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About me

Hello I'm Leigh,

I'm an experienced qualified counsellor who will 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.

These are some of the issues I regularly work with:

  • Anxiety (including panic attacks)
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem & Confidence
  • Maintaining healthy life choices
  • Abuse

I offer face to face or online counselling. All counselling is confidential and on a short or long term basis.

I will offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore thoughts feelings and emotions.  Having had counselling myself the supportive counselling relationship can help you discover and make meaning of the thoughts you are having.  Counselling is a journey for all who make the time to invest in their mental well-being.

Our lives, of late, have changed beyond recognition and as a result it would be normal to feel some nervousness about the unknowns in our life.

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 at my home practice 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 huge rewards in its own right.

What to do next

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

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained facilitator for the Freedom Programme, a 12-week course on Domestic Abuse which is an area I have worked in for the last 6 years.

I a fully qualified hypnotherapist qualifying with the Anglia School of Hypnotherapy and then studied to complete as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in the same year.  NLP looks at different thoughts, behaviours and it can be useful with any number of issues.

I have also written an 8-week confidence course based on the principles of Acceptance & Commitment therapy which I have studied since 2015.  This is delivered locally within the Breckland area.

I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their ethical framework(s) for good practice.

I am regularly updating my practice by attending training courses across a wide range of issues and within my work as the founder of a domestic abuse charity.

I am a trainer for Mental Health First Aid.  This will bring a further understanding and knowledge to support those struggling with their mental health.

I have also completed a course to work online and offer an advanced qualification in online work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling 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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

£40.00 per hour.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Early evening and weekend appointments available, please phone, text or email to make an appointment.

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 have the option to see clients in either Watton or my home practice.  Parking is available at both sites.  My home practice is on the ground floor but will require a car.  My Watton practice is on a bus route from Norwich, Dereham and Thetford.

Norwich Road
Watton
Norfolk
IP25

Great Cressingham
Norfolk
IP25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

My therapy room is on ground floor.

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Leigh Taylor - MBACP - Anxiety & Stress Counsellor

Leigh Taylor - MBACP - Anxiety & Stress Counsellor