Attachment-based Counselling in Leicester

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Jo Flynn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
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Alison Claire Holder
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE5
Hi, I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I Offer face to face and online sessions, I am based in Evington Leicester with easy access for parking. I have many years experience working with a range of different issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, self esteem, relationship issues. I have experience of working with children (age 5 up) teenagers and adults. I offer you a safe non judgemental place to explore your difficult thoughts and feelings, and work with you to create the changes you want to make.
Hi, I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I Offer face to face and online sessions, I am based in Evington Leicester with easy access for parking. I have many years experience working with a range of different issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, self esteem, relationship issues. I have experience of working with children (age 5 up) teenagers and adults. I offer you a safe non judgemental place to explore your difficult thoughts and feelings, and work with you to create the changes you want to make.
0116 216 4260 View 0116 216 4260
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AGS Counselling Services Limited
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE8
I am experienced and compassionate and have been working as a therapist for nearly 20 years. I work to a high standard of professional ethics and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I practice according to their code of professional ethics and practice.
I am experienced and compassionate and have been working as a therapist for nearly 20 years. I work to a high standard of professional ethics and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I practice according to their code of professional ethics and practice.
0116 464 9801 View 0116 464 9801
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Andrew Charles Lincoln
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE6
Hello, I am Andy Lincoln and I have many years experience in helping a wide range of people to work though their personal dilemmas and difficulties. I help my clients through building trusting relationships. Many people find that a confidential space to talk through difficult issues helps them make sense of the past and to disentangle it from the present. I can help with depression, anxiety, early trauma, relationship difficulties, anger management and other personal issues as well as helping to change problematic behavior's and help build self-awareness and personal understanding.
Hello, I am Andy Lincoln and I have many years experience in helping a wide range of people to work though their personal dilemmas and difficulties. I help my clients through building trusting relationships. Many people find that a confidential space to talk through difficult issues helps them make sense of the past and to disentangle it from the present. I can help with depression, anxiety, early trauma, relationship difficulties, anger management and other personal issues as well as helping to change problematic behavior's and help build self-awareness and personal understanding.
0116 216 3041 View 0116 216 3041
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Caitlyn St John
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Caitlyn. I know how overwhelming the search for a therapist can be - especially when life can already feel overwhelming. Many people turn to therapy because they are struggling with depression and anxiety, processing a loss, wanting to understand themselves better, longing to shift areas of stuckness, living with relational difficulties, or experiencing the aftermath of trauma. Therapy can be a place to engage with your story, be met in your pain, understand your patterns of relating, and feel seen.
Hi, I'm Caitlyn. I know how overwhelming the search for a therapist can be - especially when life can already feel overwhelming. Many people turn to therapy because they are struggling with depression and anxiety, processing a loss, wanting to understand themselves better, longing to shift areas of stuckness, living with relational difficulties, or experiencing the aftermath of trauma. Therapy can be a place to engage with your story, be met in your pain, understand your patterns of relating, and feel seen.
0116 502 3637 View 0116 502 3637
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Jo Pitfield
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello. I am a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I believe that everyone is unique, and my approach is holistic, considering the mind, body, and spirit. My integration of other theories enables work with early development and relational experiences, which I believe greatly contributes to who we are. This approach allows the flexibility to adapt to an individual’s needs, allowing me to provide the support for growth and change.
Hello. I am a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I believe that everyone is unique, and my approach is holistic, considering the mind, body, and spirit. My integration of other theories enables work with early development and relational experiences, which I believe greatly contributes to who we are. This approach allows the flexibility to adapt to an individual’s needs, allowing me to provide the support for growth and change.
0116 478 4459 View 0116 478 4459
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Shelley Smith - Sunrise Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7
I am passionate about providing a therapeutic service to help people of all ages with their presenting issues, to support their mental health and wellbeing and to assist them with strategies and skills that can prevent their troubles from escalating. We are all just trying our best in this busy world but sometimes need a little support along the way, especially in times of difficulty. I developed Sunrise Wellbeing to provide a bespoke emotional support service, tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Through a friendly integrative approach, we can work together to understand emotions and develop healthy coping strategies.
I am passionate about providing a therapeutic service to help people of all ages with their presenting issues, to support their mental health and wellbeing and to assist them with strategies and skills that can prevent their troubles from escalating. We are all just trying our best in this busy world but sometimes need a little support along the way, especially in times of difficulty. I developed Sunrise Wellbeing to provide a bespoke emotional support service, tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Through a friendly integrative approach, we can work together to understand emotions and develop healthy coping strategies.
