Lesley Susan Cooper MBACP (Accredited) Dip Couns. Dip Sup.

Lesley Susan Cooper MBACP (Accredited) Dip Couns. Dip Sup.

Clarence Road
Sidcup
Kent
DA14 4DL

07717 536431

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Clarence Road
Sidcup
Kent
DA14 4DL

07717 536431

About me

Hi

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

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

Fees

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

Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Sidcup, DA14 4DL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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.

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