Lee Eulalia Tomlin MBACP (Registered )
Counselling is one of those things that until you experience it, you can be unsure about it.
My idea of a good counsellor is someone who can build a safe and trusting and non-judgmental alliance with the client, within the first session,allowing for space to explore what it is that has bravely brought them to counselling in the first place.
My belief is that communication is power, but to speak our truth, and be comfortable with that process, we must first be clear in ourselves, able to come from clarity of mind without judgment.
I come from a school of Person Centered Therapy, this counselling approach allows the client to take an active role in the process as the therapist works in a non directive and supportive way.
For many years I worked in a Problem gambling program in Perth Western Australia, I found working in a Psycho-educational/Solution Focused way was very progressive and I had good results by adding therapies such as Mindfulness and Narrative therapy which can help to separates people from their problems, seeing them as whole, functioning individuals who at times in their lives can engage in behavior and thought patterns that can be self-damaging or damaging to others.
This work spreads into any addictions and impulsive behavior clients and due to my training which was a three year Bachelor of Counselling; an integrated and organised program which focused on the development of the human person through the lifespan, with a weaving of developmental, psycho social, personal and spiritual aspect, I have had good results to break out of cycles and move into permanent change.
I have worked with many clients in different situations such as prisons, schools and a Casino.
I work with all different issues such as grief and loss, abuse, addictions, impulse behaviors such as hoarding and eating problems and general issues.
"I came to Lee as I unfortunately had a relapse of a problem I suffered from for years. I had seen a therapist previously which I thought had solved the problem but it turns out it just paused the problem for a while. I saw Lee had experience in dealing with people with addiction and wanted to see if her skills could help me.
Its safe to say I wasn't disappointed, Lee came across extremely friendly, kind,knowledgeable and was a great listener.
She provided me with a lot of helpful tips on how to manage my problems and for that I can't thank her enough.
I'm still keeping in regular contact with Lee and intend to do so for the foreseeable future.
I would highly suggest Lee to anyone!
" I thought my husband was my best friend. When he left,unexpectedly,it wasn't just devastating for me,it was like he had thrown a bomb in to the whole family. I felt utterly broken and heartbroken to feel the emotional shock and damage to my children and myself.
Lee is an absolute professional, she has years of experience which she has used to help and gently guide me back to a place of renewed confidence and hope.
I found the conversational style of our sessions worked especially well for me. With Lee's help and support, I , in turn, have found strength and insight to guide my youngest child, who I am proud to say is now thriving and happy. My relationship with all my children is stronger than it has ever been. I haven't just survived. I am proud and happy".
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychotherapist June 2009 to 2013 Centrecare Perth/Non for Profit Counselling Organisation.
Worked as an outreach counsellor at Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women in Perth WA, Acacia Prison and Bandyup Prison in Perth WA.
I have done education work at Crown Casino Perth WA and presentations and worked with staff at the casino.
Trained staff selling Lottery West products, how to recognize problematic gambling.
Private practice in London from 2013 to 2017 now living in Frome.
- Bachelor of Arts Counselling University Notre Dame , Fremantle, Western Australia.
- Certificate Mindfulness AU.
- Certificate Level 1 and 2 in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. AU
- Certificate in 'Men's Behavior Change Program Training. AU
- Certificate in Life Gate Keeper Training ( Two day Suicide Prevention Program) AU.
- Certificate in Positive Dementia Care. AU.
- The B.R.A.I.N. Workshop ( Dave Ziegler USA.)
- ASCA Workshop (Good Practice for Working with Adults Surviving Child Abuse) AU.
- Certificate in Adult Mental Health First Aid. AU.
- Certificate of Traumatic Attachment and CO-Regulation; The Neuro biology of Relationships. UK.
- Principles of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture
Workshop: 4 Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia: Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children and Adolescents 'Balancing Emotional, Cognitive and Somatic Processes'
2 years NNEB.
I am working towards being an Accredited BACP member.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Studying Energy Psychotherapy with CONFER.
In light of the current situation of Corona Virus I am offering New clients a reduced rate;
£25.00 per session on the telephone or Skype in order to comply with social distancing that is required. this is reduced to take some pressure off and until it is safe to mix in person again.
£49 for 50 minutes or £55 for 70 mins
£35.00 for 50min unwaged.
£45.00 phone or Skype
Phone counselling available.
I am happy to negotiate the cost if counselling is on going if you are not working or are in debt.
I am flexible in my hours and can work evenings.