Louise Leighton MNCS Accred
* I am currently still seeing clients face to face with a Covid-19 procedure in place. If you would prefer a telephone appointment this can also be arranged.
Welcome to my profile, firstly I would like to say that I understand how daunting the process of finding a counsellor can be, you have taken the first step by visiting this site. I would like to reassure you that should you choose me as your counsellor I will provide a non-judgemental, safe, secure and confidential space for you explore your experiences.
We all struggle in life sometimes and don’t always want to accept that we can’t do everything or that we don’t understand everything. People come to counselling for a variety of reasons, it could be a relationship breakdown, family issue, grief/loss, work stress, anxiety or sometimes you don’t know what the issue is, but whatever the reason behind your visit today, counselling can help you to unlock the root cause, understand, explore, accept and overcome the issue.
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor and my core approach is person-centred, I work in a non-directive way, which means I am led by the client and will support you on your therapeutic journey.
Working together I would support you in facing your concerns to equip you with the skills and resilience for your future. I do this by; actively listening, reflecting, and questioning to support you to gain a deeper understanding and explore your feelings and experiences. I will never judge or push you to talk about something you do not feel comfortable with or are not ready to work on yet.
Who I work with
I work with individuals 18+ in a variety of areas, the most common being:
- Men’s mental health
- Anger issues
- Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional)
- Fertility problems and miscarriage
- Health issues
- Inner child work
- Family and relationship issues
* There is a full list of areas I work with in the lower section.
My work as a counsellor has allowed me to meet a wide range of people and experience many different issues that we face as individuals, I have many interests, however, I have a particular interest in men’s mental health. Since I began training to be a counsellor I have worked with men from all different walks of life and although awareness of mental health in general is growing, from my experiences men’s mental health is still not quite there yet.
The majority of men who are struggling don’t always know how to connect with their emotions or to approach the subject of mental health, so they go unsupported, this often leads to depression or in the worst case suicide. My aim (along with others) is to raise awareness of this and hopefully support more men to speak up and ask for support.
I believe every individual is unique, therefore I offer a 30 minute free initial meeting so that we can meet and decide if we can work together. This initial meeting allows you to see if you would like me as your therapist and it allows me to learn about you and what has brought you to counselling.
I gained my Therapeutic Counselling Diploma in York and have volunteered in Leeds for a charity as a Counsellor before setting up my own private practice.
I have completed various courses in many subjects/areas and I continuously work on updating my knowledge through CPD, this a commitment I whole heartedly make to ensure I am doing my best for my clients at all times.
If you feel you would like to make an appointment for a free initial meeting, then please contact me. You can always visit my website for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Counselling Skills for Working with Children Level 3
- Counselling Skills Level 2
- Mental Health Awareness
Continual Professional Development
- Understanding Autism
- Domestic Abuse and Violence
- Understanding Childhood Behaviour
- Working with Secondary Age Children
- Psychotherapy, Psycho-education and Neuroscience
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 for a 60 minute session Monday to Friday 9am-6pm
£45 for a 60 minute session after6pm until 8pm
Sessions are usually on a weekly basis.
I also offer a limited number of concessions to individuals on a lower income, keyworkers and for students, please contact for further information.
Concessions offered for
I work from a purpose build room in the garden of my home, there is on street parking available and I am on bus routes 33/34/27 (to the best of my knowledge).
Unfortunately I do not have toilet facilities in the room I work from.