Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision in Leicester, Leicestershire and Online

In 2020 we formally re-branded to Baines-Ball & Associates to incorporate a name change and to better reflect the practice as it has developed over the years. We very much remain the professional, ethical and diverse counselling, psychotherapy and supervision practice you are used to connecting with.

COVID-19 update: We are able to offer face-to-face sessions where required. Click for full details of our COVID Safety Policy.

Luan Baines-Ball
Tel: 07581 793 223 Email:

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist (BACP Registered and Senior Accredited), and offer both brief focused and longer-term private counselling and psychotherapy from my Leicester practice (LE1).

As a BACP Senior Accredited clinical supervisor I work with trainee, newly qualified and experienced counsellors, and professional support for allied health professionals. I provide ad hoc ‘Ethics Surgeries’ to counsellors, psychotherapists and allied health professionals who need an experienced ear to guide the development of defensible ethical decision making. Many therapists require additional knowledge to effectively work with gender, sexually and relationship diverse GSRD/(LGBTQIA) clients and I provide ad hoc consultancy for counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals working with LGBTQIA clients. 

My ground floor consulting room (accessibility info: door widths 75 and 69 cm) is in a discreet location of Leicester city centre and is easily accessible by public transport and there is on-street parking nearby. 

My Philosophy for counselling and psychotherapy

Many of us, for different reasons, find parts of our lives very difficult; sometimes overwhelming, and it takes immense courage to work at understanding the things that are unsettling us. Past experiences can mould the people we become and by thinking together we can help discover why patterns of behaviour exist and encourage new patterns for the future; the hope for lasting change.

My belief in an individual’s ability to explore and evolve their understanding of themselves and their situation underpins my work. I ‘walk with’ those in distress and assist in helping manage and explore difficulties in an appropriately contained and supportive, yet challenging environment.

Developing a relationship of shared trust and respect is therefore essential for effective counselling, psychotherapy and clinical supervision, so it is important that there is a comfortable connection between client and counsellor. I provide a confidential place, free from judgement, for you to talk with someone about your concerns. I value each person’s individuality and honour difference, diversity and inclusive practice within my work.

A choice of counsellor, psychotherapist or supervisor

Over many years I have developed a team of trusted colleagues working alongside me; this way we can get the best match for you and your specific situation. Meet the team. Whether you are looking to work through anxiety, depression, stress, loss, change, childhood experiences, relationship difficulties or an aspect of your identity, we are here to help you move forward.

Services include:

  • individual psychotherapy (click here)
  • relationship, marriage, couple+ or group counselling (any gender) (click here)
  • Employee Assistance Programmes (click here)
  • counselling for trainees (click here)
  • gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD) or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, agender (LGBT+) counselling (click here)
  • therapy room for hire (click here)

Wherever you are going, wherever you are from:
you are welcome here

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Baines-Ball & Associates: Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision in Leicester