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I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), with over eighteen years of experience counselling adults, and young people (10 yrs plus) from a wide range of cultural, religious and professional backgrounds. My counselling method is based on the Person-Centred Therapy approach.
I provide a non-judgemental space for clients to reflect on past and/or present experiences, their negative thoughts and painful, or out-of-control feelings and explore the impact these might have on their everyday lives. My aim is to enable clients to find their own inner resources for resolving personal problems. I can help individuals to identify underlying causes to mental health concerns, find more effective ways of coping, handle life’s challenges, manage change, build resilience and create a more fulfilling way of life.
Areas of interest
Patient Group Young People and Adults 12 years upwards; Anger-management; Anxiety; Attachment issues; Bereavement and loss; Borderline Personality Disorder; Bullying; Depression; Eating disorders; Employer grievance or disciplinary; Family Issues, including divorce and separation; Hearing voices/hallucinations; Insomnia; Loneliness; Low self-confidence; Low Self-Esteem; Managing change and transitions; Negative or intrusive thoughts; Over-thinking and worry; Panic attacks; Poor academic or work performance; Poor concentration/burn-out; Procrastination; Relationship Issues; Self-harm; Sexuality; Social anxiety; Stress; Substance misuse; Suicidal behaviour; Transgender transition; Trauma/Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Work-related Stress;
Video and telephone consultations
- Offers video and telephone consultations
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling S.P.T.I. 2000
- Diploma in Clinical Supervision CPPD 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- BACP Find A Therapist Directory, 2018
Affiliations / memberships
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: richardleighcounselling