Lesley Susan Cooper MBACP (Accredited) Dip Couns. Dip Sup.
Are you struggling to cope and looking for ways to manage life? Life can be a constant struggle, causing havoc and destruction, finding a way forward alone may feel daunting and relentless and reaching out for professional help is the first step.
I have a genuine belief in the benefits gained in connecting with your authentic self, giving freedom to choose when or if you need to wear a mask and hide your real self.
As an experienced and professional Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I offer you a respectful, non judgemental and safe environment for us to work together exploring your fears, anxieties, patterns and triggers. I will facilitate your ability to gain understanding of yourself, your behaviours and reactions, growing self awareness and developing a greater sense of your identity leading to a rise in confidence and self esteem.
I will work with you to find ways for you to cope, manage your life, make decisions, bring an enhanced sense of contentment and wellbeing by providing you with a base from which you can build your life. My approach is honest and genuine, working at your pace, providing a confidential safe therapeutic space. I work from a peaceful therapy room with a view from the window across an area of green land and trees.
I am an Accredited member of the BACP and work alongside their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I offer long or short term counselling, weekly or two weekly, am experienced in a wide range of issues: all types of trauma, dissociation, depression; post natal depression; anxiety; panic, suicidal ideation, 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, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and some aspects of 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.
Clinical Supervision I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor to counsellors/psychotherapists. I work in line with the BACP Ethical Framework and believe having a strong ethical framework underpins the safety of our clients and ourselves. Fortnightly or monthly supervision available. Please call or email any enquiries.
Training, qualifications & experience
BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Couples and Relationship Counselling
Integrative Diploma in Clinical Supervision
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.
I have been working with clients for nearly 10 years, my skills cover a wide spectrum of issues.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- 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
- 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)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Costs per session
Individuals (over 18yrs) : £45
Counselling/Psychotherapy Students £30
Couples : £65
Clinical Supervision: £40.00 per hour
Counselling/Psychotherapy students : £25 per hour / £40 for 1.5 hours for
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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Type of session
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Types of client
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