Lennie is in training for his degree in counselling with an integrative approach. This makes use of a wide range of ideas and techniques that ensure the therapy works best for you. He is interested in working with neurodivergence as well as areas such as the LGBTQ+ community.
“I am a trainee counsellor, working towards my BSc in Counselling. My journey of becoming a therapist began at a young age during a difficult time in my own life, a period where I had little support and relied on myself to pull myself of that dark period. I learnt the value of therapy during that time when having someone who would listen would have been extremely valuable. My aim is to be able to offer this to other people, helping them feel less alone with their own struggles. I have since found that my experiences offer me a useful and unique perspective in helping other people manage the difficulties in their life.
My approach takes an integrative way of working primarily involving providing an open, empathetic and understanding space for you to explore and advance your self-understanding and the experience of your individual truth. The most important feature of therapy is that it is tailored to your needs and works in a way that is best for you. My own areas of interest include working with neurodivergence as well as with social justice and diversity issues such as the experiences of LGBTQ+ people.”
Talking therapies can help you work out how to deal with negative thoughts and feelings and make positive changes. They can help people who are feeling distressed by difficult events in their lives as well as people with mental health problems. Talking about your thoughts and feelings can help you deal with times when you feel troubled about something. If you turn a worry in your mind it can grow. But talking about it can help you work out what is bothering you and why, and this is where talking to a professional therapist can help.