Mia Leyland MBacp, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling, Qualified Supervisor
I can offer you a comfortable and confidential space with time to explore your thoughts and feelings. I have worked for over ten years with children, young people and adults and have helped with a wide range issues. I currently offer telephone and online sessions and have evening and weekend availability.
We all have times in our life where we need support and taking time for yourself caring for your own needs can make such a difference to your wellbeing and often positively impact on other areas of your life such as work and relationships.
It may be that you are going through something now that you feel you don't know how to cope with, you may feel depressed or anxious and not know why you feel this way or you may have difficult relationships with family members. Together we can explore how you are feeling in a confidential space where you can express thoughts and feelings you may not want others to hear and work through them in a safe environment.
Through my training and experience I have seen that relationships made with family/care givers during early life influence our thoughts, feelings and behaviour throughout our life. The learning from our early childhood can shape the way we see things, react to things and cope with things well into adulthood and often working through these early relationships in therapy can help with your feelings, reactions and coping strategies today. Through therapy, if you would like to, we can explore these relationships, helping you to understand their dynamics, the impact they have on you and support you to make the changes you would like to see.
Alongside talking therapy I also offer creative techniques which I find useful when working with young people (although they are available for all clients) these include art, sand play and working with miniature figures. I find these additional techniques can help young people to share their feelings and see things in a different way which can open up conversations.
I understand that contacting a counsellor can be difficult however once you have taken this first step you are on your journey to where you want to be. Working together we will take it at your pace, talking about only what you want to and I will support you along the way. Get in touch to arrange a free no obligation phone consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
2017 - Diploma in Counselling Supervision
2010 - Diploma in Counselling
2008 - BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling Studies
Positive mental health in the workplace
Working with survivors bereaved by suicide
Working with adult survivors of sexual abuse
Creative counselling techniques
Working expressively with children and young people
Grief and Loss
Volatile substance abuse training
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
£40 per 50 minute session