Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
I am a Fully Accredited Counsellor with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and have been in practice since 2007. I am also an accredited (BABCP) Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
In 2010, I joined Off The Record (OTR), a charity for young people, and went on to become a manager and clinical supervisor. I have also worked with people with addiction and mental health difficulties.
We all have times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed. This can impact on our relationships and other areas of our lives. These feelings can make it difficult to reach our potential or know how to progress. Counselling offers a reflective space which is helpful for building self-awareness in order to work through past or present life challenges and move forward. Integrative counselling is a flexible approach which is informed by your needs. I draw on different theories to create a style of therapy which is individually tailored to you, and your aims. I hope to provide an open and accepting, and genuinely safe space, to explore your concerns without the fear of judgement or negative consequences.
Alternatively, CBT is an evidence -based approach recommended for those experiencing depression and/or anxiety such as: social anxiety, panic, health anxiety, OCD, phobias, and generalised anxiety (excessive worry). This approach can be really helpful if you or your child (14+) are experiencing levels of low mood or anxiety which makes it difficult to fully participate in everyday activities. The aim is to develop an understanding of how the difficulties have arisen, and how they are being maintained in the present. We will then try out different ways of breaking unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour. You will develop practical tools and practices that can be used to manage the challenges you face within and beyond the therapy.
Areas of Specialist Experience
I am familiar with the Minnesota Model for those in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction following a Twelve- Step program and have worked with people from a wide range of cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
Complete the form below with your details and therapy requirements - Leanne will then contact you to discuss making a booking....