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Leonie Akehurst MBACP

Sevenoaks TN15 & Otford TN14
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About me

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
Supervision Diploma

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.
Attachment disorders.

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Assessment session £35 individual,
Subsequent sessions £45.00 individual,
Supervision £50
Sliding scale offered for people on benefits please request at initial contact

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

I am a member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework

Otford
Kent
TN14

Sevenoaks
Kent
TN15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

I can offer accessible sessions on a Tuesday afternoon

Availability

Daytimes some Evenings

during this challenging time I am working online using zoom

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Supervision

Supervision available

Leonie Akehurst MBACP

Leonie Akehurst MBACP