108 St John's Hill
My name is Leslie and I have been a practicing Chartered Counselling Psychologist for 15 years. I provide couples therapy, counselling and CBT in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. I believe in therapy, and love the work I do. I have specialised training in the therapy that I provide (CBT PGDip at the Institute of Psychiatry, Couple Therapy for Depression at Tavistock Relations, Counselling Psychology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa). I provide supervision and training to trainees in the programmes of CBT and Couple Therapy for Depression.
I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. I offer daytime appointments only (9am to 5pm) from Tuesday - Friday.
Why not see whether you could benefit from counselling in Battersea...
I am based in South West London. My therapy rooms are located in Battersea (Battersea Rise and St. John's Hill) and are within easy walking distance from Clapham Junction station. If you are searching for counselling or couples therapy or CBT in Battersea, but live further away in the surrounding areas of Balham, Clapham, or even if you work in the city, getting to Clapham is really easy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol, BPS) with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology (MSc Couns Psyc, Stellenbosch University, South Africa) with post graduate qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PGDip, IoP King’s College, London) and Couple Therapy for Depression (CTfD practitioner and supervisor, Tavistock Relations, London). I am registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as well as fully accredited with the BABCP and BPS.
I specialise in CBT for anxiety disorders and depression in adults (18+) as well as couple therapy for depression. I have a personal interest in working with individuals to better understand and manage their relationships, develop their identity and tackle low self-esteem difficulties, and can work comfortably with complexity or treatment resistant presentations. I have 10 years of experience of working in the NHS (primary and secondary care services) where I have had the privilege to work alongside and receive supervision and training from world renowned experts in the field of CBT. Because of my background and experience as Counselling Psychologist, I am trained to draw on various ways of thinking about difficulties (such as person centered, solution focused, transactional analysis) which I draw on to allow me to work integratively according to what fits a client best. Furthermore I specialise in offering CBT supervision to trainees and qualified therapists. I am a supervisor and trainer for Tavistock Relations.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties such as:
- Adjustment Difficulties
- Loss and bereavement
- Post-Natal Depression
- Relationship Distress / Difficulties
- Panic Attacks or Panic Disorder
- Difficulties with emotional regulation and self-care
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Social anxiety and performance anxiety
- Difficulties coming to terms with trauma or Post Traumatic Stress Disoder (PTSD)
- General Anxiety and worry
- Support with coping skills development
- Low Self-esteem and assertiveness
- Health Anxiety
- Specific Phobias
I am a compassionate and creative therapist. I care for the people I work with and work alongside people to reach their full potential at a pace and in a way that makes sense to them. I use a CBT framework, which means my work focuses on developing a deeper understanding into what may be maintaining your difficulties (why we get stuck, or why we struggle to break free from certain difficulties), and with this also focusing on discovering practical and logical solutions to our difficulties so that we can see change. So in a way therapy takes us through a journey from “why do I feel like this, or how did I end up here” to “and now that I know that, what can I do to change things”.
I believe strongly in the power of self-compassion (and inversely the detrimental effect of self-criticism or being too hard on ourselves).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
To discuss fees, please contact me directly.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a trained and qualified supervisor for CBT and Couple Therapy.