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KATE ANGELL

Kate Angell

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

KATE ANGELL

South Leicestershire

Kate is an experienced counsellor who holds a first class degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, in addition to her Psychology degree. She has been involved with various mental health organisations over the last ten years; these include Anxiety UK, Samaritans and Leicester Counselling Centre.

She has also worked for the National Lottery, helping recent winners and their families by supporting them as they come to terms with their change of circumstances. Kate assists a wide variety of clients at her practice near Market Harborough, offering both short and long term therapy. In addition, she accepts referrals from Employee Assistance Programmes and works for our practice by undertaking on-site sessions for staff within the Criminal Justice system, predominantly within a prison setting.

Kate’s particular interests are in offering therapy for childhood trauma, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Her therapeutic approach is Integrative and she uses her training, experience and understanding to offer clients a tailored approach which may incorporate humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques.Kate offers appointments to adults and young people over the age of fourteen.

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​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
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Lisa Cross

Mental Health Practitioner

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Leicester City Centre

​Lisa is dual registered nurse in the fields of Mental Health and Learning Disability. She also has qualifications in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and is a Level 2 Theraplay® practitioner. Lisa’s passion is Play Therapy and she has been using this philosophy and these techniques within her practice for over two years.

She is now completing further specialised training in this area to add to her substantive core therapeutic training and is hoping to complete her Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills in 2017, Diploma in Play Therapy in 2018 and MA in Play therapy 2019. She also has experience in the field of systemic family therapy.

​Lisa has specialised in supporting children from the age of three onwards together with their families for over ten years. Prior to this she worked with learning disabled children and adolescents with severe mental health difficulties and challenging behaviour.

​She brings a wealth of experience to the practice in working with children, young people and families from diverse backgrounds and often very difficult circumstances.

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South Leicestershire & Warwickshire

NADIA GRAZIANI

Nadia Graziani

Creative Expressive Therapist. MNCP registered, DBS checked.

NADIA GRAZIANI

Leicestershire & Warwickshire

Nadia is a qualified CET therapist, helping people from all backgrounds through her interactive sessions and workshops.

Creative Expressive Therapy (CET) is a combination of art therapy, music therapy, dance therapy, dramatherapy and play-therapy. It is effective with a wide variety of mental health issues including addictions, trauma, grief/loss, depression, anxiety disorders, stress and dementia.

ECT can enhance self-esteem and confidence as well as help with problem solving and decision-making skills.Sessions available for adults, children, young people and groups.

CET sessions are available for adults, children, young people and groups.

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Horror in Therapy
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​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
uk council for psychotherapy

Sharon Snowball

CBT Therapist and Psychologist

Leicester & Leicestershire 

Sharon started her journey in the therapeutic world after graduating from De Montfort University in 1998 with a BSc (Hons) in Human Psychology.

Sharon secured a post working in the Psychology Department within the Prison Service whilst continuing her education, gaining a Master’s degree in Applied Forensic Psychology from Leicester University; a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from Birmingham University and latterly a Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Therapy from Coventry University.

Sharon started her private practice by working with young offenders, Crime Concern and Police and Police staff. This work included risk assessment, bereavement, post trauma support, relationship therapy, mindfulness and coaching.

More recently, Sharon has worked for the NHS as a CBT therapist and has now decided to return to private practice. She offers an informal and relaxed approach, quickly establishing a useful therapeutic relationship with her clients. Her areas of expertise include: CBT, EMDR, motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy, and post trauma support.

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​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
uk council for psychotherapy

Nicola Flinn

Psychotherapist and Clinical Psychologist

Market Harborough

Nicola has worked in a clinical setting for the past eight years. Her focus has been on working with individuals suffering from anxiety and depression and couples with relational problems.

Nicola holds a MA Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy.

In addition her experience extends to treating individuals with anxiety (including and not limited to health anxiety, social anxiety and OCD) and depression in addition to trauma, grief, eating disorders, IBS, Functional Neurological Disorders and couples with relationship issues.

