Lesley Susan Cooper MBACP (Accredited) Dip Couns. Dip Sup.
Life can be a massive struggle, causing havoc and destruction, constantly putting on a 'brave face' is exhausting and relentless. I offer an opportunity for you to allow me to be with you on this journey, to find a way forward even if that currently feels impossible.
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 explore your worries and fears. We can learn what works for you. 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.
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 counselling weekly or two weekly depending upon your requirements. I am experienced in a wide range of issues: 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, 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 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.
I have been working with clients for 10 years and believe in the human spirit to instinctively try to survive in the best way that can no matter how adapted that may be.
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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 £25/30
Couples : £65
Clinical Supervision: £40.00 per hour
Counselling/Psychotherapy students : £25 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