Leigh-Catherine Inglis MBACP
There can be times in our lives when we can feel overwhelmed by current or past situations, perhaps feeling isolated in our thoughts and feelings, maybe presenting difficult behaviour or receiving it from others, are you repeating patterns of behaviour that result in the same negative consequence.
My aim as a person centred counsellor is to offer you a confidential and non-judgmental space to explore what is going on for you, understanding the meaning of what is happening, finding purpose in the present and for the future.
I feel that by understanding the difficulties that you may face as well as the need to trust someone enough to disclose thoughts and feelings that you have never told anyone is of deep importance for growth to take place.
I believe that the most powerful way for one to learn is through discovery and I hope that by providing a confidential, non-judgemental and trusting space, I can help you gain a deeper understanding of the difficult situations in which you can or may find yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced and qualified Counsellor offering open-ended and short-term therapy using a person centred approach to adults, young people, children and families.
With my own personal background and experience, I can also offer a more specialised service which cover sensitive issues such as:
- Mixed Marriages
- Long term illness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Relationship problems
- Domestic Violence
In addition to my private practice work, I have worked at a Grammar school in Buckinghamshire as School Counsellor for students and staff. I am now currently working at West Herts College.
My work with young people involves helping them express their feelings in a safe way, gain mastery over difficult emotions, test out new ways of being and problem solve. From this they can gain confidence, build self-esteem and improve their resilience and communication.
Advanced Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Specialist training courses completed in:-
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
I hold full Professional Liability Insurance and a clear enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am truly grateful to Leigh and her patient and gentle approach to counselling. she made me feel comfortable from the beginning and I felt like she understood me even when I was struggling to understand myself. Leigh's kindness and support got me through a difficult time in my life and I now feel better equipped to deal with any future challenges. Becca (University Student)
Through our sessions you have given me the confidence to move my life in a new, positive direction. Offering guidance, support and encouragement, I found our sessions very worthwhile and although there were many tears there was more laughter. I left each session feeling that I can deal with my anxieties and this has made a real difference in my life. So thank you Leigh, for your positive empathetic approach. Barbara (Headmistress)
My sessions with Leigh have been so fulfilling and extraordinarily helpful when it came to dealing with past issues that I wasn't able to work through myself. When I came out as non-binary, she also helped me discover hidden moments pertaining to my gender identity in my past which only served to help me greater understand myself and why I felt certain ways. Overall my experience with Leigh has been everything I needed and more and I am hugely thankful for her help. Alice
Individuals £60 for 50mins
Couples and families £80 for 90mins
Telephone Counselling £25 for 30 mins
Students and the Retired £40 for 50mins
Free 15 min phone consultation.
Payment by Cash at the end of each session.
24 hour cancellation notice required.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments available Mon and Thurs 6pm to 8pm and Saturday 10am until 2pm
Types of client