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Leigh Alexander   Talking Therapies North West

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, BSc PSych (Hons), PGCE, (PGDip CBT)

About me

I have over 19 years experience working within various establishments within Mental health, Criminal justice and educational establishments; i.e. The Probation, Forensic  mental health hospitals, The Police, The Prison Service and Training College providers.  Working in a variety of roles such as a forensic nursing assistant, Probation supervisor, youth offending team worker, prison tutor, adult college and university associate lecturer.  The many years of work experience and educational back ground that I have accrued; has provided me with an excellent knowledge base, clinical and theoretical experience to provide cognitive behavioural therapy and supervision to clients, professionals, supervisees and trainee CBT therapists.
Currently a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist working within the primary care mental health service for the NHS and my own private practice; I will see clients for an array of problems including; anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, Panic, bipolar disorders, low self esteem, social anxiety and various phobias. Leigh has a particular intersest in low self esteem and firmly believes that a lot of the time; low self esteem can be the driving force of many anxiety disorders and depression.

BSc (Hons) Psych (BPS Approved) 
PGCE (Adult Further & Higher Education) 
Counselling Certificate
NLP Coaching Practitioner Certificate
Substance Misuse Accredited Advanced DipLoma
Mindfulness, MBSR and MBCT skills.


      "Every new day is a chance to change your life"

Work profile
I am based in the North West of the UK and offer both therapy, coaching and clinical supervision for clients and  trainee CBT Therapists. Whilst therapy/coaching/supervision will be delivered predominantley face to face there opportunities for telephone and internet contact; I.e facetime/skype. I also incorperate third wave approaches such as; Compassionate focused therapy, mindfulness and MBSR and MBCT applications when delivering theraputic interventions. I provide bespoke Improve Low Self Esteem, Assertivenes, Stress Control; short courses tailored to the individual or small groups.  For further information and prices regarding therapy, coaching, courses or supervision, please feel free to contact me via email at:


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Widely Recognised Accreditation
High Quality CPD
CBT Register UK