Lesley Susan Cooper MBACP (Accredited) Dip Couns. Dip Sup.
I have been working with clients for nearly 10 years and believe in the human spirit to instinctively try to survive in the best way known, no matter how compliant and adapted that may be.
My experiences have led me to understanding how challenging life can be bringing us down and needing to constantly put on a 'brave face' which is exhausting and relentless. I can help you, together we can look at what is happening and empower you to make changes.
It's not easy to reach out for help, often not knowing what to expect, if counselling will work or what may be required of you. Trusting someone else with your thoughts and sharing in a way you may not have experienced before is often outside the comfort zone and easy to dismiss and avoid by excessive working, addictions, distractions and many other ways to suppress feelings, thoughts and emotions keeping them trapped inside.
Entering into the commitment of Counselling can bring anxiety and takes courage. Deciding to take action and stop avoiding those physical feelings that are consistently there. Getting to know yourself, your patterns and your triggers gives you much personal power, once you embark on the journey with me to unlock your fears, what drives you and what keeps you stuck you will find you have options and choice.
As an experienced and professional Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist I have a wide range of knowledge and skills built from working with a range of issues, concerns and all kinds of trauma. My approach is respectful, honest, gentle and genuine, working at your pace, providing a confidential safe therapeutic space where you have the autonomy to explore and share as you desire.
I offer to facilitate your ability to gain understanding of yourself, your behaviours and reactions. Do you know who you really are, what you want and where you would like to get to? Are you ready to take that journey into the unknown to find out? Growing self awareness and developing a greater sense of your identity leads to a increased confidence and self esteem, allowing you to feel whole and worthwhile as a valuable person.
As an Accredited member of the BACP I work alongside their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I work from a peaceful therapy room with a view from the window across an area of green land and trees.
I offer counselling weekly or fortnightly depending upon your requirements. I am experienced in a wide range of issues: complex trauma, dissociative identity disorder (previously called multiple personality disorder), depression; post natal depression; anxiety; panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, self harm; sexual abuse; physical and emotional abuse; relationship breakdown, low self esteem, bereavement, stress.
My style of counselling is Integrative which combines theoretical models, Person Centred, Psychotherapy, aspects of CBT and Transactional Analysis. I may also work creatively using art, mind-maps, stones and other objects etc, if this is something you and I decide is right for you.
Thank you for reading my profile which I hope has been helpful to you.
Clinical Supervision - I hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervisor to counsellors/psychotherapists. I work in line with the BACP Ethical Framework and have a strong ethical framework which underpins the safety of clients and ourselves. Fortnightly or monthly supervision available. Please call or email any enquiries.
Training, qualifications & experience
BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Integrative Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Couples and Relationship Counselling
Regular and ongoing commitment to CPD
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) and work in line with their Ethical Framework. I believe a strong ethical way of being enhances good practice and provides a key element of safety for vulnerable clients.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Thank you for your interest in reading my profile.
I will always get back to you at my earliest opportunity if you leave your contact details either by telephone or email.
Thank you. Lesley
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
Costs per session
Individuals (over 18yrs) : £45
Counselling/Psychotherapy Students £30
Couples : £65
Clinical Supervision: £40.00 per hour
Counselling/Psychotherapy students : £30 per hour / £40 for 1.5 hours
Many thanks Lesley
I am located a short walk from Sidcup High Street and Sidcup Station (trains from Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street approx 30 mins journey).
I am conveniently situated for M20, M25 and A2.
Free parking easily available.
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Supervision & training
As an experienced therapist and Accredited member of the BACP, I have worked continually with clients for nearly 10 years during which time I have developed strong skills and experience.View supervision profile