About Me

Before you consider working with me you may wish to learn a little about me. As a qualified psychodynamic and integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I offer both brief focused and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy in Leicester (LE1) to individuals and couples+. I am a registered and senior accredited member of, and therefore adhere to, the comprehensive Ethical Framework laid down by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a regulating and professional body. Full Professional Indemnity insurance cover is in place accordingly.

I work with individual adults and adolescents, and with couples+, and subsequently cover a range of issues. Additionally I have particular expertise in areas of difference and diversity, and the impact of early separation on adult relationships.

I currently work in private practice full time. I have previously provided short-term counselling at the University of Leicester Student Counselling Service, mid-term counselling at the University of Leicester Counselling & Psychotherapy Research Clinic, and long-term therapy at Leicester Counselling Centre.

If, for any reason, I am unable to meet with you, I am happy to refer you to one of my associates within the practice.

© Luan Baines-Ball

Initial Meeting & Fees with Luan

Sometimes it is difficult to decide which sort of counselling, or which particular therapist is right for you. I offer an initial meeting during which we each have the opportunity to form an impression of whether we can effectively work together. This meeting lasts for 50 minutes and the fee is as listed below.

If, for any reason, I am unable to meet with you, I am happy to refer you to one of my associates within the practice.

Fees for 50-minute counselling sessions are:

Individuals £75
Couples £90

Fees for 60-minute supervision and consultation sessions are:

Supervision £75
Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity Consultancy / Professional Support £75

Fees for Ethics Surgery sessions are:

£37.50 for 30-minute
£75 for 60-minute

I believe in making counselling and psychotherapy accessible to all, irrespective of circumstances and therefore fees are negotiable where needed. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Room 1 has a burgundy sofa, a navy chair, a small office desk and chair and a grey filing cabinet

Workshops & Training

I provide Leicester-based and online workshops on difference and diversity issues, particularly gender and sexual diversity, for a wide range of people but chiefly for those on counselling and psychotherapy training courses and CPD events.

Continuing Professional Development

I am committed to continuing professional development and presented my research, “a qualitative study of critical learning incidents of recently qualified therapists working with LGBT clients”, at the BACP Research Conference in May 2011. This has subsequently been published. See here for a full list of publications.

My Qualifications include:

Comprehensive Internal Family Systems Therapy Course 2024

Putting Polyvagal Theory Into Practice: Essential Strategies for Creating Safety and Connection With Trauma Clients 2024

Healing Trauma with Janina Fisher: Essential Strategies for Shame, Self-Loathing & Working with the Body 2023

Certificate in Diversity within Contemporary Relationships 2023

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Attachment-based Interventions to Treat Trauma, Anxiety and Depression 2023

Trauma and Attachment Essentials: Today’s most effective healing interventions for complex clients 2022

Working with Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender-Questioning Clients: Building a Gender-Affirming Practice 2021

Working with Identity-Based Trauma 2020

Diploma in Supervision 2020

BACP Senior Accreditation Supervision (Individuals) 2017

BACP Senior Accreditation 2016

Children & Young People Conference 2016.

Self and identity: breaking down barriers for inclusion 2016 

Working with Couples 2013-2014

Certificate in Clinical Supervision 2014

Online Therapy 2013

Counselling Couples Skills 2013

BACP Accreditation 2013

MA Psychodynamic Counselling 2010

PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling 2007-2009

Certificate in Counselling Skills 2007

BA (Hons) Community Management: Public Health &

Community Medicine 1994

About Luan: BACP membership logo

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