Leonie Akehurst MBACP
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor who works in an integrative and creative way to I offer a safe boundaried relationship within which individuals/couples can explore.
I have worked in a hospice and a women's refuge and in a local volunteer bureau offering low cost counselling.
During the last 10 years I have worked in private practice in Tunbridge wells and sevenoaks.
I use a variety of approaches to enable me to tailor the work to each individual. These include family systems, gestalt and psychosynthesis.
Recent training has been to extend my experience of working with Trauma I have attended a new model named Comprehensive Resource Model allowing me to offer more specific focused work with any behaviour that is Trauma related such as, panic attacks, severe anxiety, and intrusive thoughts.
I work with individuals or groups in addition I also offer supervision.
In these challenging times I am working online using Zoom or Skype
I can offer short or long term contracts.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis
Certificate in Comprehensive Resource Model (working with trauma)
Certificate in Group facilitation , Working with therapy groups.
The Freedom programme (For Women living or recovering from Domestic Violence)
Non directive Play therapy certificate.
Diploma in creative expressive arts in therapy
certificate in brief solution therapy
Working with obsessive compulsive disorder
The Solihull approach.
Parenting courses, Solihull approach, Parent-link, Step-parenting, Managing Anger,
I have worked extensively for the last 11 years with young families supporting their parenting and mental health.
I have developed and run variety of workshops on a variety of subjects .
My interests are Domestic Violence, Post natal depression and managing anger, bereavement, Loss of meaning, menopause, effects of childhood abuse.
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.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Assessment session £35 individual, £50 for a couple
Subsequent sessions £45.00 individual, £65 for a couple
Sliding scale offered for people on benefits please request at initial contact
Concessions offered for
I am a member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework