Bipolar Disorder Counselling in Leicester

Photo of Farah Hussain, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Farah Hussain
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE5
Your desire for an improvement in a particular area of your life has brought you to this page. And whatever you desire more of... whether it's more connection, love and ease in your relationships; more clarity, confidence and self-esteem or simply more peace, balance, and optimism in your life - you're in the right place. I’d love to help you discover a new and positive way forward so that you can step into your powerful potential and have the life and relationships that your heart truly desires. You can find out more about my psychotherapy, couples therapy and relationship coaching services on my website: www.farahhussain.com.
Your desire for an improvement in a particular area of your life has brought you to this page. And whatever you desire more of... whether it's more connection, love and ease in your relationships; more clarity, confidence and self-esteem or simply more peace, balance, and optimism in your life - you're in the right place. I’d love to help you discover a new and positive way forward so that you can step into your powerful potential and have the life and relationships that your heart truly desires. You can find out more about my psychotherapy, couples therapy and relationship coaching services on my website: www.farahhussain.com.
0116 497 1784 View 0116 497 1784
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Dr Anita K Sudan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Leicester LE7
Life is full of events, relationships, stresses and strains and all these impact on us in many different ways. It can affect all the important things to us such as school, work, relationships and our own perception of ourselves. This can be tiring and overwhelming. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way and I believe strongly that a person can benefit from having a space to discuss their feelings and develop ideas and strategies to improve their emotional wellbeing.
Life is full of events, relationships, stresses and strains and all these impact on us in many different ways. It can affect all the important things to us such as school, work, relationships and our own perception of ourselves. This can be tiring and overwhelming. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way and I believe strongly that a person can benefit from having a space to discuss their feelings and develop ideas and strategies to improve their emotional wellbeing.
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Craig Brand
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hi, I'm Craig, a psychotherapist. I provide warm, down-to-earth therapy and have worked with people from all walks of life, in both private practice and charity settings. You may have a specific issue affecting your life, or a vague sense of not feeling right, but want to understand yourself more deeply. As a therapist, my role is not to give advice, but to support you at your pace, in the way that’s best for you. We can talk about anything, I won’t judge you, but I can bring knowledge and experience to help you find your best way through your struggles. Because life is short & struggling emotionally can get in the way of so much.
Hi, I'm Craig, a psychotherapist. I provide warm, down-to-earth therapy and have worked with people from all walks of life, in both private practice and charity settings. You may have a specific issue affecting your life, or a vague sense of not feeling right, but want to understand yourself more deeply. As a therapist, my role is not to give advice, but to support you at your pace, in the way that’s best for you. We can talk about anything, I won’t judge you, but I can bring knowledge and experience to help you find your best way through your struggles. Because life is short & struggling emotionally can get in the way of so much.
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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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Sarah Nicholson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
All of us, at times, can find life a bit tough. Whether its events that we are struggling with in the here and now or past issues that are still holding us back. Sometimes we can feel "stuck" in life and struggle to decide which road to take, having the space to talk through your problems confidentially with an understanding, non-judgmental and empathic professional can prove invaluable. Whether you are an individual or a couple who would like to improve your relationship, having a safe haven where you can explore the past and work towards a brighter future can make all the difference to your quality of life.
All of us, at times, can find life a bit tough. Whether its events that we are struggling with in the here and now or past issues that are still holding us back. Sometimes we can feel "stuck" in life and struggle to decide which road to take, having the space to talk through your problems confidentially with an understanding, non-judgmental and empathic professional can prove invaluable. Whether you are an individual or a couple who would like to improve your relationship, having a safe haven where you can explore the past and work towards a brighter future can make all the difference to your quality of life.
0116 464 9489 View 0116 464 9489
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Joe Moore
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
Would you like to feel better about yourself? Do you want to move forward in life? I have over 20 years experience of working with clients and together we’ll work on helping you to feel less stressed, helpless and alone. I may use counselling to help provide a safe, judgement-free space where you can open up and explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the worries and dilemmas within your life. Or I may use Cognitive Behaviour therapy to help lift your mood by restarting positive activities, gain control of your thoughts or help you to face your fears so that you regain a sense of achievement within your life.
