Lesley Osterberg MBACP, BA Counsellor,(1st Hons) & Holistic Practitioner
Whatever the reason something is holding you back from being happy, fulfilled or successful, I can help you facilitate change and aid you in your pursuit of a more contented, rewarding and healthy life.
I understand how hard it is to talk about ones troubles and issues; and how needing help can be distressing in its self. We all face times and situations in our lives when we do not know how to cope or know what to do for the best. Although we try, we find ourselves struggling to get through it. Seeking professional help is often a good way in order to start your own healing and at finding your solutions.
It can be hard to talk to family and friends about very deep and personal issues for fear of being judged and misunderstood, therefore seeking short term psychological help can be very beneficial.
I am able to provide an effective and sympathetic service to clients with a multitude of issues and problems. I provide a safe and comfortable space, whereby I will tailor your counselling and psychotherapy sessions, in order that you gain, what you have expressed you want to achieve. I build towards a working relationship between each individual client, incorporating empathy and trust, into a nonjudgemental alliance that works within your own values, beliefs, culture and faith.
Please feel free to call for an informal chat about your needs, during normal business hours. if I am unavailable, then please leave a message and I will get back to you asap.Many thanks and best wishes.
Training, qualifications & experience
We work with and have experience in a vast array of hard to tackle issues from bereavement, depression, anxiety, domestic hardship and abuse, as well as issues around drug and alcohol dependancy
1st Class honours in BA Counselling and Psychothrapy
Holistic medicine practitioner
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes , juvenile diabetes,chronic illness, death of a pet, victims of crime, holistic counselling, EFT, Visualisation, meditation, body work counselling, Reiki, metaphysics, polarity therapy, complementary therapy
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
£40 per 50 mins session ( for people in employment)
£30 per 50 min session( for working tax credit or DLA, proof required)
£20 per 50 min session ( for unemployed person, proof required)
£20 per 50 min session( for students / trainee counsellors)
Holistic treatments 35 pounds per hour
Being a foster carer can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Taking on another person's child, left alone with that young person with little support and the event's of a past week, month or year, can leave you feeling battered and sad. We have counsellors that have been Foster carers, who know first hand how isolated and alone you can feel at times. Sometimes it is better to talk to someone who is independent, who has experienced what you are going through,because you do not want to appear as if you are struggling with certain aspects of the role to others who may judge you. We are impartial and want to hear about you as a person and not just the important role that you have.
CARING FOR A LOVED ONE WITH ILLNESS (DIABETES)
Caring for a loved one can sometimes mean going way and above the call of duty. Being a carer for someone who is seriously ill or has a chronic illness like diabetes , dementia, ME, PTSD and a host of other conditions is a tough job. It can be exhausting, stressful and emotional and quite often the carer is left depleted and emotionally drained by their role.We have counsellors that specialise in this form of counselling and we can help you find a balance between being a carer for someone else and taking care of you.You may be a parent, a husband, a wife or sibling a person with an illness who is struggling with the physical and emotional demands of looking after that person. We can be here to support you and help you find solutions.
All forms of addictions, blights lives: yours, your families and all that are around you but we want to help. Sometimes we can help to manage the addiction and cut down and sometimes we can aid total recovery. Our experienced therapists have worked with drugs and alcohol dependency, as well as sexual additions, unhelpful relationships with food and over exercising. We are not here to judge, we are here to help; not to advise but to guide and support.
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
Most GP and IAPT services tend to club these two definitions of mental distress together, suggesting that both come hand -in hand, but from our experience, this is not always the case. They can both be present in clients but can become problemmatic at different times in the day, the year or throughout a life time. We tend avoid diagnosis and work with whatever the client brings so that its is the clients subjective experience that we help to heal.
Anxiety and depression can be so debilitating at times and effects a persons quality of life - from social phobia, driving phobia, to agoraphobia and feeling so low that coping with every day day life is a struggle. There are so many levels of this type of mental distress and triggers that it is hard to know where to start with theses condition at times.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon, Tues, Sat 10am until 8pm