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Training and Supervision

Training

We regularly run training and CPD events in the Therapeutic sector throughout Leicestershire and the UK. Past training events have covered Effective Supervision, Trauma Support, CBT and Mindfulness.

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Supervision for Counsellors

​Team members Alex, Judith, Laura and Michelle are all fully trained supervisors. If you are a counsellor interested in clinical supervision then please contact us for more information.

Alex Chiavolini
Practice Manager, Clinical Supervisor, Counsellor and PsychotherapistSouth Leicestershire & WarwickshireAlex is the Practice Manager and Lead Clinician for Sullivan & Associates[...]
Dr Judith Sullivan
Practice Founder, Senior Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Doctor of PsychotherapyLeicester & LeicestershireJudith has been a qualified psychotherapist and clinical[...]
Laura Baines-Ball
Counsellor and PsychotherapistLeicester City CentreLaura established her practice in 2008, following a background in Medical Communications. She works with individual[...]
Michelle Seabrook
Counsellor and PsychotherapistLeicester City Centre & South LeicestershireMichelle is a BACP accredited and registered practitioner who also holds a MA[...]

For Organisations

We currently work with a number of organisations providing support services, supervision and consultancy. This work includes : 

Trauma Support

​We work closely with the regional police, emergency services, prison and probation services to provide post-trauma support for workers in the field, witnesses and the public effected by a traumatic event.

Work Related Stress

​We are able to increase productivity and assist organisations and businesses by providing advice, training and implementing techniques to reduce stress, time off and increase overall productivity.

Consultancy

We provide consultancy services to a range of organisations including full assessments and reports, upon request, for insurance, legal and health purposes.

Enquiries

​For more information on any of our services please contact us to discuss further.

Case Studies

Support for Probation Officers Mental Health-Clinical Supervision
This case study is taken from an article published in Therapy Today in 2009 by Judith Sullivan, which refers to[...]

Therapy

We are able to offer a wide range of therapies and interventions, to help you whatever your situation or circumstances.

​Counselling is a process of working through your concerns with one of our trained professionals. This can often be short-term with the aim to help you find a more effective and satisfying way to live your life. This could be through a number of techniques including person-centred and cognitive-behavioural techniques.

​Psychotherapy is similar as it explores your issues but at a deeper level, which may involve a longer term treatment to fully discover the root causes of any issues you have.

Our Approach​

Our therapists are trained in a number of different techniques​ and will develop a custom programme best suited to your individual requirements after your initial assessment. 

If there is a particular technique that you are interested in, then we can also accommodate a specific model​ based on your request.

The relationship between you and your therapist is key to your therapy. We are confident that ​all of our therapists are experts in making this connection, providing a solid foundation to your sessions and development.

​Specific Therapies

​The following provide further information on some of the key therapies we provide : 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT in Leicester
We offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT in Leicester to treat a wide range of issues for our clients across Leicestershire.  This article provides[...]
Depression Help and Support
Our depression help and support services can help you tackle your depression and move forward with your life. Take your[...]
Individual Counselling
Counselling is a process of working through your concerns with one of our trained professionals.The aim of our counselling service is to[...]
Marriage Counselling in Leicester
We offer marriage counselling in Leicester through our in-house team of qualified relationship therapists. Our sessions will give you a safe environment to[...]

Our Counsellors in Leicester

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​Our team of counsellors in Leicester are fully trained and qualified to the highest standards. We have many years of experience in our respective areas of expertise. 

Each counsellor, psychotherapist or clinical supervisor works from conveniently located premises across Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further remote support can be provided via telephone and skype.

Contact us now and we will match you with the correct counsellor based on your situation, location and requirements.

