Nini Leaver

Nini Leaver

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Canterbury

Canterbury CT1
Sessions from £60.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office


Monday to Thursday 12.00 to 9.00pm

About me and my therapy practice

Many of us need help at some time in our lives to overcome difficulties.  Often the search for a Counsellor or Psychotherapist comes after a problem has persisted for a long time with no obvious solution; perhaps it would be too difficult to share a problem with friends and relations; maybe it's not known what the problem is, there is just a lingering sense of unease. Whatever the source of the problem, talking to someone really can help.  Sessions provide a safe space where you and the Therapist can develop a deeper understanding of the difficult feelings that have become a struggle to live with.  And this new knowledge allows you to have more control over your emotional responses and find new and more positive ways of coping that can bring back hope for a better and more fulfilling life.  Therapy can alleviate the confusion and loneliness that persistent sorrows can bring in their wake.  

I have been working with people in varying degrees of crisis for over 35 years, in both paid and unpaid roles, and have a wealth of experience to draw on. I am an integrative therapist, which means that I use various techniques when working with clients but my main orientation is psychodynamic - helping clients to explore the past so that they can gain an understanding of their current disruptive thoughts, feelings and behaviours. 

Having worked in a G.P's practice as a Psychotherapist, I am able to support clients presenting with a wide range of presenting issues.  I also have specialist knowledge in grief and loss and undertaken extra training through my work in Hospices with patients and their families.  Many troubles of the mind involve one form of loss or another - we can lose our capacity for feelings of joy and hope; or our sense of safety and certainty; or parts of our own identity.

Through my role as an advocate, I also have specialist knowledge of mental health diagnoses and treatments.

Practice description

Offering face to face sessions (whilst permitted) in safe setting and Zoom video calls if preferred.

My first session

In an initial 60 minute assessment session, clients have the chance to explain why they are seeking counselling or psychotherapy and be advised how a course of treatment may be able to help with particular issues.

The assessment session would enable a chance to see if we could work well together and if I am the right person to treat you. Without obligation, you can then decide whether to book further sessions, usually four initially and then we would have a review of our work together.  

What I can help with

Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Relationships, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited