Hello, my name’s Leon and I am an experienced and accredited Integrative Counsellor and Therapist but I am also a human-being.
It’s not always easy finding someone to share your difficulties with, someone who really listens and accepts you, and does not judge.
At times life can be difficult. Sometimes it may feel like life isn’t moving forward and you keep repeating the same old patterns and nothing changes. You may be dwelling on the past or worried about the present or the future. You may just be in a place of general unhappiness where you just don’t know what to do.
In developing a better understanding of ourselves, increasing our awareness, and learning about how we operate as people we are able to make fresh choices, see new perspectives, change things, move forward and find our full potential. I believe in peoples capacity to thrive when they are given the right conditions to do so.
It is through my personal life experiences and training that has given me the opportunity to work with, and become understanding towards many life issues. I have many area’s I am trained in and have a special interest in.
I specialise and have extensive experience and training in the field of Addiction. In addition to my private practice I feel privileged to currently work for Elysium Healthcare (Formerly employed by Priory Healthcare) on their inpatient detox and Addiction Treatment Program (ATP), offering 1-1 therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psycho-educational/creative workshops and groups to client’s for their treatment and recovery process. I also facilitate their family programme offering group therapy and educational workshops to family members. Working with family members affected by addiction is a special interest of mine.
I also currently provide post-treatment aftercare counselling for addiction healthcare companies that offer private treatment for alcohol and drug-related issues. I have previously been a volunteer counsellor for CRI (Formerly – Sussex Alcohol and Substance use Service – SASS) where I gained substantial experience and training in working with substance misuse.
Whether its drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, Co-dependency, gambling, the internet, food, shopping or anything else: we can try and find a way out.
My counselling and therapy training has taught me the Integrative approach to working with people. This enables me to draw from many therapeutic approaches so we can find a way of working that meets your individual requirements.
I have been in private practice for many years now and I love what I do. My aim is to offer something different.
I can offer long term open-ended therapy to explore deeper issues, or focused short term counselling for specific problems.
My qualifications are as follows:
Masters of Arts (MA) in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practise – Bath Spa University
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy – Postgraduate Level -Northbrook College Sussex
Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate – Institute of Transactional Analysis
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills – Northbrook College Sussex
I am someone who is dedicated and committed to good professional practice and so I am proud to work within the guidelines as set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP), and I am bound by their ethical frameworks.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I am an accredited Counsellor (NCAC) by the FDAP and I am listed on their practitioner directory.
All work undertaken is supervised in accordance with these guidelines. I attend fortnightly supervision with a highly experienced supervisor for all client work undertaken.
I am also committed to furthering my development as a person and as a practitioner and undertake regular additional training and engage in CPD activities.
Fees are £40 for Individuals and £60 for couples. Sessions are held at a regular time and day and last for 50 minutes.
Concessions are available if appropriate