Would you like to feel better about yourself? Do you want to move forward in life? I have over 20 years experience of working with clients and together we’ll work on helping you to feel less stressed, helpless and alone. I may use counselling to help provide a safe, judgement-free space where you can open up and explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the worries and dilemmas within your life. Or I may use Cognitive Behaviour therapy to help lift your mood by restarting positive activities, gain control of your thoughts or help you to face your fears so that you regain a sense of achievement within your life.
0116 216 5229 View 0116 216 5229
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Jenny Collard
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
Hi, I am Practice Director, Psychotherapist & DBT Service Lead at Rutland House Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd (RHCP), a private therapy service based in the heart of Leicester city. I offer private therapy myself, however RHCP hosts a team of practitioners offering tailor-made therapy for Adults, Families, Couples and Businesses in a comfortable location . If you are looking for private therapy but are overwhelmed by the choices available we would be very happy to offer an assessment with a senior therapist who will make recommendations for you.
Hi, I am Practice Director, Psychotherapist & DBT Service Lead at Rutland House Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd (RHCP), a private therapy service based in the heart of Leicester city. I offer private therapy myself, however RHCP hosts a team of practitioners offering tailor-made therapy for Adults, Families, Couples and Businesses in a comfortable location . If you are looking for private therapy but are overwhelmed by the choices available we would be very happy to offer an assessment with a senior therapist who will make recommendations for you.
0116 478 2900 View 0116 478 2900
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Amitai Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Amitai Counselling welcomes you 🦋. Here at Amitai Counselling we provide a unique and bespoke holistic counselling & psychotherapy service. We work to mould and tailor traditional therapeutic practices to meet your individual needs. Life is not made up of straight paths, easy roads and you may have arrived at an impasse or a cross road. You may be experiencing difficulties in regards to aspects of your life both personally & professionally. We are aware that the first step is often the hardest, Amitai is here to assist you on this your journey. You are the person at the centre of the work that we do.
Amitai Counselling welcomes you 🦋. Here at Amitai Counselling we provide a unique and bespoke holistic counselling & psychotherapy service. We work to mould and tailor traditional therapeutic practices to meet your individual needs. Life is not made up of straight paths, easy roads and you may have arrived at an impasse or a cross road. You may be experiencing difficulties in regards to aspects of your life both personally & professionally. We are aware that the first step is often the hardest, Amitai is here to assist you on this your journey. You are the person at the centre of the work that we do.
0116 326 2849 View 0116 326 2849
Photo of Dr Jodie Goddard, Psychologist in Leicester, England
Dr Jodie Goddard
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
Hello, my name is Jodie and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am happy to talk through any presenting difficulties you may be experiencing; we can discuss what support you would like and how we may work together. I provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of emotional difficulties. I am experienced in working with clients across the lifespan; children, adolescents and adults and I have been trained to a high standard of expertise in a range of therapeutic models. I have over 12 years experience working in the NHS and private sector organisations.
Hello, my name is Jodie and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am happy to talk through any presenting difficulties you may be experiencing; we can discuss what support you would like and how we may work together. I provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of emotional difficulties. I am experienced in working with clients across the lifespan; children, adolescents and adults and I have been trained to a high standard of expertise in a range of therapeutic models. I have over 12 years experience working in the NHS and private sector organisations.
0116 478 6799 View 0116 478 6799
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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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Photo of Debbie Harnett, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Debbie Harnett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
At times life can be hard to cope with and understanding our thoughts, emotions and actions can feel over whelming and all consuming. Life at times can feel rather heavy and embarking on a therapeutic journey together we can help lighten the load. Working together on your journey to help you understand your past experiences, how these experiences can shape the way we feel and act, how this affects you now. Being able to reflect and start to recognise our own emotions is the building foundation for emotional, mental and physical resilience.
At times life can be hard to cope with and understanding our thoughts, emotions and actions can feel over whelming and all consuming. Life at times can feel rather heavy and embarking on a therapeutic journey together we can help lighten the load. Working together on your journey to help you understand your past experiences, how these experiences can shape the way we feel and act, how this affects you now. Being able to reflect and start to recognise our own emotions is the building foundation for emotional, mental and physical resilience.
