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Ilse Maria Leenders
Counsellor in Newlands - Accredited 8+ Years

Accredited  Counsellor Ilse Maria Leenders
Livingstone Drive
Milton Keynes

MK15 0DL
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  • Individual 50 - 50 minutes
  • Couple 50 - 50 minutes
63% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Mondays
    9am - 5pm
  • Tuesdays
    3pm - 6pm
  • Wednesdays
    11am - 6pm
  • Thursdays
    3pm - 6pm
  • Fridays
    11am - 4pm
  • Saturdays
    2pm - 5pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Stress


  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

More Detail

8+ Years Post-Registration Experience

Hello. I'm Ilse Maria Leenders. I'm a registered accredited counsellor - I help individuals and couples with their psychological health. I have private sector experience as a counsellor. My interest includes abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and self esteem, as well as the specific difficulties faced by women.

What to Expect

An introductory assessment appointment allows you to see if you feel comfortable with me, share what troubles you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and assess if therapy may help you. Please use a contact option on the right to book an introductory assessment session in Newlands, Milton Keynes.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on how your thoughts (cognitions) influence your feelings and behaviour. It recognises and addresses negative ideas that maintain the issues you encounter. The aim of cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to experience healthier thoughts and feelings.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates CBT for alcohol dependence, depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and self harm.


(4 Reviews)
Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You decide what issue concerning your early years or adult life you discuss. An objective of counselling is to help you to speak about a difficulty and discover a way forward which is right for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the difficulties you face. It explores your thoughts, feelings and significant events in your history. Psychotherapy intends to help you develop or find appropriate ways of managing.

Qualifications Timeline

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness
Centre of Excellence (UK)
Institute of Counselling (UK)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
University of the West of Scotland with Institute of Counselling (UK)
National Counselling Society (NCS) Registered Accredited (MNCS Acc) Counsellor
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Chrysalis Courses (UK)

Ilse Maria abides by the Code of Ethics of the National Counselling Society (NCS).

Verified RSCPP Client Reviews

Ilse Maria Leenders has 4 Reviews (4.83 out of 5 stars)
By Rating:
5 stars: (3)
4 stars: (1)
3 star: (0)
2 star: (0)
1 star: (0)
By Issue:
Relationship Problems: (2)
Abuse: (1)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): (1)
By Therapy Service:
Counselling: (4)

Anonymous gave a review after 2 sessions

28 February 2018

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Ilse is very calm and encourages you to see a situation from another point of view. She is very welcoming and easy to talk to."

Rating of Counselling for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):

Yvonne gave a review after 2 sessions

23 October 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Ilse is very good at picking up on what is not being said but is obviously a problem. She then draws it out of you and it can be discussed at a level you are ready for. I do find the sessions definitely a lot of help. I will continue seeing Ilse for a while yet."

Rating of Counselling for Abuse:

Julianna, 40 from Milton Keynes, gave a review after 10 sessions

17 August 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Very approachable and easy to talk to. Is helping us both see a way forward in our relationship and also in ourselves. We have a long way to go but can already see a lot of progress from where we were."

Rating of Counselling for Relationship Problems:

Nick, 48 from Milton Keynes, gave a review after 3 sessions

01 May 2016

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Isle was lovely and very helpful."

Rating of Counselling for Relationship Problems:

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Willen Lake, Newlands, Downhead Park, Woolstone, Willen Park, Neath Hill, Campbell Park, Bolbeck Park, Downs Barn, Pennyland, Tongwell, Willen, Fishermead, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes Village, Conniburrow, Great Linford, Milton keynes, Giffard Park, Bradwell Common

Nearest Train Stations

  • Milton Keynes Central (0.9 miles)
  • Wolverton (3.7 miles)
  • Bow Brickhill (3.7 miles)
  • Bletchley (4 miles)
  • Woburn Sands (4.1 miles)
  • Fenny Stratford (4.3 miles)
  • Aspley Guise (4.8 miles)
  • Ridgmont (6.1 miles)
  • Lidlington (7.4 miles)
  • Millbrook (Bedfordshire) (8.5 miles)

Wheelchair access: Yes

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Consulting Room of Milton Keynes Accredited  Counsellor Ilse Maria Leenders

Updated 13 April 2018