsellor which means I work in a variety of ways to suit you. I also have more extended training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) if you would like to work this way.

I am here to offer an open, safe space where I will listen to you, without judgement. We can work in a structured way heading towards goals or in a more open way, exploring and reflecting on anything that matters to you. I offer a free 20 minute consultation, so get in touch to set this up.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Quaifications:

  • BSc with Honors - Law and Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based CBT
  • Level 2 in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

I have membership with both the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Member organisations


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.

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions cost start at £40 per session however I offer a sliding scale so talk to me if this is needed.

North Benfleet

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Leanne Horwill

Leanne Horwill