Therapists can be contacted directly or via Luan Baines-Ball.

Our team of associate therapists have all completed at least additional level diversity training in-house.

Practice Manager:
Luan Baines-Ball

Luan Baines-Ball Counselling and psychotherapy
Luan has short light brown hair and is wearing blue glasses and a navy red white check shirt

Luan established the practice in 2008, following a background in Medical Communications. They work with individuals (16+), and couples+, and cover a range of difficulties. Luan has particular interests in the impact of early separation on adult relationships and working with people who identify as gender, sexual and/or relationship diverse. They also provide clinical supervision to trainee, newly qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists and also provide consultancy services for people working with GSRD/LGBTQ+ clients. Luan is a Registered and Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Counselling sessions can be held face-face at the Leicester practice, phone or online.

Availability: Monday – Thursday
Fees: Individuals £65 / Couples £80 / Clinical Supervision: Individual £65, Group £80 / Consultancy £65 (all fees negotiable)
Services: Counselling, Psychotherapy (psychodynamic/integrative), Consultancy, Clinical Supervision
Location: Leicester city
Room: Ground Floor (Room 1)
Format: Face-to-face, VSee, Zoom, MS Teams, Google Meet, Phone
Phone: 07581 793 223

Senior Associate Therapist: Dr Mish Seabrook

Senior Associate Mish Seabrook has long dark hair and is wearing black glasses and a white and grey top

Mish works in private practice with adults and young people (16+), and also clinical supervision. Prior to this, Mish was a qualified Probation Officer, working both in the community and in custodial establishments. Her areas of interest include practitioner self-care, trauma, and the therapeutic/supervisory relationship. Mish is a registered and accredited member of BACP. She has been practising since 2008. She has recently completed a Doctorate in Counselling & Psychotherapy, researching self-care in clinical supervision. Mish also offers self-care/resiliency training and consultancy to individuals and organisations.

Availability: Monday afternoon and evening
Fees: contact Michelle directly
Services: Counselling, Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision
Location: Leicester city, Kibworth
Room: Ground Floor (Room 2)
Format: Face-to-face, VSee, Zoom, Phone, Email
Phone: 07541 060 950

Associate Therapist: Sheereen Sidat

Associate Sheereen Siddat is wearing black glasses and a purple headscarf

Sheereen trained as a Humanistic and Integrative therapist at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. She has experience working with a range of issues, most recently working with adults who have/had cancer and those who have lost family or friends to cancer.  She is passionate about providing a safe and non-judgemental environment to be heard and to explore your thoughts and feelings. Sheereen works with individuals of any gender, sexual or relationship identity. Sheereen is a registered member of BACP. Sheereen is currently undertaking supervision training so is offering reduced places until Feb 2021.

Availability: Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday afternoon, Friday evening
Fees: Individuals £50 (negotiable)/ Supervision £50
Services: Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervision
Location: Leicester city
Room: Ground Floor (Room 2), First floor (Room 3)
Format: Face-to-face, Zoom, Phone
Phone: 07564 699 589

Associate Therapist: Tina Williams

Associate Tina Williams has short light hair and is wearing a white top and sun glasses on the top of her head

Tina is an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist registered with UKCP since 2002. She has worked in a variety of settings including Head of Counselling at Leicester University and, for the last 10 years, as CEO of a specialist counselling service. Tina is also a trainer at Masters level and a qualified supervisor working to both UKCP and BACP ethics. Tina offers short term and long term therapy to individuals and works with a wide range of issues. Her approach is relational and person centred using an understanding of how our upbringing can impact us lifelong. Tina also offers supervision to individuals and groups for both trainees and qualified therapists

Availability: Friday morning, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon
Fees: Individuals £50 
Services: Counselling, psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision
Location: Leicester city
Room: Ground Floor (Room 2)
Format: Face-to-face, Zoom, Phone
Phone:  07902 543 192

Associate Therapist: Emily Hodgkinson

Associate Emily Hodgkinson has short light brown hair and is wearing a brown top

Emily is a UKCP accredited therapist, working with adult individuals and relationships. She specialises in working with Gender, Sexuality and Relationship diversity and is also experienced in working with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, severe mental health problems, psychosomatic illness, and body work. She works by bringing mindful awareness to what is happening in the here and now and is continually inspired by the approach of Process Work in which things that initially appear as problems and disturbances can, when explored with curiosity, become the seeds of the most creative solutions to our problems