0116 464 8087 View 0116 464 8087
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Imbeko Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
I am an Integrative Counsellor who qualified from the University of Leicester and is a member of the BACP. I have a friendly & trustworthy personality and has experience in working with clients with a wide range of issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Trauma, PTSD, Low Confidence and problems arising from childhood. By applying an integrative approach; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Cogitative Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transitional Analysis (TA), Gestalt etc. I would feel honoured to listen empathetically to your individual concerns.
I am an Integrative Counsellor who qualified from the University of Leicester and is a member of the BACP. I have a friendly & trustworthy personality and has experience in working with clients with a wide range of issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Trauma, PTSD, Low Confidence and problems arising from childhood. By applying an integrative approach; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Cogitative Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transitional Analysis (TA), Gestalt etc. I would feel honoured to listen empathetically to your individual concerns.
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Lucy Johnson
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
I am an HCPC Registered Creative Arts Therapist and Lifespan integration therapist. I am also a highly experienced trainer. I have over 16 years experience working with children and families in crisis. I have provided support and therapy to children and adults who have experienced sexual, emotional and domestic abuse. I specialise in Trauma, Attachment and PTSD. I offer brief therapy as well as long term support and come from a very humanistic approach. I work with children from the age of 3+ and I also offer family therapy.
I am an HCPC Registered Creative Arts Therapist and Lifespan integration therapist. I am also a highly experienced trainer. I have over 16 years experience working with children and families in crisis. I have provided support and therapy to children and adults who have experienced sexual, emotional and domestic abuse. I specialise in Trauma, Attachment and PTSD. I offer brief therapy as well as long term support and come from a very humanistic approach. I work with children from the age of 3+ and I also offer family therapy.
0116 464 9535 View 0116 464 9535
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Cecilia O'Hare
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE5
We live in anxiety provoking society and yet we want to thrive not just survive. How to manage stress and disappointment from our distressing environment is very critical on our daily basis. I believe we have all our innate power to grow and achieve things we want to through our self reflection.
We live in anxiety provoking society and yet we want to thrive not just survive. How to manage stress and disappointment from our distressing environment is very critical on our daily basis. I believe we have all our innate power to grow and achieve things we want to through our self reflection.
0116 216 4865 View 0116 216 4865
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Tom Robson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
It takes great courage to consider therapy and I have deep admiration for you doing so. My personal experience of therapy has shown me how important it is to find the right counsellor, and I hope after reading more about my approach and what I can support you with, helps you decide if I’m the therapist you would like alongside you. You may be considering therapy to explore issues, thoughts and feelings that are currently causing concern and distress. Not limited to, but issues such as bereavement, relationships, employment, anger, addiction, family conflict, self esteem, etc.
It takes great courage to consider therapy and I have deep admiration for you doing so. My personal experience of therapy has shown me how important it is to find the right counsellor, and I hope after reading more about my approach and what I can support you with, helps you decide if I’m the therapist you would like alongside you. You may be considering therapy to explore issues, thoughts and feelings that are currently causing concern and distress. Not limited to, but issues such as bereavement, relationships, employment, anger, addiction, family conflict, self esteem, etc.
0116 216 2743 View 0116 216 2743
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Sandra Findlay Cluer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Waitlist for new clients
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
0116 326 2205 View 0116 326 2205
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Emma Louise Jacques
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
I am a person centered and psychodynamic counsellor incorporating CBT and solution focused creative techniques such as art therapy, guided imagery and visualisation, meditation and the Rewind technique (for trauma). I offer therapy to couples, young people, adults and families.
I am a person centered and psychodynamic counsellor incorporating CBT and solution focused creative techniques such as art therapy, guided imagery and visualisation, meditation and the Rewind technique (for trauma). I offer therapy to couples, young people, adults and families.
01455 247617 View 01455 247617
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Cat Buchan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
0116 216 8973 View 0116 216 8973
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Cara Cramp, MBACP at Freedom Creative Arts Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
Hello, my name is Cara, I’m a Creative Arts Therapist and a qualified Clinical Supervisor. Maybe your child/teenager is acting out and you just don’t know what to do next, maybe they’ve been through a difficult experience recently or in the past and need some help processing what happened to them. I’ve worked with many children and I want to be able to offer your child a safe and confidential environment to explore what is going on for them right now They can then begin to feel better about themselves and continue to have the positive experiences from life that they deserve.
Hello, my name is Cara, I’m a Creative Arts Therapist and a qualified Clinical Supervisor. Maybe your child/teenager is acting out and you just don’t know what to do next, maybe they’ve been through a difficult experience recently or in the past and need some help processing what happened to them. I’ve worked with many children and I want to be able to offer your child a safe and confidential environment to explore what is going on for them right now They can then begin to feel better about themselves and continue to have the positive experiences from life that they deserve.
01455 243634 View 01455 243634
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Louise Gamble
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE3
I am a qualified experienced counsellor, always had a passion in supporting people with mental health, sexual identify, trauma and attachment. i would like to share my knowledge, experiences and qualifications to help those to progress in life and offer support throughout any challenges they may face
I am a qualified experienced counsellor, always had a passion in supporting people with mental health, sexual identify, trauma and attachment. i would like to share my knowledge, experiences and qualifications to help those to progress in life and offer support throughout any challenges they may face
0116 216 3430 View 0116 216 3430
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Linda Lawler
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE3
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with couples and individuals. I draw from a range of different ways of working that fits your needs, including EMDR if you're experiencing PTSD. It can feel daunting approaching someone to talk to about the problems you are experiencing. At some point in our lives we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationships and a little support at those times can go a long way. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone.
I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with couples and individuals. I draw from a range of different ways of working that fits your needs, including EMDR if you're experiencing PTSD. It can feel daunting approaching someone to talk to about the problems you are experiencing. At some point in our lives we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationships and a little support at those times can go a long way. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone.
0116 326 4854 View 0116 326 4854
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Mentalhealthfitness.Org
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello, my name is Kerrie Riley. I am a registered counsellor (psychotherapists) working in Leicester, Leicestershire. I am a accredited member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy). I started my career in counselling, because I have a passion for supporting the wellbeing of others and  believe anyone can benefit from a supportive and genuine relationship. I am confident in working with a variety of age groups over 16yrs, and from different cultures or ethnicities. I pride myself in working with the LGBTQIA+ and ethnically diverse communities.
Hello, my name is Kerrie Riley. I am a registered counsellor (psychotherapists) working in Leicester, Leicestershire. I am a accredited member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy). I started my career in counselling, because I have a passion for supporting the wellbeing of others and  believe anyone can benefit from a supportive and genuine relationship. I am confident in working with a variety of age groups over 16yrs, and from different cultures or ethnicities. I pride myself in working with the LGBTQIA+ and ethnically diverse communities.
0116 464 9722 View 0116 464 9722
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Emma Crocker Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong. Or, you may know what’s wrong, but not necessarily how to go about changing it. Everyone is different, and I utilise my skills and training to approach counselling in a collaborative way. I provide a non-judgemental, safe, confidential, therapeutic space where we can better understand what’s going on for you and explore ways to create or restore balance in your life. A great deal of my practice is focused on relationships (with ourselves and others- including our relationships with the things and people we turn to- substances, eating disorders, self- harm etc).
Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong. Or, you may know what’s wrong, but not necessarily how to go about changing it. Everyone is different, and I utilise my skills and training to approach counselling in a collaborative way. I provide a non-judgemental, safe, confidential, therapeutic space where we can better understand what’s going on for you and explore ways to create or restore balance in your life. A great deal of my practice is focused on relationships (with ourselves and others- including our relationships with the things and people we turn to- substances, eating disorders, self- harm etc).
0116 326 5124 View 0116 326 5124
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Jasmine Patel
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE8  (Online Only)
I’m a Counselling Psychologist with a wide range of experience in a variety of healthcare settings such as the NHS, Charities & Private Hospitals. I have extensive experience working in both primary and secondary care settings including Secondary Schools, Universities, Drug & Alcohol Services, Trauma Services and in Forensic Settings. I have experience working with young people and adults presenting with a wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, eating disorder, personality disorder, drug addiction and relationship difficulties. I offer individual, group, family & couples therapy.
I’m a Counselling Psychologist with a wide range of experience in a variety of healthcare settings such as the NHS, Charities & Private Hospitals. I have extensive experience working in both primary and secondary care settings including Secondary Schools, Universities, Drug & Alcohol Services, Trauma Services and in Forensic Settings. I have experience working with young people and adults presenting with a wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, eating disorder, personality disorder, drug addiction and relationship difficulties. I offer individual, group, family & couples therapy.
0116 478 6732 View 0116 478 6732

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Attachment-based Counsellors

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioural Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.