- Phone number
- 0787 133 4949
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I work Monday to Friday between 9am and 8pm - across three venues, one in Leicester City Centre (near St Martins Square) and two in South Wigston.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
6 Namur Road,
The Fitness Bank Unit 3,
Cornwall Business Centre,
LE18 4XH .
Space to Breathe
Suites 1 and 2,
6 Hotel St,
I don't work on Bank Holidays or weekends. If you cant find a time to suit you please contact me and I will aim to create a new slot for you.
About me and my therapy practice
Hi I'm Lainy. and firstly a warm welcome and good luck on your quest to find the right person .
I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.
I have dedicated the last two decades to researching and teaching emotional resilience. In this time I have developed a tried and tested powerful Emotional First Aid Kit.
I am the mental health spokesperson for BBC Radio Leicester and have been a registered member of the BACP since 2013 . I have counselled and taught emotional resilience and mindfulness classes for the Leicestershire County Council, Relate and Leicester City Council to name a few.
My intention is always to facilitate the appropriate level of healing,learning, empowerment and joy.I have helped hundreds of clients overcome stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse. Swapping emotional pain for healthy self esteem, empowerment and emotional resilience.
I am currently working face to face (office , on a walk,home visit) and remotely, via zoom or telephone.
In 2015 I wrote a children's' book called 'Emotional Poo Don't Let it Stick to You'. As a result of this I worked with over 500 primary school children supported by The Leicestershire Anti Bullying Team. I taught the children how to protect themselves from the emotional damage of bullying , manage stress and prepare for their SATS.For almost a year I dragged around my 'eatapoopasaurus' 6 foot inflatable dinosaur that the children could feed their emotional poo to.
Now I run a company called Lighter Minds (www.lighter-minds.com) that aims to put the smile back on people's faces. No dinosaur here :( Yet.
Talking to a counselor can create a huge sense of relief, you can let of steam, say how you really feel without worrying about confidentiality, judgement or repercussions. You can unravel your thoughts and feelings and look at them with calmer ,wiser eyes so solutions previously hidden appear. You can learn new skills that allows you to swap negative thinking habits for positive ones. You can find out how to prevent going into "dark places" or when you do go into them how to get out quicker.
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them." Albert Einstein
I believe that counselling is never "one size fits all" . Therefore I use an integrative approach which is adaptable and flexible making sure your needs are what shapes your journey.
Personal empowerment often involves changing your thinking about yourself and the world around you. I believe that if you can change your thinking you can change your life.
I facilitate and enhance personal growth and insight with the ultimate goal of empowering you to change and move forward in life. I also aim to enable you to maintain what you have learnt in therapy, I will help you to develop new skills and strategies so you have the tools to cope when new problems arise, so you have more control of your life.
I will go at your pace and can offer you a wealth of extra resources. For example I can send you You Tube links of your new skills /TED talks or articles about the scientific evidence for the tools you will be learning. I can also recommend relevant books or Apps depending on what suits you best. If you're not interested in any background information then that's fine too. You pick and chose how deep you want to delve.
The right help can bring your life back into balance and help you be properly mindful of your well-being.
My first session
In our first session I will be learning about what you want from your healing journey . We will explore your background and presenting issues so that I can gain an idea of the best approach and tailor therapy to your needs. I will find out your preferences concerning the types of emotional tools you would prefer to use e.g. scientific , spiritual or combination .
We will discuss confidentiality and your expectations of counselling and talk about specific goals that you may like to focus on and what your priorities are.
I am a qualified mindfulness coach too so if it is appropriate we will can adventure into that realm of healing too.
I offer concessions for unemployed or retired people, if you feel you apply please contact me to find out more.
If you would like to find out more about me, and what I can do for you then please get in touch. I offer a free 15-minute initial consultation via video call, telephone or walk and talk.
During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to hear more about the way in which I work, ask any questions and get a feel of what working together would look like.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited