ABOUT ME

My name is Heidi Leipnik

I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Senior Accredited Therapist working with individuals and couples in South Godstone, Surrey, and via telephone and video.

I started practising in 2000 – first with individuals and later with couples. I am fascinated by the development in early childhood, and how it affects our relationships, both with ourselves and others in future life. My work in the NHS, in private practice and with EAP’s brings me a wealth of experience in areas such as loss, depression, relationship difficulties, family issues and all the related struggles many of us encounter through life.

I consider myself an integrative therapist – meaning I use several approaches. Whilst my bedrock is psychodynamic theory, I have also studied psychoanalytic theory, attachment theory and psychosynthesis, giving me a rich foundation from which to work.

My interest in early attachment and relationships led me to The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, where I was awarded a MA with Distinction in 2011.

I have been accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) since 2003, Senior Accredited since 2009. I abide by their Code of Ethics.

Qualifications

  • BACP Accredited Diploma โ€“ Therapeutic Counselling (Crawley College), 2001

  • Graduate Certificate Psychosynthesis Counselling (Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, London), 2004

  • Graduate Certificate in the Psychoanalytic Study of Attachment and the Couple Relationship (TCCR, London), 2007

  • MA in Attachment, Psychoanalysis and the Couple Relationship (TCCR, London), 2011

Registrations

  • MBACP Accredited Therapist since 2003

  • MBACP Senior Accredited since 2009

  • BACP Registered since 2013

  • I am a recognised provider with healthcare insurers