Leigh James PG Dip MBACP
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I am a person-centred counsellor based in Livingston, West Lothian. I offer counselling from a peaceful room, which is conveniently situated for easy access to the M8 motorway.
How counselling can help:
Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk through any difficulties in your life. You might be experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues or stress. Perhaps you have been through a tough life event and are finding it hard to cope. Maybe something doesn’t feel right for you and you don’t know why. Whatever is troubling you, it can be helpful to talk to someone who will really listen to you in a non-judgemental way.
I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I can offer you a warm, safe and confidential space where we will work at your pace with whatever you choose to bring. My approach to you will be empathic, accepting and genuine. I will support you in exploring your thoughts and feelings so that you can gain deeper insight and move towards growth, change and healing.
What to expect in your first session:
During your first session we can discuss what brings you to counselling and what you hope to get from it. I will explain how I work and let you know about matters of confidentiality. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
At the end of your first session if you are happy to continue we can book another appointment. It is important that you feel comfortable so if you decide that I am not the right counsellor for you I will fully understand and respect this.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Stirling University, 2016)
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (2012)
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
- I work for an organisation which provides counselling for people with alcohol problems
- Experience of providing counselling in a prison for adult males
- Experience of providing telephone support on a parenting helpline
- I undertake regular continuous professional development
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- 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 disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Armed Forces veterans
- Pet bereavement and loss
Photos & videos
The cost is £40 per session and each session lasts for 50 minutes.
Sessions are usually weekly or fortnightly, depending on what feels right for you.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you would like to book a session or if you have any questions.
I am happy to provide a free, short telephone call before we meet for the first time so that you can ask me any questions and get a sense of me and how I work. If you then decide you would like to meet we can book your first session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, Evenings, Weekends
Types of client