Counselling is for when life overwhelms us and we need someone to talk to. No matter how close we are to our friends and family, we just don’t want to worry them with some things.
These issues may include:
- bereavement and other losses
- diet, overeating and weight problems
- low self-esteem and lack of confidence
Counselling offers you a safe, friendly environment to express any emotions, feelings, worries or concerns without fear of recriminations or judgement. Anyone can benefit from counselling, it can be useful when experiencing a crisis or a trauma or to deepen self-awareness.
By talking to a professional counsellor, you can explore your feelings and thoughts. You can develop options for changing the way you relate to others and to yourself.
There is no one type of therapy that will fit all people, so as an Integrated Counsellor I use a number of different models to best help my client’s sort out any issues that are troubling them. Initially training in Person Centred Therapy I am now also trained in Advanced Transactional Analysis.
If you are struggling with an issue and would like to chat before you commit to counselling, please feel free to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with a level 5 Diploma in Person Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a People Practitioner Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis from TA Works in Oxford.
I have run my own private practice for the past 10 years and also work as a volunteer counsellor at a local GP surgery.
Having worked as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition consultant for over 26 years I now specialise in eating and weight management issues, running both groups and one-to-one counselling sessions specifically for these issues.
I undertake regular supervision and continued professional development to maintain high standards.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Obesity related issues.
One-to-one counselling = £35.00 - £50.00 per session
Group places = £10.00 - £15.00
Block booking discounts available.
A number of reduced rate appointments are available.
My practice is 2 miles from the centre of Wolverhampton and has free parking.
Working with Lesley has enabled me to look not just at my attitude to food and body image, but also the underlying reasons behind what I think about them. For the first time in my life I feel that I understand my motivations and I have been amazed at the difference this has made to me. It's given me a greater sense of control over my life and a new appreciation of my body shape and eating patterns. I feel as if I can now make the changes I've always wanted to make. I would recommend Lesley to anyone who feels they have struggled with their weight or attitude to food.
Transactional Analysis makes perfect sense. It helped me to clearly understand how my thought processes had led me to where I was today. More importantly, it showed how I could alter my thought processes and challenge learned behaviours. It enabled me to take control. Lesley Snowdon is an excellent practitioner; I would not hesitate to recommend both Lesley and T.A.
Having completed the 12-week Tried Every Diet programme at the end of 2012, I got through my first Christmas without gaining a load of weight or feeling guilty about everything to do with food. Now 6 months on, I am still working with Lesley but this time in her gym. 15 pounds and counting and this time with a new mind-set towards food, it seems to be staying off, with no (or hardly any) cravings and definitely no sabotage of the healthy eating plan. Sorting my head out before attempting to start healthy eating and exercise has really done the trick and I would thoroughly recommend the ‘TED’ programme - it really works.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available 6 days per week.
Types of client