Welcome to my profile
I am Chamari Leelasena, and I offer regular one to one counselling for individuals, aged 18 and over, and for couples in a safe and confidential environment. I am an integrative counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and my work is guided by the BACP Ethical Framework. I offer sessions online and have an in-person practice in Central London (one day a week). In addition to counselling and psychotherapy, I also offer Clinical Supervision, Workshops and CPD.
Counselling & psychotherapy
Counselling is a way of exploring your difficulties and feelings in a safe, confidential
and non-judgemental setting, which can help you to make sense
Talking to a qualified counsellor offers you the opportunity to become clearer about your issues. This clarity can in turn help you tap into your own resources so you may respond more effectively to these difficulties.
Another benefit of engaging in counselling is the understanding you may gain, in how your past experiences and current behaviour may be linked. Working with these insights, you gain the opportunity to choose alternative, healthier behaviours.
I am a certified supervisor and my training was with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD London).
Supervision is a joint endeavour in which a practitioner with the help of a supervisor, attends to their clients, themselves as part of their client practitioner relationships and the wider systemic context.
By doing so, they improve the quality of their work, transforms their client work, transforms their client relationships, continuously develops themselves, their practice and the wider profession. (Hawkins and Shohet)
How long will counselling take?
Depending on your needs, counselling can last for a few sessions, or for a longer period. For example, a short term counselling contract can be for 12 sessions. A longer term counselling contract can be open ended. Your initial consultation gives you the opportunity to clarify a therapy duration that suits you.
Is counselling confidential?
Yes, information disclosed in sessions is kept confidential. There are a few, exceptional circumstances in which confidentiality agreement may need to be broken, and these situations will be discussed and explained at the beginning of our work.
What are your fees?
Please see the Fees section of the Counselling or Supervision page, depending on which service you would like to view the fees for.