Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Lea Kendall.
Qualifications and a bit about myself.
I have a Level 5 Counselling Diploma (Foundation Degree) and a BA Hons in Creative Expressive Therapies. I have training in mindfulness, suicide prevention, meditation, life coaching, NLP and hypnotherapy.
I have particular interest in helping people overcome anxiety and take back control of their life using a mindful approach in nature.
My counselling practice is in Wrexham and Oswestry.
Before working as a counsellor I was a Mental Health Mentor for students at university, before that, a Learning Mentor for vulnerable children with challenging behaviour and/or low self-esteem and was responsible for addressing the social and emotional aspects of learning in the school. Before that a hairdresser.
Alongside my counselling work I run my own Forest School business in North East Wales with my husband, our mission statement is “We reconnect people of all ages with nature through bushcraft, forest school, outdoor education and wellbeing in the woods. We work with schools, groups, at events and deliver our own courses. We also offer resource packs to teachers and activity leaders”
At the Woodland Classroom we aim to “Explore Nature, Discover Self, Build Community.”
I would also like to add that I have undergone hours of my own personal therapy while training to be a counsellor, I understand how daunting it can be to seek counselling and the fear it brings up, however, it was invaluable to me in becoming the person I am today, in fact I will probably continue to dip in and out of therapy forever, it is like chicken soup for the soul 🙂
I also have a keen interest in helping people through movement rather than sitting in a room talking through their problems being the only option, I enjoy working creatively which includes circus workshops, mindfulness in the woods and arts and crafts or just spending time outside in nature.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). The BACP’s primary purpose is to support counsellors and help them better serve their clients. The Association was formed nearly 40 years ago by a group of counsellors who were passionate about the value of counselling and its potential to improve the lives of individuals and communities.