Humanistic Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision

Leyna Fennell Humanistic Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor

leyna@fennellcounselling.com.au

Contact 0402 468 382

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” - Dalai Lama

Experienced. Certified. Supportive.

Leyna has extensive experience in working with those impacted by trauma, grief and loss and significant life changes, having worked in the field of Mental Health, Addiction, Family Violence, Sexual Violence and Bereavement over the past 11 years. Leyna is a trauma informed therapist who is committed to ongoing learning and development.

Leyna has a Degree in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy; and PACFA accredited qualification in Relational Supervision. She studied and worked in the UK before migrating to Australia in 2012, after which time she has continued to work in the Community Sector.

In addition to working in private practice,  Leyna continues to work in the Community Health Sector, as a  Team Leader, Supervisor and Counsellor, in the provision of support services for people impacted by grief and loss. Leyna has a strong desire to support people within the community and feels passionate about her role, which she  considers involves raising awareness and educating the wider community.

 

Special Interest In 

Addiction

Trauma

Grief & Loss

Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)

Low-self Esteem

Depression

Anxiety

Stress

Bullying

Work Related Issues

Relationship Difficulties

General life challenges

 

 

Welcoming Diversity

 

 

Leyna welcomes people from all backgrounds, culture, gender, sexuality, age and ability.
She values each individual’s uniqueness and is experienced in supporting people presenting with varied needs and life experiences

Person-Centred

Leyna’s intention as a Therapist and Supervisor is to provide a safe and honest environment where people can explore their feelings, experiences, learnings and areas for development; gaining a greater insight and appreciation of self, other and situation. Her background and training is within humanistic and relational approaches to counselling, psychotherapy and supervision. She works with people to establish helpful and meaningful ways to grow, which can include mindfulness & somatic practices and creative work, including writing and other explorational work.

 

What is humanistic counselling & psychotherapy?

Humanistic Therapy supports the concept that each individual has the capacity for growth, given the right conditions. Much like a plant, given the right amount of water and sunlight it will grow in its own way. 

The Therapeutic relationship is one of mutuality, which fosters acceptance, empathy, transparency, positive-regard, trust and authenticity. It is when the client perceives these conditions that the therapeutic process begins to unfold. 

Humanistic philosophy considers the client as the expert of their own world, with the ability for self-actualisation. This is achieved in therapy through a delicate process of exploration. 

How can this help?

Through this relational experience, there is an opportunity to gain a deeper more honest relationship with self. The nature of this therapeutic relationship provides challenges that bring up emotions, beliefs and behavioural patterns; some of which can be connected to past experiences, or our conditioning. Allowing space for this to emerge provides an opportunity for exploration at a more conscious level. Through conscious connection with the self, we can begin to develop deep self-awareness and learn more about who we truly are; and how our view of the self influences the way we view others and our world.

Face to face counselling in Fitzroy North

Phone & Online sessions also available at a range of time

Leyna believes that every individual has within them the power and knowledge, necessary for growth and her intention is to work collaboratively with you to establish ways of achieving this through therapy

Consultation $130 
Discounted fees available for Seniors, Students & Concession Card Holders.

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Locations: Fitzroy North VIC 3068 & Carlton North VIC 3052

leyna@fennellcounselling.com.au
Contact: 0402 468 382