Qualifications and Leon’s approach to counselling.
Leon Millingen BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred)
I am an Integrative Counsellor with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
I am also a qualified CBT therapist with a Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (L5 Dip. CBT)
I work integratively, depending on what responds best with clients. The sessions are usually client led and I will help you find positive ways of dealing with your issues of concern.
Currently I am working with severely addicted gamblers at a residential treatment centre in London and have a specific interest in working with people with gambling issues, and also those affected by their addiction.
I also have experience working with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques.
My approaches are humanistic, meaning I believe that a good therapeutic relationship of trust, confidentiality and safety will enable the client to feel safe to explore thoughts and feelings.
I also work psychodynamically and believe that a lot of issues can be helped by delving into the history of the client and making sense of where current thoughts and behaviours come from and what may trigger them.
I have worked with a wide range of issues, including (but not exclusively) depression, self esteem, suicidal thoughts, relationships, gender issues, anxiety, problem gambling, anger and workplace issues.
Leon Millingen MBACP (Accred)
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Battersea, Clapham, Brixton and Mitcham.