Availability: None currently
Fees: Individuals £50 / Couples £60
Services: Counselling, Psychotherapy, Body psychotherapy
Location: Birstall
Format: Face-to-face, Zoom
Phone: 07963 350 758

Associate Therapist: Kate Hall

Associate Kate Hall has long grey hair and is wearing a black top

Kate is an empathic Person Centred/Integrative therapist. Her therapy provides a safe, supportive space to explore concerns and worries in a non-judgemental environment. Her expertise is working towards change and also includes counselling children and young people. Trained in the Rewind Technique for trauma and PTSD (Free to veterans). Kate works with individuals of any gender, sexual or relationship identity. She is a registered member of BACP and will be undertaking supervision training so is offering reduced places until late 2022.

Availability: Tuesday evening, Friday morning
Fees: Individuals £45-£50 (negotiable) / Couples £65 (negotiable)
Services: Counselling, psychotherapy
Location: Leicester city and Anstey
Room: Ground and First Floor (Room 2 & 3)
Format: Face-to-face, Zoom
Phone: 07421 477 521

Associate Therapist: Carmen the Bill

Associate Carmen the Bill has short brown hair and is wearing a blue top

Carmen is a Gestalt psychotherapist, with a background in mental health nursing. She is currently undertaking further advanced training in Gestalt psychotherapy and group processes. Working in a relational way, Carmen brings awareness to the here and now, allowing and exploring what emerges, supporting the client to creatively adjust to what works for them. Her interest is in how life transitions impact the person’s sense of who they are. She provides short and long term therapy in English and Maltese to individuals from diverse backgrounds. She’s experienced in working with relationship, physical or mental health and bereavement issues. Carmen is a member of the UKCP

Availability: Tuesday afternoon
Fees: Individuals £40-£50 (negotiable)
Services: Counselling
Location: Leicester city
Room: Ground Floor (Room 2)
Format: Face-to-face, Phone, Zoom
Phone: 07501 552 905

Associate Therapist: Sonali Vadesa

Associate Sonali Vadesa has long black hair and is wearing a black top

Sonali is a qualified integrative and person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist. She offers a space where clients can feel secure enough to explore their anxieties and behaviour at a pace that feels right for them. Sonali has worked in the voluntary, private and public sectors, providing both short-term and long-term therapy to clients from varied backgrounds. She offers therapy in English, Hindi, Marathi, Kutchi and Gujarati. Sonali works with individuals of any gender, sexual or relationship identity and has a keen interest in all areas of diversity. Her areas of interest include working with children, adults experiencing loss and bereavement, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, abuse, relationship issue and terminal illness. Sonali is an accredited member of National Counselling Society and a registered and accredited member of BACP.

Availability: Thursday evening
Fees: Individuals £50 (negotiable)
Services: Counselling, Psychotherapy
Location: Leicester city
Room: First Floor (Room 3)
Format: Face-to-face, VSee, Zoom, Phone
Phone: 07427 996 983

Associate Therapist: Brunhild Abrahams

Associate Brunhild Abrahams has black curly hair and is wearing a white and black t-shirt

Brunhild is a qualified Integrative Counsellor and is a member of BACP. She has a friendly and trustworthy personality with experience in working with clients with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, bereavement and problems arising from childhood. Brunhild works with individuals of any gender, sexual or relationship identity and has a keen interest in all areas of diversity. She offers short-term and long-term therapy and together, with you leading the session and her guidance in a compassionate, empathic, non-judgemental and challenging environment, you would be given an opportunity to re-discover your true-self. Through the counselling process you can develop and gain understanding of your thought processes and with ‘counselling tools’ learn how to deal with similar issues in future.

Availability: Tuesday morning and early afternoon; Friday morning
Fees: Individuals £40
Services: Counselling, Psychotherapy (psychodynamic/integrative)
Location: Leicester city
Room: First Floor (Room 4), Ground floor (Room 6)
Format: Face-to-face, VSee, Facetime, Zoom
Phone:  07810 412 655

Associate Therapist: Sharon Bennett

Associate Sharon Bennett has short brown hair and is wearing a navy top

Sharon is an experienced therapeutic counsellor, practicing since 2012.  Having worked within Higher Education, the recovery field, and with charities specialising in gender & sexual diversity and with trauma, she is comfortable working with a disparate range of issues, sensitively, compassionately and ethically. She offers both open-ended or shorter, more focused therapy to individuals over 18 and believes that working collaboratively to explore life’s experiences can be illuminating, beneficial to healing and aid positive life changes.

