|Locations:||Low Cost Clapham|
Leon Millingen believes that building a trusting relationship between the counsellor and client is the foundation of a positive therapeutic experience, and encourages the client to progress at their own pace. He utilises Psychodynamic techniques to help the client revisit and review latent and troubling issues, working towards a deeper understanding and resolution. Leon adapts the therapy where necessary to facilitate the needs of the client. Ultimately, he believes in a holistic approach whilst working with the client to take back control of any given situation.
Leon has worked in a number of different sectors over the years, both here and abroad. His work has almost always been public facing. Leon believes that this experience stands him in good stead to understand the variety of social and cultural issues and experiences that are often brought to therapy. Being born and raised in the local area gives him the advantage of understanding local issues.
As an integrative therapist, Leon’s approach to counselling is to garner a safe and non judgemental environment without the client feeling under any pressure to talk about anything until ready to do so. He believes in creating the time and space to explore problematic thoughts, feelings and behaviours in an environment where the client feels safe and fully supported.
Leon works on an open ended basis within the Awareness Centre’s low cost counselling service in Clapham. Leon is registered with the BACP and in the final stages of a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.