Leonie Akehurst MBACP

Leonie Akehurst MBACP




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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 ,couples, groups and offer supervision.

I can see clients in Otford, Sevenoaks daytimes, and some evenings.
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.

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Assessment session £35 individual, £50 for a couple
Subsequent sessions £45.00 individual, £65 for a couple
Supervision £50
Sliding scale offered for people on benefits please request at initial contact

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Otford, TN14
Sevenoaks, TN15

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytimes some Evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

Supervision available