Leila Bouhanani

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FDEd Counselling MBACP Dip Hyp, GQHP
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Darlington, DL3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Leila and I am a qualified counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist with extensive experience of dealing with a range of complex and diverse issues. I am here to support you by offering a warm, empathic, non-judgemental space in which you can safely explore your thoughts and feelings. I believe that we all have the capacity to create our own positive solutions so rather than impose solutions I will provide a safe space for you to explore options, gain self-awareness and new perspectives. This will help you in developing positive strategies and  give you the tools to implement positive change in your life. 

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to friends and family about how you're truly feeling which can leave us holding onto unwanted feelings and emotions. Holding onto these emotions can have a huge impact on our daily lives, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope.

Counselling provides a safe, confidential  environment where you can explore any issues, feeling and emotions without the fear of judgment. You may come to your first session with a specific goal or you may come not really knowing what the issue is or how counselling can help. Regardless of your circumstances we can work together at your pace to establish your needs and get you to where you want to be.

Training, qualifications & experience

Although my counselling approach is predominantly Person-Centred I also use other styles of counselling such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness depending on your needs and goals.

  • Counselling Degree 2019
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy 2019
  • Life Coaching 2022
  • Solution Focussed Therapy 2023
  • Certified in Trauma Informed Therapy 2023

Sessions can be via zoom, telephone or face to face in my private office in Darlington.

Member organisations

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.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to meet and discuss your needs. 
  • Face to Face counselling, online and telephone counselling is all charged at £45.00 per 50 minute session 
  • Walk and Talk counselling is £45.00 per 50 minute session 

Further information

Face to Face counselling is done from my private office on Blackwell Lane in Darlington.

I also offer walk and talk therapy for those who would prefer to be outdoors and feel more comfortable in open spaces.

Making the first step towards accessing counselling can be a daunting but very worthwhile one. If you have any questions or queries please contact me by phone, text or email and we can have a chat about your needs and how counselling can help.

Darlington, DL3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

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