Leo Puttock

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MBACP Counsellor/Therapist for Young People and Adults
Available for new clients
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Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Asking for help is not a weakness, being vulnerable is a strength.

My name is Leo. I am a qualified, BACP registered counsellor based on the edge of the Peak District near Macclesfield.

I am experienced working with both young people and adults from varying backgrounds. Working within the NHS, local charities and my own practice. 

I work with issues around anxiety and depression, traumatic and adverse experiences, work stress, issues with relationships, new parents, addictions, identity issues and sexuality. I am an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and feel accepted which allows me to build positive therapeutic relationships with clients from the community.

My approach is person centred at its heart, with the belief that a person can "self-actualise", be the best version of themselves and live through their own frame of reference. However, as counsellors, we borrow from a number of approaches, using a range of skills that feels  appropriate to the individual in that moment. These can range from CBT skills, Brief Solution Focused and work with relational therapy. Looking at how we act and react within relationships, “transactions” or interactions we are part of, on a day to day.

I feel passionate about working with acceptance, using our values to guide our choices and behaviours. Learning to be more present and mindful with our experience.

I also use Guided Imagery and Rewind Technique to work with Trauma and Phobias.

The first thing to do is to get in touch. We can chat, there is no pressure and we will see if what I can offer fits with what you need. Allow yourself the chance to heal, a chance to grow, to move forward. I look forward to speaking to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Macclesfield College
  • Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Just Drop In
  • Rewind and Guided Imagery - The Human Givens Institute
  • Trauma and PTSD Awareness - Just Drop In
  • Working with Personality Disorder; Raising Awareness - Knowledge and Understanding Network
  • LGBTQ+ Awareness - Visyon
  • Brief Solution Focussed Therapy - Visyon

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The fee stated is based on a face to face session. Remote sessions will be at a reduced rate. For clients with a lower income a further reduced rate can be agreed prior to appointment.  

I feel that therapy should not be a privilege; it should be accessible to those who need it. I strive to accommodate clients based on need rather than financial situation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have 4 sessions available each day within the hours of 10 - 3. 

I offer 2 evenings a week and a Saturday morning, please request these when you make contact.

Further information

Client Feedback:

"I've only been working with Leo for a short time so far, he's a very likeable and easy to talk to person. I look forward to our sessions and to talking with him and getting his thoughts on things. He's someone that puts you at ease and doesn't judge, he seems very good at what he does and genuinely cares."

"Leo has been a great help to me, he allowed me to see things in a different perspective what has allowed me adjust my life to support my mental health."

"I had several sessions with Leo, and I can honestly say that he has been a tremendous help to me. From the very first session, I felt comfortable talking to him, and he has always been incredibly understanding and non-judgmental. Leo has helped me to work through some deep issues in my life, and I feel like I have made significant progress thanks to his guidance and support. He is very knowledgeable and skilled in his field, and he always seems to know just the right questions to ask or the right advice to give. What I appreciate most about Leo is his genuine care and concern for his patients. He takes the time to listen and really understand where you're coming from. He also has a great sense of humor that has made me feel more at ease during our sessions. Leo has a no BS attitude, which I find refreshing. He doesn't sugarcoat things or tell you what you want to hear; he tells you what you need to hear in order to make progress. His honest and straightforward approach has been instrumental in helping me to see things more clearly and make positive changes in my life. Overall, I would highly recommend Leo to anyone who is seeking therapy. He is an excellent therapist who truly cares about his patients and is dedicated to helping them achieve their goals. Thank you, Leo, for all that you do!"

Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Face to face sessions take place at Bollington Leisure Centre which has wheelchair access and a lift to get to the second floor. Any additional needs can be managed on request.

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