Dr Adele Leithead

Psychology 30060282

  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Trauma focused CBT


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

We will all experience distress at some point in our lives. Maybe you feel that you struggle to keep on top of things; think you are 'not good enough'; struggle in relation to others; feel down; lack confidence; worry; or are stuck due to disturbing memories? Distress presents in numerous ways and how we deal with it is dependent on our experiences. Many experiences are out of our control. If you are having difficulties with emotions, thoughts, behaviours or relationships (maybe even a combination), you may be at a point where you are thinking about change. You may (or may not) have specific goals and need some help achieving them.

Your difficulties deserve to be met with compassionate understanding. As a Counselling Psychologist, I am qualified to explore your difficulties with you and offer evidence-based approaches to develop awareness; make sense of your experiences; and learn new skills. I aim to do this within a safe therapeutic relationship that we build together, at your pace.

Life can be so tricky and it makes sense that you may struggle. I offer to navigate this in a warm and supportive space. I aim to empower you to approach problems, manage distress, and to live well. Your therapy plan will be tailored to you for your unique needs and hopes. If you want to know more or are interested in working together, please get in contact.

**Please note I only work online currently: Poole address is registered for remittance only**

Areas of interest

Self Esteem;
Cancer-related difficulties;
Chronic Illness;
Coping Skills;
Emotional Disturbance;
Family Conflict;
Life Transitions;
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD);
Peer Relationships;
Relationship Issues;
Women's Issues

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Oncology
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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AB076

    Psychology session - remote - (5-50)

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (1-5)

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