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Leigh Cooper MBACP (Registered) Dip.Couns

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 07305 877269 07305 877269
Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42
07305 877269 07305 877269

About me

Why come to counselling?

Sometimes you may be feeling sad, battling with depression or feeling the weight of anxiety. You may be dealing with relationship issues, separation, trauma or you may not know why you feel unhappy, and need help to move forward in a safe space.

You may want a chance to explore and work on yourself, in a non-non-judgemental environment, or you may want to talk about difficult issues with someone you feel comfortable talking to.

My Journey

I have always been passionate about helping others to embark on their journey to their inner peace. Some years ago, I went on my own journey through therapy, which helped me to understand the process of counselling, and the value of being in a safe space with someone who showed me genuiness, acceptance, and empathy. My journey had many different roads, which lead me to becoming a qualified Counsellor.

I have spent many years of my career supporting and working with some challenging individuals, who have found themselves dealing with addiction, self harm, relationship issues, and many other struggles as a result of a traumatic or difficult event in their past or present.

My goal is to offer clients a safe, warm, respectful and sometimes challenging environment, in which they can explore the issues that are important to them.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and a Registered member of the BACPMBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists). I have professional indemnity insurance, and I work in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.

I work in Private Practice, offering individual counselling and couples counselling. I offer both Long Term and Brief Therapy.

Qualifications

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Level 3 Counselling Studies - CPCAB
Level 2 Counselling Skills - CPCAB

CPD (Continued professional development)

Developing dialogues for channel

NRC- Working With Sexual Violence

Introduction to Psychosexual Therapy

KUF- Working with Personality Disorder

Background

I have worked professionally for many years with those affected by addictions, low self-esteem and destructive behaviour. I am experienced in working with those who are a victim of trauma, sexual abuse and domestic violence.

I am also experienced with helping couples through communication issues and misunderstandings between each other. Mediation can enhance empathy and self-worth through learning how to rationalise and interpret our own, and others’ emotions, words and actions.

I believe that we can work out problems and anxieties, no matter how ‘stuck’ we feel, just through the simple act of being listened to without judgement. Counselling is a relationship where we work together to acknowledge the issues that you wish to understand and resolve

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Sessions and fees

I offer both short and long term counselling for adults, working from my private practise in my home.

The Initial Consultation

All clients are offered an Initial Consultation free of charge. This meeting will give you an opportunity to talk a little about your circumstances, and to discuss what changes you are hoping to make to your life by coming for counselling. This session will give us an opportunity to assess what it might be like for us to work together. We will also discuss if our work is likely to be short term or longer term therapy.

Ongoing Counselling Sessions

If we decide that we would like to continue working together, we then set up ongoing sessions. Generally these sessions are weekly or fortnightly, on a given day and time, although there will be some flexibility around this where necessary.

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes.

Fees

£35 for Individuals

£45 for Couples

Block of 4 sessions for £120

I offer concessions for student counsellors.

Further information

Please visit my website for any further information at www.blueroomcounselling.co.uk

You can contact me to arrange an initial appointment on:

Tel: 07305877269

Email:blueroomcounselling@gmail.com

Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I am avaliable for sessions Monday to Sunday between 9am and 9pm.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

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