About Counselling

Counselling can help you to make positive, lasting changes…

Counselling consists of weekly a 50 minute meeting with a trained and supervised professional. It can help you to:

  • Understand yourself betterMake sense of the thoughts, feeling and behaviours which may cause you distress
  • Become more able to feel, express and manage your emotions
  • Become more confident
  • Expressing yourself more appropriately and effectively
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve your relationships with others, including partners, parents, children, friends and work colleagues

Women seek counselling for all sorts of reasons. Typically, women access our services because they:

  • Feel depressed or anxious
  • Have low self-esteem
  • Find it hard to express or manage their emotions
  • Have eating-related problems
  • Experienced neglect and abuse in childhood
  • Self-harm
  • Misuse drugs and/or alcohol
  • Struggle to maintain healthy relationships
  • Are bereaved
  • Have experienced a traumatic event
  • They have been a victim of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault and rape

Counselling can be short or longer term. Everyone’s needs are different and there is no time limit as to the number of counselling sessions you can attend. You and your counsellor will work together to agree a specific number of sessions which you will review regularly during your counselling.

For more information, download our client leaflet.

Our Counsellors

All of our counsellors are qualified to diploma level and above or are in advanced training. They receive regular clinical supervision, received ongoing training and continuing professional development and work to the code of ethics of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Our counselling service is managed by Angela Sterland, Director of Counselling Services. Angela is a qualified and accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP and UKRCP). She has extensive experience of counselling and psychotherapy and has a specific interest and expertise in working with trauma and complex needs. She is also a qualified clinical supervisor.

All of our counsellors undergo a careful selection process. Those in training are recruited from reputable and accredited training establishments and everyone undergoes a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The counsellors work using a range of different theoretical approaches and these may include psychodynamic, person centred, humanistic, integrative and cognitive behavioural therapy. This range of different approaches means that we can usually find someone who is right to work you personally.

Appointments

We can offer daytime and evening appointments at your convenience. We strive to ensure that you are able to be seen quickly following your initial contact with us.

To make an appointment please call our centre on 03333 444 304 during our core office hours – Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. Alternatively you can send an email to us at admin@ndnd.org.uk.

The initial assessment session is an opportunity for you to talk about what has brought you to counselling, discuss what is involved and to ask any questions you may have about the process. After your assessment you will then be allocated a counsellor to work with you. We aim to set up your first appointment within 2 weeks of your assessment.

Fees

As a private counselling provider we charge a fee for our service. Private counselling can be an expensive commitment. Here at Leicester Women’s Counselling Centre we want you to be able to afford our service for as long as you need it. Therefore the fees we charge are offered on a “sliding scale” depending what you can afford. Everyone’s circumstances are different and your fee will be agreed at your assessment appointment. As a rough guide we usually charge £1 per session for every £1000 per year income you receive eg of you earn £20,000 per year your fee will be £20 per week.

Our fees are payable weekly in advance and we accept payment by cash or debit card.

Counselling for Young Women

Here at Leicester Women’s Counselling Centre we recognise the particular pressures faced by young women and are pleased to be able to offer counselling to support young women aged 13 and over. We can offer appointments after school or college and we have counsellors who have particular expereince of working with issues you women face. If you would like to speak to someone in confidence then please give us a call on 03333 444 304 or text us on 07468 860896

Employee Support

We are able to offer a flexible and affordable solution to charities, not-for-profit organisations and businesses who want to support their female employees through counselling. Counselling can support an employee with personal issues that are impacting on their work or work issues that are impacting on their personal life, health and wellbeing. Timely support to staff can reduce sickness absence and improve team relationships and productivity. If you have an employee who you think would benefit from support please contact us to discuss your requirements.