D. Lesley Purvis FDACoun. MBACP (Accred)

D. Lesley Purvis FDACoun. MBACP (Accred)

43 Bolingbroke Road
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE29 7NF

Saville Therapies Centre
Saville Chambers
College Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE1 8JG

0191 2595886 / 07540579151

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43 Bolingbroke Road
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE29 7NF

Saville Therapies Centre
Saville Chambers
College Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE1 8JG

0191 2595886 / 07540579151

About me

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with much training and experience both with individuals and couples. I realise how important and difficult it is to choose and approach the right counsellor; and how daunting it can be to take that first step.  Therefore, your first appointment does not commit you to a full course of counselling sessions. Our first meeting will be an assessment of your difficulties, an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have; and will hopefully, help you decide if counselling is the way forward for you. I endeavour to offer an appointment within 5 working days of initial contact.  I provide a confidential space in comfortable, friendly and non judgmental environments in my consulting rooms in North Shields and Newcastle where together, we can safely explore the issues that are currently troubling you.

I am a Humanistic Counsellor qualified in the Person Centred approach to counselling.

At present I am studying for my Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and will use various techniques from this modality if I believe this will benefit you.

Also, because I have a certificate in couple counselling, I am able to help you with relationship problems, whether you come as a couple, or alone.           

So, if you are experiencing:


Depression

Anxiety

Stress at home or at work

Relationship difficulties

Bereavement

Low self esteem

Panic attacks

Problems with painful childhood memories/experiences

Confidence issues

Post Traumatic Stress

Obsessive Complusive Disorder

DID (Dissociation identity disorder)
       
Or something else that may be causing concern or distress and you think I can help (see full list of areas covered below), please contact me by email or telephone on the numbers provided above.                


Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified from Sunderland University with a Foundation Degree in Counselling with Commendation; and in addition to private practice, I have nearly 5 years experience working within a busy GP practices in the Newcastle area where I have experience working with patients with a wide range of issues.

As well as my private practice, I work for Employee Assistance Programmes who supply professionals for people who are employed by large, local companies and may be struggling with various issues including work related stress. 

I have worked as an affiliate counsellor for MHCO Northumberland IAPT Service.

I hold a RELATE Certificate in Couple Counselling.

An NCFE Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Supervision.

An NCFE Certificate in Bereavement Awareness and Skills.

I am a CRUSE Accredited Bereavement Counsellor and have counselled for the organisation on a voluntary basis as well as supervising the practice of other Bereavement Counsellors within CRUSE.

In addition I am currently studying for my Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

I attend ongoing continual professional and personal development training on a regular basis.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life changes
Decision making
Time management

Fees

Monday - Friday the fee is £35.00 per hour for individuals and £40.00 per hour for couples if attending the North Shields consulting room; and £45.00 per hour for individuals, £50.00 for couples if attending the Newcastle consulting room.

Supervision fee in North Shields is £40.00 per hour and £60.00 for 1.5 hours per month (as required by the BACP) £30.00 per hour for students and £45.00 for 1.5 hours per month to continue for a further 12 months following your graduation to help you become established.  Fees in Newcastle are £50.00 per hour and £75.00 for 1.5 hours per month.  Student rate is £40.00 per hour and £60.00 for 1.5 hours per month.

I offer a free initial appointment for supervision in North Shields only.

All counselling appointments are payable in advance of each session.

My consulting room in North Shields is at ground floor level and offers free parking.

My consulting room in Newcastle is at first floor level accessible by stairs or there is a stair lift if needed.  A convenient car park is situated nearby. 

Further information

I am BACP Accredited which shows that I have reached the high level of experience required and I work in accordance with their ethical framework for good practice at all times; and I also attend monthly supervision in line with their guidelines.

I have professional indemnity insurance and current CRB clearance.

Currently working towards Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Because I strive to work ethically at all times and to maintain the highest possible care for individuals, I regularly attend  personal and professional developmental workshops and relevant training programmes to keep up to date with current practice.

Maps & Directions

North Shields, NE29 7NF
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8JG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Appointments are offered between the hours of 10.00 a.m and 6.00 p.m Monday to Friday.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I hold an NCFE Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Supervision and offer a free, initial 1 hour appointment, designed to explore/discuss a mutually beneficial working relationship; and giving/receiving relevant information. Thereafter, my fee is £40.00 per 1 hour session, £60.00 per 1.5 hours a month (as required by the BACP) .

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