Lesley Murphy BACP Snr.Reg. Counsellor
74 Station Road
01904 797695 / 07814 097188
From January 2nd 2018 I will be offering only brief focussed counselling to clients possibly funded by their employers or health insurance.
Short focussed counselling is helpful to address and manage specific problems, recent loss or life events and relationship crises. It aims to enable clients to gain an understanding about how present difficulties may be drawing in past problems. Our current climate of uncertainty brings issues over employment insecurity or redundancy .
I have worked as a counsellor and supervisor in independent practice for over twenty years. Previously I worked concurrently for twelve years in NHS settings counselling, supervising and leading a team of primary care counsellors.. I have a training background and I have worked on counsellor and supervisor training courses as wells as offering focussed workshops and seminars. I currently work for several EAP providers who offer short-term funded counselling to employees. I am a BUPA registered practitioner.
My core psychodynamic approach means that I am committed to relate to clients as a whole person in the context of their lives. Clients may choose counselling for help with current difficulties with relationship issues, work problems and feelings of overwhelming anxiety, depression, negative thought patterns, low mood or lack of self-esteem. My experience and training as a Yoga teacher enables me to offer techniques for relaxation, mindfulness and stress management.
Overall, I offer empathy within the counselling relationship, aiming to enable and encourage clients to strengthen their own resources and begin to find ways to make the changes they are seeking.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills (RSA) 1987
Master of Psychoanalytic Observational Studies (University of Leeds) 1999
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Supervision
(Westminster Pastoral Foundation) 1991
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have many years of experience working in organisations e.g. NHS, Leeds Counselling (formerly WPF Counselling North) and voluntary organisations as a counsellor, trainer and manager. I offer counselling relating to organisational change and training matters.
I offer free-lance training on counselling related subjects.
I offer supervision to counsellors and counselling supervisors (suprvision of supervision).
My fee for an assessment session of one and a quarter hours is £55.00
My fees fo ongoing counselling sessions of fifty minutes is £45.00
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments offered on Tuesday, Wednesday , Thursday 7.45 a.m.-6.00 p.m.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|