Leanne Maines

Leanne Maines

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Portsmouth

Portsmouth PO4
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


I provide face-to-face counselling sessions in the Daytime and Evenings.

Sat/Sun upon request 

Home Visits upon request  

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, my name is Leanne. I am a qualified Gestalt Counsellor registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with Children, Young People and Adults. 

I am passionate about promoting positive mental health, especially for children and young people.

I offer one-to-one counselling sessions for children and young people aged 7-25, where I work creatively, helping to support them during challenging times in their lives or when it may be difficult for them to understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. 

I have experience working with adults and children with neurodiverse conditions such as Autism, ADHD, ADD and learning difficulties and welcome all to my practice.

 Qualifications and Training

Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People 

Diploma Of Higher Education in Gestalt Counselling

Level 2 Cache Children's Mental Health

Autism Awareness

Makaton Level 1 

I hold an enhanced DBS

Practice description

I focus my counselling practice on supporting children and young people experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioural issues and other health concerns. 

My goal is to collaborate with the child or young person, empowering them by using tools and strategies creatively to enhance their self-esteem, strengthen relationships with others and improve their ability to cope with life's difficulties.

I take a holistic and compassionate approach, focusing on symptom reduction and nurturing the whole child. I aim to give children and young people a safe and non-judgemental space to feel heard, seen and accepted for who they are.

I hope that through our work together, each child will develop a strong foundation for mental health that will last a lifetime.

My first session

As a children's and young person counsellor, I understand that establishing trust is key to helping children overcome challenges. So, I offer an introductory session to ensure we are the right fit for each other. During this session, I can discuss counselling goals and aspirations and establish a foundation for our work together.  

One-to-one sessions with the child can commence if we are a suitable match. 

Consent will be gained from both the parent/carer and the child for sessions to commence. I offer at least six sessions per client to establish a meaningful relationship.

Fees: Each session is £60.00, and sessions last 50 minutes.

I provided face-to-face counselling Mon to Sat by appointment only.

Sun - Upon request.

Home Visits- Upon request (may incur travel costs).

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Animal assisted therapy, Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, 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

Languages spoken