Lesley Barrington - Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor - MBACP
84 College Road
Sometimes life may be challenging, confusing and difficult to work out on your own. I offer you the space to think and gain perspective on your life that feels right for you, giving opportunity for you to find your voice and to be heard, to tell your story ('journey of you') and work towards gaining the most from your life.
As Rumi says,
"Come again, please, come again,
whoever you are.
Religious, infidel, heretic or pagan.
Even if you promised a hundred times
and a hundred times you broke your promise,
This door is not the door
Of hopelessness and frustration.
This door is open for everybody.
Come, come as you are.
Hello, My name is Lesley, I am an experienced and professionally accredited qualified Integrative Counsellor / psychotherapist / Supervisor for Counsellors & Psychotherapists and a Personal Life Coach. I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I am committed to working within their ethical principles and I regularly attend courses to enhance my personal development and keep abreast of an ever changing environment.
I have experience in working with clients to explore and overcome depression, emotional upset, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, victims of suicide, drug and alcohol addictions, anxiety, domestic violence, stress, panic attacks, couples, relationship difficulties, children/adults of divorced parents, low self-esteem, anger, guilt, rejection, emptiness, loneliness, loss of identity and terminal illness. Bereavement – can include any of the above as well as, learning to rediscover the ‘self’, manage and understand your loss, readjust one’s life and to reduce the short or long-term effects of unresolved grief, to name but a few.
In order to provide a good service to you, it necessitates for me to understand your individual needs with that you may be facing, as well as considering your circumstances of disability, culture, social inclusion and employment/unemployment from your perspective. I view every human being as a unique individual, and, I approach you as such, without judgment and with confidentiality, in a warm environment with freedom for you to tell your story as it is.
As an Integrative Therapist I am able to deploy a wide range of theories for addressing many different kinds of psychological distresses. My aim is to work with you, for you to achieve your goals so you can manage or eliminate symptoms and work towards enjoying a more productive and less stressful life.
The type of therapy is subject to your presenting issues and your desired goals. The therapy sessions offered can be short-term or long term depending on your needs, for which may vary due to any additional issues that may evolve through your therapy.
I offer therapy in two locations - on the outskirts of Maidstone and in Bromley Kent.
I offer Skype and telephone therapy too.
Please contact me with any questions you may have and/or to make an appointment on telephone number: 07762 628283 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling
Post Graduate in Therapeutic Integrative
Diploma in Supervision
Certificate in Counselling studies
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Initial Counselling Skills
Certificate in British Sign Language
Certificate in Gestalt Therapy
Certificate in Mindfulness
Certificate in Working with ‘Fathers and Sons'
Certificate in Drug Awareness 1 & 2
Certificate in Dual Diagnosis
Certificate in Existential Perspectives in Bereavement
Certificate in Sexual Abuse Awareness and its impact
Certificate in Share - Providing training to the Community
Certificate in impact of loss and bereavement in Families
Certificate in psychosynthesis Bereavement Training
Certificate in Mentoring
Certificate in Equality & Diversity
Certificate in Disability Discrimination Act
To name but a few
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- 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
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapist
I offer student rates to those studying on a Counselling/Psychotherapy course
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
Individual Therapy £40/£60 per 1 hour session
Couple Therapy £55/£85 per 1 hour session
Supervision £40/£60 per 1 hour session Reduced rates for students studying Counselling &/or Psychotherapy courses.
Life Coach £80/£120 per 1 hour session
Home visits by negotiation
I offer reduced rates to clients on low income and students currently studying on a Counselling &/or Psychotherapy course
A therapeutic session lasts for 50 to 60 minutes, usually on a weekly, one-to-one basis, or as a couple.
I offer short and long-term therapy, depending on the presenting issues and needs of the client.
I currently have places for counsellors looking for Supervision.
I also have a few places for trainee counsellors looking for supervision.
I currently have places for counsellors looking for Supervision.
I also have a few places for trainee counsellors looking for supervision at low rates.
Group work facilitator
Diversity and dealing with identity loss
Work with dreams
Anxiety, Panic & Nervous Disorders
Trauma, Love and Loss
Grief, Bereavement & Sadness
Separation & Loss
Jealousy & Betrayal
Working with children
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am to 8.40pm Monday to Friday. 10 - 1pm Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Effective Counselling is demanding, it can drain your inner resources, consume your energies and raise questions that you need to take somewhere. I acknowledge the importance of paying attention to use of theories from humanistic, transpersonal, psychodynamic, transactional analysis, existential and cognitive approaches. I am interested in transference/counter-transference issues, unconscious and parallel processes, the use of metaphor and symbolism.View supervision profile