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Meet the Team

Alex Chiavolini
Practice Manager, Clinical Supervisor, Counsellor and PsychotherapistSouth Leicestershire & WarwickshireAlex is the Practice Manager and Lead Clinician for Sullivan & Associates[...]
Dr Judith Sullivan
Practice Founder, Senior Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Doctor of PsychotherapyLeicester & LeicestershireJudith has been a qualified psychotherapist and clinical[...]
Jon Roberts
Counsellor and PsychotherapistLeicester City CentreJon’s specialism comes supporting his clients as they address their substance misuse and addictive behaviours.After graduating[...]
Kate Angell
Counsellor and PsychotherapistSouth LeicestershireKate is an experienced counsellor who holds a first class degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, in addition[...]
Laura Baines-Ball
Counsellor and PsychotherapistLeicester City CentreLaura established her practice in 2008, following a background in Medical Communications. She works with individual[...]
Lisa Cross
Mental Health PractitionerLeicester City Centre​Lisa is dual registered nurse in the fields of Mental Health and Learning Disability. She also[...]
Michelle Seabrook
Counsellor and PsychotherapistLeicester City Centre & South LeicestershireMichelle is a BACP accredited and registered practitioner who also holds a MA[...]
Nadia Graziani
Creative Expressive Therapist. MNCP registered, DBS checked.Leicestershire & WarwickshireNadia is a qualified CET therapist, helping people from all backgrounds through[...]
Nicola Flinn
Psychotherapist and Clinical PsychologistMarket HarboroughNicola has worked in a clinical setting for the past eight years. Her focus has been[...]
Sharon Snowball
CBT Therapist and PsychologistLeicester & Leicestershire Sharon started her journey in the therapeutic world after graduating from De Montfort University in[...]

Accreditation

​All of our therapists are registered members of one or more of the following organisations : 

british association for counselling
uk council for psychotherapy
The British Psychological Society

FAQs

Do I need Counselling?

​People from all walks of life attend counselling for help with life’s challenges and events. You may wish to make sense of personal issues, break out of old patterns, find help in coping with a crisis or seek support with self-development.

You may seek counselling yourself or have been encouraged by family, friends, colleagues or your GP. Counselling can offer a space to work things through with a qualified and impartial professional. We offer counselling for individuals, couples, children, adults and families.

​What is a typical counselling session like?

​Counselling sessions will vary according to your needs and the type of therapy you have chosen. Commonly it provides a set time for you to discuss whatever issues, events, thoughts, feelings and experiences you wish. Exploration may include considering the past along with your aspirations for the future.

You may wish to talk over dreams, memories, regrets, hopes, difficult events or life decisions you may be facing. You may prefer more practical Cognitive Behavioural or Solution Focused approaches to work through specific issues. Counselling provides a safe environment to work through issues and move forward with your personal development.

How do I arrange a counselling session?

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​​The first step is to simply contact us with the key details of your situation. We can then match you with one of our therapists who will contact you directly to arrange an appointment.

Where will the counselling session be held?

In most case your appointment will be held at your counsellors private practice. Our therapists have convenient locations across Leicestershire. We do also offer remote sessions via telephone and online via skype, this allows us to provide counselling support to our clients across the UK.

​How long does counselling take?

​The length and frequency of counselling varies depending on your individual needs and circumstances. Some attend for short term therapy while others may attend for a year or more. Your counsellor will discuss your needs and requirements during your initial consultation session. If counselling is appropriate the counsellor would either refer you to a more suitable therapist or proceed with an initial period of weekly counselling, usually of 6 to 12 weeks, then review progress.

​Is the counselling completely confidential?

​Private counselling does offer a confidential space to talk through your concerns. However there are exceptions, primarily situations that present risk of harm to you or others and where you disclose serious crime or acts of terrorism. Your counsellor will discuss confidentiality with you during your initial consultation session and provide this information to you within a written counselling agreement. Additionally counsellors are required to discuss practice with a clinical supervisor who maintains the same standards of confidentially.

How does payment work?

​We offer private practice counselling and psychotherapy. This usually means you would pay for sessions unless you have private health insurance, private healthcare provision through your employer or have funding from another organisation willing to meet the cost. If you are paying directly payment is usually made by cash or cheque to your counsellor at the end of each session. Once an appointment booking is made forty eight hours notice is required for cancellation or the full fee for the session will apply.

​Do you offer any student discount or reduced fees?

​A reduced fee rate is available for students or those in receipt of benefits. Please see the fees section for information about current prices.

​Does my counsellor have qualifications or training?

​Our counsellors are fully qualified to meet current professional standards, allowing them to attain membership of one or more of the following organisations :

british association for counselling
uk council for psychotherapy
The British Psychological Society

Get in Touch

If you have any further questions or would to discuss arranging an appointment, then fill in the form below to send us an email or give us a call.​

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