You are more that what happens to you. You can be who you wish to be.
Sometimes life can be difficult or overwhelming. Perhaps something has happened or you are struggling without understanding why? Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I can support you in your journey towards leading a happier, fuller life.
My role as a counsellor is to provide a safe and confidential space where you can explore what is bothering you and begin to see things more clearly, or experience life more fully. Increasing your awareness and understanding of your thoughts and feelings, empowers and enables you to make choices and changes in your life.
I recognise your individuality so I work with who you are, rather than your problem - exploring your unique experience and perception of what is troubling you is fundamental to my counselling approach. Therefore whatever has led you to seek counselling, you will not be given unwelcome advice but supported with trust, dignity, respect and empathic understanding.
My flexible and individualistic approach that allows me to adapt my counselling style to support you in the exploration of whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I offer a safe, caring and non-judgemental counselling relationship that is led by your specific needs and wants, without limitation.
Qualifications and Experience
I work with adults and young people covering a wide range of counselling issues, but specialise in working with those affected by bereavement, baby loss and infertility.
I have a First Class Honours Degree in Integrative Humanistic Counselling with training and experience in Person-Centred Counselling, Existentialism and Gestalt Therapy.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy so you can be assured of my commitment to provide an ethical and regulated practice.
You are in safe hands.
Whilst I try to avoid labels, I understand that it may be helpful to have some understanding of the type of counselling areas that I may be able to help you with, such as:
Bereavement and Loss.
Divorce and Separation.
Self Esteem and Worth.
Getting started with counselling
If you feel that I am the right counsellor for you, please visit my website www.leannejean.com and fill in the online contact form, alternatively you may prefer to text or call me to ask any questions you may have or to arrange an initial appointment.
Generally the first session will involve getting to know each other and discussing what you want from counselling. It is also an opportunity for you to 'off load' your troubles for perhaps the first time that you have felt able.
We can then arrange our next appointment or book several sessions over the coming weeks, if you choose to do this a discount is available when paid for in advance. Counselling sessions are usually either weekly or fortnightly depending on your individual circumstances.
My fee is £45 per 50 minute session.
If travelling by car, my counselling room in Wokingham offers free parking for the duration of your session, whilst the Reading location has metered parking available directly outside.
Please note that my counselling room in Reading does not currently have wheelchair access and is only accessible via a flight of stairs.