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​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
uk council for psychotherapy

Laura Baines-Ball

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Leicester City Centre

Laura established her practice in 2008, following a background in Medical Communications. She works with individual adults and adolescents, and with couples, covering a range of issues.

She has an MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and is a registered and senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Laura has a particular interest in areas of difference and diversity, and the impact of early separation on adult relationships.

She is also a BACP senior accredited supervisor and provides clinical supervision to trainee, newly qualified and experienced counsellors and consultancy services for difference and diversity issues.

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​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
uk council for psychotherapy

Michelle Seabrook

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Leicester City Centre & South Leicestershire

Michelle is a BACP accredited and registered practitioner who also holds a MA in Psychodynamic Counselling; she adds these qualifications to her core training as a Probation Officer.

With almost fifteen years experience , Michelle draws upon her extensive and diverse background (having been involved in the community, court and prison settings) in her work for the practice.

Michelle currently works with children, young people and adults and is a clinical supervisor and trainer. Michelle also uses Cognitive-Behavioural and Motivational Interviewing techniques as she supports clients to make meaningful changes to their lives and develop a greater understanding.

Michelle tailors her approach by offering ‘a steady presence’ as she effectively utilises both long-term and short-term models. Michelle brings a supportive, empathic and thoughtful approach to her clinical work.

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​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
uk council for psychotherapy

Jon Roberts

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

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Leicester City Centre

Jon’s specialism comes supporting his clients as they address their substance misuse and addictive behaviours.

After graduating from de Montfort university he retrained as a drug and alcohol counsellor; first at Vaughan College (psychodynamic) for two years before going on to graduate from University of Leicester.

Jon has gained valuable experience working in a range of clinical settings over eight years including Leicestershire and Rutland Probation Trust, NHS partnerships and other established local and national treatment services.

Jon is a trained group facilitator and bereavement counsellor. Founder of the ‘Dear Albert’ project and lead protagonist in the documentary recovery film of the same name. http://www.dearalbertfilm.com/

Jon also provides a number of learning resources including peer mentor training and mutual aid facilitation.

Use the enquiry form below or call now to make an appointment with Jon.

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​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
uk council for psychotherapy
Alex Chiavolini offering counselling in Leicester

Alex Chiavolini

Practice Manager, Clinical Supervisor, Counsellor and Psychotherapist

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South Leicestershire & Warwickshire

Alex is the Practice Manager and Lead Clinician for Sullivan & Associates and is our key and initial point of contact. She manages contracts, delivery of training and new business; bringing her considerable experience in these areas to the practice.

She began her training by completing a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, is a BACP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist, and a clinical supervisor. Alex is also Relate trained, qualified to work with couples, young people and families.Alex has over fifteen years of experience working within the Criminal Justice system (in offender management, victim contact and prison settings).

She currently provides clinical supervision and psychotherapy to prison officers, social workers, youth offending and probation staff and organisations working with perpetrators and victims of domestic and sexual violence. In addition, Alex provides a psychotherapy service for students and staff in secondary schools and sees clients at her own premises in South Leicestershire.

Her integrative approach, using CBT, psychodynamic and systemic techniques are usefully employed as Alex offers a range of clinical interventions, including trauma-based psychotherapy, anxiety management, life and management coaching.

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​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
uk council for psychotherapy

Dr Judith Sullivan

Practice Founder, Senior Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Doctor of Psychotherapy

Leicester & Leicestershire

Judith has been a qualified psychotherapist and clinical supervisor for more than twenty-five years. Her clinical experience was gained in both the public (NHS, emergency services, prisons and probation) and private sectors.

Her expertise includes systemic therapy, life and management coaching, mediation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, post trauma support and motivational interviewing. Her Master’s Degree researched cross disciplinary clinical supervision and her Doctorate in Psychotherapy focused on the provision of organisational post trauma support.

Judith started Sullivan & Associates more than ten years ago and now works part time from her premises in Leicester.

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Articles by Dr Judith Sullivan

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[...]

Accreditation

​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
uk council for psychotherapy