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Photo of Raksha Patel, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Raksha Patel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Hi, I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Clinical supervisor based in Oadby. I am also a trainee Supervisor. Sometimes we can all feel overwhelmed and struggle in life. Experiences can often cause strong feelings of anger, fear or pain and by talking and understanding your individual situation you can begin to lessen the pain. Counselling can help you to manage the anxiety, anger and any other emotions you may be experiencing, by working together we can look at areas that you would like to work on, to enable you to find ways of coping.
Hi, I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Clinical supervisor based in Oadby. I am also a trainee Supervisor. Sometimes we can all feel overwhelmed and struggle in life. Experiences can often cause strong feelings of anger, fear or pain and by talking and understanding your individual situation you can begin to lessen the pain. Counselling can help you to manage the anxiety, anger and any other emotions you may be experiencing, by working together we can look at areas that you would like to work on, to enable you to find ways of coping.
0116 478 2891 View 0116 478 2891
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Letitia Daniel
MA
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
0116 478 2909 View 0116 478 2909
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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
Photo of Caitlyn St John, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
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.
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Richard Murray
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
It can be really tough to actually talk about what is going on for you. Sometimes we feel shame or fear at the prospect of sharing these feelings. Sometimes there just aren't words for those feelings. I offer a space in which whatever you wish to talk about is fine. I am not easily shocked! Our time spent together will involve creating a safe space in which you can explore whatever it is that you want or need. I like to hold a space where I embrace that everybody is unique and that nobody is "perfect." I also understand the drive to achieve that perfection and how difficult it can be balancing the two.
It can be really tough to actually talk about what is going on for you. Sometimes we feel shame or fear at the prospect of sharing these feelings. Sometimes there just aren't words for those feelings. I offer a space in which whatever you wish to talk about is fine. I am not easily shocked! Our time spent together will involve creating a safe space in which you can explore whatever it is that you want or need. I like to hold a space where I embrace that everybody is unique and that nobody is "perfect." I also understand the drive to achieve that perfection and how difficult it can be balancing the two.
0116 497 6823 View 0116 497 6823
Photo of Asha Davies, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Asha Davies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
How we are with ourselves matters. At the core of my counselling work is you. Does trauma, grief or anxiety steer you away from where you are or what you are striving towards? I understand sharing these experiences can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. In a confidential and calm space, I will support you through your thoughts and emotions. At your pace, we will understand and reflect on past and present experiences, inviting compassionate inner dialogue, coping strategies, and movement away from shame and criticism. I will not judge you.
How we are with ourselves matters. At the core of my counselling work is you. Does trauma, grief or anxiety steer you away from where you are or what you are striving towards? I understand sharing these experiences can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. In a confidential and calm space, I will support you through your thoughts and emotions. At your pace, we will understand and reflect on past and present experiences, inviting compassionate inner dialogue, coping strategies, and movement away from shame and criticism. I will not judge you.
0116 497 6875 View 0116 497 6875
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Bruce Edhouse
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
If you’re reading this I guess you want to know a little about who I am and whether therapy would be good for you. In which case, hello – nice to meet you! I think I can help people with just the right kind of safe, non-judgemental environment that allows us to understand and work through issues. I work with clients face to face, or remotely by phone or Zoom, using a range of exercises and techniques that I have personally developed to help release tension and improve life. With a bit of work, you can end therapy feeling more secure in yourself and free from all that stuff which has stopped you from being the real you.
If you’re reading this I guess you want to know a little about who I am and whether therapy would be good for you. In which case, hello – nice to meet you! I think I can help people with just the right kind of safe, non-judgemental environment that allows us to understand and work through issues. I work with clients face to face, or remotely by phone or Zoom, using a range of exercises and techniques that I have personally developed to help release tension and improve life. With a bit of work, you can end therapy feeling more secure in yourself and free from all that stuff which has stopped you from being the real you.
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Photo of Jasmine Patel, Psychologist in Leicester, England
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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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.
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Bipolar Disorder Counsellors

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.