Availability: Tuesday evening
Fees: Individuals £45
Services: Counselling
Location: Leicester city
Room: First Floor (Room 4)
Format: Face-to-face, Zoom
Phone:  07746 745 611

Associate Therapist: Will Davies

Associate Will Davies Counselling Psychotherapy
Will has short grey hair and is wearing a grey shirt

Will is a BACP Registered Counsellor, delivering professional counselling to adults of all ages. He has experience of working with issues such as depression, anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, relationship and workplace difficulties, grief and unresolved childhood issues. In addition to his private practice, Will has provided counselling in higher education, emergency service and voluntary settings. His qualification, gained from the University of Leicester, is in Integrative Counselling. Will is committed to helping clients find a way to overcome their problems and move forward with their lives. He works with individuals of any gender, sexual or relationship identity.

Availability: Wednesday evening, Thursday afternoon
Fees: Individuals £40-£50 (negotiable) 
Services: Counselling, Psychotherapy
Location: Leicester city
Room: Second Floor (Room 5)
Format: Face-to-face, Zoom and Phone
Phone: 07748 843 826

Associate Therapist: Paula Fowle

Associate Paula Fowle has long fair hair and is wearing a brown and white dress

Paula is an experienced person centred therapist registered with the BACP since 2010. Working with adults and young people (16+) Paula is keen to support individuals or families who have received news of a life limiting illness diagnosis or those who are struggling to find a way forward following a bereavement. Paula has experience of working in the voluntary sector both in cancer care and bereavement settings in particular supporting families following a baby loss.  Paula is keen to offer support in an empathic and person-centred way giving space and time to explore feelings and thoughts. Paula is also a qualified supervisor and is looking to offer supervision to trainee counsellors and other professionals, along with employers who offer supervision as part of the support package for their staff.

Availability: Monday morning, afternoon, evening, Wednesday morning, afternoon, evening and Thursday morning, afternoon, evening.
Fees: Individuals £40-£50 (negotiable) Couples £60 Supervision £40 p/h
Services: Counselling, supervision
Location: Countesthorpe
Room: Garden based therapy room with disabled access and off-street parking.
Format: Face-to-Face, zoom, telephone
Phone: 0776 0840 009

Associate Therapist: Nicola Sinclair

Associate Nicola Sinclair has long brown hair tied back and is wearing a navy top

Who supports you?  Feeling anxious, down, overwhelmed or just not like ‘yourself?’  Who do you talk to? I offer a safe space and counselling / psychotherapy to help you to navigate life’s challenges and to support you to find yourself amongst all the demands and responsibilities of life. I work from a psychodynamic basis, which means that we will explore your life experiences to gain understanding of how you came to be who you are, how you are and where you are in life, as well as to identify behaviour patterns that may no longer be helpful to you. I tailor my approach to best meet your particular needs. I work with all human beings, on whatever issues you wish to explore. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable working with me.  I provide support, gentle challenge and a judgement free, safe space in which to talk.  Let’s get together.   

Availability: Mon – Fri. 
Fees: £45
Services: Counselling / Psychotherapy
Location: Coventry
Format: Face-to-Face, Zoom. 
Phone: 07784 489 829 

Associate Therapist: Netifnet Arthur-Hawkes

Profile coming soon…

Availability: Monday evening, Friday afternoon and evening
Fees: Individuals £30-£40
Services: Counselling,
Location: Leicester city
Room: Ground Floor (Room 6)
Format: Face-to-face, Zoom and Phone
Phone: 07444 001 625

Intern Associates:
Vacancy – if you would like to be considered for this post please get in touch. You will need a minimum of 50 supervised clinical hours. Please note we do not offer initial placements.

​Practice Ethos
Whilst maintaining our individuality and autonomy we work as a team; our core values are: honesty, integrity, openness, collaboration, support and respect. Clients’ needs are at the heart of our work. 

If you would like to become an associate of the practice, contact or call 07581 793 223 or click here for further details. I will invite you to complete a short form before arranging to meet for an informal interview.

We would consider welcoming to the team someone who meets any of the following:

  • has experience of working with couples/relationships
  • identifies as LGBTQI+ / GSRD
  • identifies as/has knowledge of working with disability
  • has experience of working with attachment difficulties related to early separation such as adoption, incubation, foster care, maternal/paternal post-natal depression, or early neglect
  • has experience of providing supervision to individuals and/or groups
  • can work psychodynamically 
  • has experience of working with children and young people


We work closely with our two partner practices:

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