Louise Leadbetter MBACP
Hello, my name is Louise and I am passionate about helping people to discover the very personal, unique and innate human strengths which we all possess. I know it takes great courage to seek counselling and therapy and I am often inspired by clients who are prepared to take this step. My aim is to provide a safe, confidential, accepting, supportive space to explore the often complex, personal issues, experiences and feelings which may be causing distress or confusion.
Talking therapeutically with a caring, empathic, committed professional can help people to understand things more clearly or help to see issues from a different perspective. For me it can be about helping to bring out the very best in people while sometimes dealing with the worst, most moving human experiences. Having professional support to enable the process is essential scaffolding for positive change to take place.
I have worked in voluntary, corporate, school and mental health agency settings and am particularly passionate about enhancing the wellbeing of young adults and teenagers. Key areas in which I work include concerns about depression, anxiety, trauma, difficulties with anger, self-esteem and relationship problems.
I also have a special interest in working with survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence and child sexual abuse, providing longer-term support for the healing and recovery process. I work with adults, teenagers and young people (14 yrs+) and building a genuine, trusting and caring relationship is at the core of my work.
My practice is based in Shrewsbury town centre with private parking available. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate to work with both adults and children. I adhere to the ethical framework which guides my professional approach.
I work during weekdays and in early evenings by appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified Person-centred Psychotherapist and Experiential Counsellor (Dip Couns.) Glyndwr University
MBACP - Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
School Counsellor (Denbighshire Young People's Counselling Service)
Working with Trauma and Abuse (Denbighshire & North Wales)
Sexual Violence & Abuse (RASASC N.Wales )
Working with Dissociative disorders and trauma (PODS)
Self-harm, Suicide & Risky Behaviours (MindEd)
Child Protection & Safeguarding (Educare)
Accredited 121 positive psychology coach
Coach and mentor - Emotional Intelligence & Spiritual Intelligence Coach (Deep Change Inc.)
Samaritans - Suicide and emotional despair
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Suicidal thoughts, self harm
Domestic abuse and domestic violence
Childhood sexual abuse
Sexual Violence and rape
Young adults and teenagers
Weekdays & evening sessions by appointment
I am also an accredited Psychological Coach - and work with clients on individually tailored positive psychology programmes which help people to overcome common issues and disorders including, anxiety, depression, phobias, compulsive or obsessive behaviours.