Leigh Taylor

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Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37
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About me

Hello, I'm an experienced and fully qualified counsellor helping people who are experiencing relationship problems, issues relating to childhood trauma and PTSD, managing anxiety and depression, abuse, stress and low self-esteem.

During counselling with me, I aim to take you on a journey to a new way of thinking/behaving. Improving the quality of your life by helping you deal with the issues that are impacting your life.

I will offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore thoughts feelings and emotions. Having had counselling myself, I understand that the supportive counselling relationship can help you discover and make meaning of the thoughts you are having. 

If you have any questions or would like to book a session please call me (or text) on 07534 219175 or send me a message here.

My approach

I believe that everyone has the ability to solve their own issues working together with someone who is not emotionally involved in the situation who can bring clarity and understanding to the counselling session.

Life is never straight forward and many feel as if they are the odd one out in a perfect world. By talking, a different reality is most likely to emerge.

I conduct sessions in an open space where you will be free to talk about how you really feel instead of painting a picture of having everything together.

Therapy is a working relationship between myself as the therapist and you the client. I meet clients in a safe space and very often the first session can feel a little daunting. However this is the first important step in looking at the issues you are seeking support with. The number of sessions is dependent on the issues that you wish to discuss and my work is client-led.

By the end of our work you will have strategies, tools and techniques in place to support you long term, very often the option to talk to someone not connected to your situation personally or emotionally can bring profound results in its own right.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
  • Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Trained facilitator for the Freedom Programme
  • Qualified Mental Health First Aid England 2 day Instructor
  • Trained facilitator for Rockpool Sexual Abuse Recovery Toolkit, Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit & Hope2Recovery
  • Certificates in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Mindfulness & Trauma, Depression & Anxiety and ACT as a brief intervention

Additional Info

  • Registered member of BACP
  • Fully insured

Experience

  • Extensive experience in working with trauma, anxiety and building confidence.  Undergo regular CPD in Adult Safeguarding, managing anxiety and somatic experience (mind/body) and how they are closely interlinked.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

ACTO
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a specialism in domestic abuse and also mental health issues as a qualified trainer with Mental First Aid England.

I feel there should be no differences between First Aid and Mental First Aid and work hard to reduce the stigma of mental health issues in my practice.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£40.00 per hour.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am flexible to meet the needs of the client recognising shiftwork and full-time working.  

Further information

I have worked with all forms of abuse over the last few years and my approach is to work with you so that you start to feel more in control of your thoughts, feelings and emotions.

I also am passionate around my work in building self-esteem and confidence by reducing the anxiety that stops us from achieving small goals that can lead to the bigger goals in life.

Small steps are the way forward and with encouragement and understanding they can be achieved.

I work in a secure, safe space in Swaffham.  Parking is available.   My practice is on a bus route from Norwich, Dereham and Thetford.

Swaffham, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My therapy room is on the ground floor.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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