Louise Fletcher BA (Hons) RegMBACP
Non-judgemental, supportive counselling could provide a way out of what might feel like a maze, and offer the prospect of real change in your life. I aim to provide a supportive environment which embraces diversity and where distress or confusion can be safely expressed and gently explored. You may be struggling with old hurts, trauma or recent distress; since 2003 I have worked with clients who seek relief from, and insight into, their concerns.
Beginning counselling or therapy can seem daunting; contact me via the email tab if you'd like a little more information, or to book an assessment session where your needs can be discussed and we can explore a way forward.
I offer one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy with individual adult clients (18+) in private, comfortable rooms in LE2 (1st floor) and in LE1 (ground floor) near the city centre and where I am an associate with L Baines-Ball Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am, therefore, committed to adherance to the Framework for Ethical Practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a counsellor at the University of Leicester, a centre of excellence in this field and have the following awards:
* Certificate in Counselling Studies
* Higher Education Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling
* BA (Hons) Counselling
In addition to my psychodynamic training, I've studied Transactional Analysis (TA), Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Psychodynamic work helps us to look at our past and how that's impacting on us now; TA looks at how we relate to others and where that might be going wrong and Mindfulness is the increasingly well-known practice which can help with relaxation and focus. MBCT combines mindfulness with cognitive therapy and targets specific or negative thoughts.
I use the approaches which are most suited to each client, tailoring therapy to the individual.
I have also studied specialist areas such as depression, loss and bereavement, surviving sexual abuse for both men and women, self-harm, the impact of disability and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I have worked extensively with young people with ASD, and offer counselling to individuals and carers.
Working both in private practice and formerly at the Leicester Counselling Centre, I have experience of a wide range of client issues, including depression and it's causes, childlessness, stillbirth, bereavement, loss in its' many forms, abuse, redundancy and work problems, and the complexities of families and relationships, including those impacted by ASDs.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- mental health issues in the family
- complex loss, delayed grief
- approaches to autism
£50 per 50 minute session with discounts available to NHS, keyworkers and students.
Therapy can be short or long term, depending on your requirements.
- Short or long term therapy available as appropriate
- Fees can be negotiable