Dr Leanne Harper

Clinical Psychologist & WTP Associate  

I specialise in providing therapy to high achieving women who struggle with work life balance, imposter syndrome and low self esteem. 

You may find that this impacts on both your relationship with yourself and with others so this is deeply painful. I am able to support you to build a better relationship both with yourself and with the people that matter to you.

I am available for appointments on Thursdays and Fridays. I offer early morning, evening and daytime appointments across these days. I also see clients both weekly and fortnightly to suit you.

Do get in touch if you are curious about therapy. I am very happy to meet with you so we can think about how we can work together. 

Introduction

 

After spending most of my adult life working in the NHS, I pursued my own personal dream of travelling and living aboard for 12 months, in 2022-23. This experience has allowed me to embrace the privilege, challenge, personal growth, loss, and joy that comes with travel and relocation; and make space for this in my practice. Understanding the nuances of what “living the dream” can look like, behind the scenes, and making space for both the joy and difficulties in situations (such as travel, families, and big career wins) is something that is

important to my practice, and way of being. I often take a ‘both, and’ rather than an ‘either or’ approach to life.

 

I am an active person, with a love for nature and being outside. As an eldest daughter in a large family, I understand the complexities of family dynamics, and the dance that we can often get caught in whilst we balance looking after ourselves, and others. I therefore practice in a person-centered way, which means that you are in the driving seat of how to make changes that are realistic, and sustainable, for you.

 

My experience

 

I have worked in mental health services for over 10 years and have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  In addition to clinical experience, I regularly contribute to academic research and have several publications in academic journals; particularly within mindfulness and mental health awareness.

 

Within the NHS, I specialised in adult mental health, and worked within crisis mental health care, and physical health settings, with both individuals and their families. I have always worked with a feminist lens, and my experience within a female prison and services specialised for women has strengthen my understanding of the additional societal pressures placed upon us.

 

I believe that mental health and wellbeing rarely occurs in silo, and my experience working within family and systemic practice ensure that I look at the ‘whole picture’ of somebody’s life. I believe that we are a collection of our experiences, the sense we make of these, and the people around us.

 

I am trained in focused Acceptance and Commitment therapy, which offers brief practical interventions. I find that this approach, coupled with a relational framework, such as Cognitive Analytic Therapy, offers a powerful mixture of depth, compassionate understanding, and applied techniques to support you towards the life you want to live.

 

I am registered with the UK health regulator body, alongside the Australian health system,

although currently only offer UK therapy. 

 

Qualifications

 

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: University of Liverpool 2021

​BSc Psychology (first class): Bath Spa University 2013

 

Professional Registrations

 

Health Care Professions Council: Practitioner Psychologist

British Psychological Society: Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Association of Clinical Psychology UK.

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency: Psychologist

Australian Association of Psychologists.

Psychology Today

 

 

 

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