Pam Leslie

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UKCP registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor
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Bath, Avon, BA1
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About me

I offer a calm, empathic, supportive and affirming approach that can help look at the issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem or relationship problems as well as trauma, PTSD, and bereavement. With a background (covering 40 years) in the creative arts, holistic therapies and teaching yoga, I can also draw from this experience to inform the therapeutic work.

Listening to you and what your needs are, talking about whatever is on your mind and helping sort out the deeper issues that may be known or unconconcious.

My aim is to assist you on your journey to find resolution whether short or long term.

It may be relevant to explore how relationships from the past have had an influence on your perception of self and others. Working with you to assist change from negative self belief, into a more fulfilling and authentic, empowered sense of self.

I also may bring in to the sessions how we connect to our physicality, for example, where the the body might hold emotions that have become stuck or held in negative patterns and how to safely let them go.

 As Bessel van Der Kolk named "The body keeps the score"  and there are ways in which we can unwind from the effects of trauma, as well as self-attacking or destructive thoughts and beliefs, to become more positive and more true to the the real self.

The process of therapy can help you work at at your own pace, to shift negative influences to more positive outcomes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Qualified Supervisor.

After studying in Integrative and Humanistic Counselling at The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, I set up in private practice and have been practising as a therapist now for over twelve years.

I am also a supervisor, having qualified at the Centre for Supervision Training and Development (CSTD), and work with therapists in private practice or in groups.

I have had a dual career as a qualified Yoga Teacher and Holistic Therapist since 1987 which can bring are more embodied approach to the work.
My experience of working include:

Off the Record (a young peoples counselling service).

Penny Brohn Cancer Care supporting both cancer patients and their families

Trauma Foundation South West, working with Traumatised Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Bristol.

Foundation Course Tutor at The Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I run a private practice in Bath, not far from the centre, where I see most clients. Free parking is available.
I regularly update my knowledge and experience by participating in continual professional development workshops and conferences.

Some of the following are issues I work with;
Abuse,Anxiety, Loss, Bereavement, Boarding School Syndrome, Grief, Depression, Disassociation, Relationship Issues, Lack of Self-Esteem, Self Harm, Loss of confidence, PTSD, Trauma, Stress. Dark night of the soul. Loss of meaning in life.

Member organisations

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UKCP
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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding School syndrome

Fees

£55.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

At the moment all concessionary places have been taken.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

 Daytime or evening appointments on Monday afternoon's, Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's. Other days and times may become available so please contact me if you need more information.

Further information

I work from a peaceful garden studio on the north eastern edge of Bath nr Larkhall. There is parking available and its a two minute walk from the local bus stop.

Bath, Avon, BA1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

There is a local bus stop a minutes walk away or free parking available

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a qualified Supervisor offering supervision both in person and online.

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