Hi, I'm Leigh-Catherine ~ LCI Counselling & Wellbeing Institute.
As a qualified counsellor, I provide psychotherapeutic support and guidance to anyone, or any group of people struggling with mental health or personal problems that may be impacting on their lives negatively. Working with those who are serious about wanting to live more authentically, making necessary changes in order to do so.
I can help you explore, understand and find purpose in the present and for the future. I enjoy what I do because I am compelled to assist in addressing and overcoming developmental challenges, psychological obstacles and traumatic life experiences.
I use a person centred humanistic therapeutic approach where your well-being is always paramount. I offer open-ended and short-term therapy to adults, young people, children and families.
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 - gaining confidence, self-esteem and improving their resilience and communication.
I promote self belief, enhance self insight and build resilience, and I believe the most powerful way for one to learn is through discovery and transformational personal development growth. Ultimately, the work you do on yourself will empower you to become the very best version of yourself.
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation - please contact me to arrange.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 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:
- Anger Management
- Mental Health First Aider
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Self Harming
- Eating Disorders
- Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- Domestic Violence
My specialism is youth counselling specifically targeted to 11 to 25 year olds.
- Full Professional Liability Insurance
- Clear enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check
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
I offer a more specialised service to all ages which cover sensitive issues such as:
- Mixed Marriages
- Long term illness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Relationship problems
- Domestic Violence
Individuals £60 for 50 mins
Couples and families £100 for 90 mins
Telephone & Video Counselling £50 for 50 mins
Students and the Retired £45 for 50 mins
Payment by BACS, Paypal or Cash 48 hour cancellation notice is required.
My 7 year old daughter was having some behavioural problems at school and sometimes at home and I was at the end of my tether trying to find a solution to help her with her anger issues. I looked online and found Leigh-Catherine and she was kind enough to have an initial phone call with me. My daughter began sessions with her and they immediately formed a bond and my daughter felt safe and comfortable to talk to Leigh Catherine about her feelings. My daughter saw Leigh-Catherine for around three months and noticeably improved her behaviour at school and at home. She was taught coping techniques and also helped to identity her anger before it escalated. She looked forward to the sessions because they revolved around play and creative activities and she still to this day asks when she can see Leigh-Catherine again.
"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." Ali