Leasha Thomas PG Dip, CMCOSCA
Life often takes us out of balance and harmony, sometimes we struggle to find that peaceful place that is within us all. It can be helpful to have someone by your side to provide the right support so you can explore issues safely and in your own way. As a person-centred counsellor I believe we can all find our way forward and grow even through the most challenging experiences.
I have a good awareness of the mind and body connection being a yoga teacher and from my work in trauma recovery. I understand how our emotional states can impact on our physical body and how illness can affect mental health. I have personally experienced long periods of ill health and understand the importance of looking after body, mind and spirit.
The person centred approach allows the client to be 'held' in a warm, empathic, non-judgmental environment and encourages self exploration and self determination. This approach supports healing and growth for individuals and relationships.
I work in private practice from my home office where clients can enter and leave discreetly. Parking is available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over twelve years counselling experience working within charities in Aberdeen, NHS Service Providers, Employee Assistance Providers and in my own Private Practice. I specialise in trauma recovery, childhood abuse and neglect. I have worked extensively with young people, adults and families. More recently I have expanded to working with couples and I enjoy working with people who have additional support needs.
HND Social Sciences - Aberdeen College (2005-2007)
Counselling Skills Programme - Aberdeen University (2006-2007)
Certificate in 'Play Therapy' - Strathclyde University (2008)
Postgraduate Dioloma in Person-centred Counselling - Aberdeen University (2007-2009)
Advanced Professional Training in Group Therapy - Strathclyde University (2009)
Mediator Training Certificate - The Mediation Partnership (2013)
The Incredible Years: Parents, Teachers and Children Training Series - Parent Group Leader Training Certificate (2015)
Advanced Post Diploma Training, Couples & Families Counselling - Counselling Works (2017)
I am committed to continuous professional development. I regularly attend training courses and conferences. I am fully insured and receive regular supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
There may be other issues you would like to address, if so please get in touch as I might be able to help or perhaps refer you to someone with the expertise you need.
Youths (over 12 years) £35.00 per 50 min session.
Individual Adult - £45.00 per 50 min session.
Couples - £70.00 per 50 min session.
Payable by cash or cheque at the end of each session.
More than 24 hours notice of cancellation - no charge
Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice or not attended - full session fee applies
Deciding whether to have counselling can be a difficult, if you are considering trying counselling, the first step is to make contact by telephone (above) or send a confidential email (below). I can talk with you in the strictest confidence about what to expect and answer any questions you may have about how I work. Or you can find more details on my website(above).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Face to face appointments available during the daytime Mon-Fri. Evening appointments Mon & Wed and morning appointments Saturday. Telephone and online appointments by arrangement.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|