Kirsti Leljak

(Therapist)

Kirsti Leljak

Imago Certification

  • In-Training - Therapist

Qualifications

Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Dip Couns)
Level 5 Diploma Counselling Children and Young People (Dip Couns CYP)
Level 6 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Supervision (Dip Sup)
CSTD Certificate in Supervision, Advanced Supervision and Group Supervision
BACP certificate of proficiency (certificate number 063151)

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy –Reg.MBACP
Telephone Counselling
Mindfullness
SMART Recovery (addiction issues)
Art BA (hons)
Foundation in Art Therapy

Areas of Interest

Connection and reconnection within our intimate relationship(s)
Relationship difficulties
Blended families
Life stages
Divorce/separation
Infidelity
Same sex relationships
New relationships




Kirsti Leljak

Imago Certification

  • In-Training - Therapist

Qualifications

Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Dip Couns)
Level 5 Diploma Counselling Children and Young People (Dip Couns CYP)
Level 6 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Supervision (Dip Sup)
CSTD Certificate in Supervision, Advanced Supervision and Group Supervision
BACP certificate of proficiency (certificate number 063151)

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy –Reg.MBACP
Telephone Counselling
Mindfullness
SMART Recovery (addiction issues)
Art BA (hons)
Foundation in Art Therapy

Affiliations

Areas of Interest

Connection and reconnection within our intimate relationship(s)
Relationship difficulties
Blended families
Life stages
Divorce/separation
Infidelity
Same sex relationships
New relationships




Profile

One of the most important relationships we will ever have, will be the person whom we choose to commit to; the person whom we choose to build a life with, to create a family and future together.  This may be a new relationship or one we have been in for a long period of time.

Relationships go through different phases and stages throughout its evolution; from the joys of meeting and falling in love, to the settling in and creating a life together, to the challenges and turbulences and darker questions of, can there be a future together.  We can feel whole and deeply connected as well as alone within the relationship and disconnected.  A rollercoaster of emotions one might say.

I came across the Imago way of working with couples several years ago. By witnessing dear friends of mine seeking relationship support for their marriage at a time when they were considering that their relationship was coming to an end and that separation was inevitable.  What I witnessed, through their process with their therapist, was remarkable, it was not an ending of their relationship, but a deepening and reconnecting of their relationship, they were able to reconnect with the person that they fell in love with, and they were able to nurture the newness that came back into their relationship.

I was so inspired by this that I decided to formalise my learning and understanding of the Imago process by undertaking the training to enhance the therapeutic work that I was already doing with individuals and couples.  To be able to assist couples and individuals to reconnect and live a deeper and richer togetherness.

I have also witnessed, when relationships do come to an end, that it is possible to bring an ending and closure to the relationship that is respectful and acknowledging of what was there before, but that is now past.  Frequently, when a relationship does come to an end, there are children involved  and finding a way to have good clear communications can make a big difference to the feeling of the family relationships going forward.

Throughout the pandemic I have been able to offer counselling sessions online and have found this to be a very effective way of working with couples and individuals.  My aim is to continue to offer sessions online as well as in person.

Please get in touch to find out more and/or book an initial session. An initial session is where you will be able to meet with me, let me know what it is you would like to bring to counselling and to get a feel for the way I work, and if this would be a supportive way forward for you and your relationship.

 

Contact Details

07422504578
kirstileljakcounselling@gmail.com
https://www.counsellingwithkirsti.com

Location(s)

Stroud
GL5 1HF

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