Leanne Moreton. Integrative Counsellor, Registered Member BACP
You have just made the first important step for change in your life. You are about to ask for help. Perhaps you are feeling low, anxious or even just stressed. Admitting the need for a counsellor can seem daunting. However, there are times when it helps to have someone outside your immediate circle to talk to and make sense of thoughts, feelings or circumstances that may be causing you distress.
I offer a supportive, friendly, non-judgemental and confidential space where we can think about and explore together what's troubling you. It might be something you want to change, understand, or learn to accept.
Through my own personal experience, I understand that it can be difficult to start therapy and to choose a Counsellor. I am aware that it can feel uncomfortable and challenging, therefore I aim to support you on your journey by listening to you, by having empathy and understanding and by creating a warm, trusting relationship. We can work together to explore your thoughts and feelings and gain new perspectives about yourself and your situation.
I have an integrative counselling approach; this means I can tailor my approach to suit you. I draw upon a range of approaches and techniques, including person centred, psychodynamic and Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Counselling and COVID19
I have implemented some safety measures in line with the government guidelines in order to provide face to face counselling. We will remain at a safe distance and hand sanitiser is provided on arrival. I do not request that face coverings are worn.
Online counselling available using teams or WhatsApp video call.
I offer a FREE 30-minute introductory session. In the first consultation we can discuss any questions you might have, explore what brings you to counselling and decide if it feels right for you.
I also provide Counselling for Children and Young People
Benefits of child counselling
A few examples of how counselling can help children include; coping with everyday worries, such as exam stress, and relationship issues with friends, family members and teachers. Counselling can also help with self-harm concerns, grief, depression and anxiety, and learning difficulties, to name a few.
Really, if something is making your child unhappy, however small you or they feel it is, it’s important. Know that help is available - counselling allows your child to talk to someone about what’s on their mind safely and confidently, without fear of judgement.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
- Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Level 3 Child Psychology Diploma
- Certificate in Safeguarding Children
- Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Awareness
- Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
- Certificate in Understanding Autism
- Certificate in Behaviour that Challenges in Children
- Certificate in Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and fully insured. I work in private practice in Cullompton and Taunton and have experience working with both adults and children. I also provide counselling in primary and secondary schools.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Introductory session - Free of charge
Each individual counselling session cost £40
I have a limited number of concessional places offered for those in financial hardship and for student counsellors.