Leon Millingen - MBACP Reg. & Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Hi, I'm Leon, an Integrative Counsellor working in South London.
The thought of counselling can for some people be quite concerning, however rest assured that if you decide to make an appointment with me, you will be in a safe, non-judgemental and trusting place where we will only talk about what you feel comfortable with and at a pace that you dictate.
I have worked with a wide range of issues, including (but not exclusively) depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, relationships, gender issues, anxiety, anger and workplace issues. I aim to empower my clients during counselling to challenge unwanted behavioural patterns, thoughts or emotions and explore new possibilities.
Working with me:
I work integratively which is a combined approach to counselling, depending on what responds best with clients. My approach is primarily humanistic, meaning I believe that a good therapeutic relationship of trust, confidentiality and safety will enable the client to feel safe to explore thoughts and feelings. The sessions are usually client led and I will help you find positive ways of dealing with your issues of concern.
I also work psychodynamically and believe that a lot of issues can be helped by delving into the history of the client and making sense of where current thoughts and behaviours come from and what may trigger them.
In the first session we may discuss what your presenting issues are, answer your questions and get to know each other. You are then free to decide if you want to go ahead with me as your counsellor. Sessions can be open ended or a fixed number of sessions and we can review the work every six weeks.
The most important thing to remember is that you will never be pressured to talk about anything you’re not ready to talk about, you can choose the pace and topic of discussion. Please feel free to call me without any obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
- Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
- Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR)
- Currently working with problem gamblers at an intensive resident treatment programme in South London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Counselling from Clapham Therapy Rooms (London SW11) which is close to Clapham Junction Station. My fees at Clapham are £55 per 50 minute session.
I also work from a large counselling agency in Tooting SW17, South London. (2 mins from Tooting Bec tube). My fees at Tooting are £60 per 50 minute session.
Additionally, I work from Pollards Hill (Mitcham, CR4) which is close to Norbury and Streatham Vale in South London and accessible from Croydon and Surrey. My fees from Pollards Hill are £35 for the initial session and £45 a session from thereon.
If you are unable to afford the full amount, do get in touch and we can discuss.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability in Clapham, Tooting and Mitcham. Daytime and evening sessions.
Types of client