Phil Leonard

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Bristol BS49 & BS8
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About me

I am a qualified counsellor with accredited registrant membership of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society MNCPS (acc.) and registered membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I offer one to one therapeutic counselling for adults ‘in the room’, but can consider some online sessions. I identify with my assigned male gender at birth and use the pronouns he/him. 

My practice training and experience is integrative which means that I combine and apply more than one theory and method of practice (E.g., Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, CBT) according to need. 

My style is warm, compassionate and validating and I would aim to support you in thinking through the challenges that you might be facing in your life. This would be with a view to you feeling less troubled, clearer, and more confident and equipped to manage. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Level 4 (MNCPS Accred)

BACP  Registered Member

My background is in therapeutic social work, assessment and quality assurance.   During my 37 year career, I received training in family therapy, solution focused brief therapy, and time-conscious psychodynamic counselling. I also studied child development and attachment theory in some depth. 

In recent years, I have undertaken experiential training in motivational interviewing and systems theories as well as my more recent training for my diploma.  I have attended numerous Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events with various counselling and psychotherapy organisations. I have also experienced both long-term and short-term counselling and psychotherapy as a client and therefore have some awareness of what it’s like to sit in the opposite chair!

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Loss of direction in life

Ageing and change

Fees

£40.00 - £50.00

Additional information

I charge £40 for daytime sessions and £50 for sessions after 5pm.  This includes all online sessions.

I offer an initial introductory session for £25.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Currently one F2F or online session available on Tuesday 3.30pm in Yatton and one 6pm session available on Thursdays at Clifton Down, Bristol.

Further information

I currently work at Clifton Down in Bristol on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and for a low-cost counselling service in Bedminster, Bristol on Wednesdays.  I have a practice room in Yatton, North Somerset.  I can offer some online sessions Tuesdays to Thursdays.  
 

Bristol, Somerset, BS49

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Phil Leonard
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