Lesley Ludlow

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MBACP Senior Accredited
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Croydon, Surrey, CR0
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About me

Collectively we have been through a few difficult years of change and stress. If you are now reading this I'm wondering how affected you have been by recent events or are issues from the past now emerging which you are struggling to cope with on your own.  Maybe you are feeling more anxious and stressed and your self esteem and confidence is at a point where going out and socialising or even getting up in the morning can feel like you have to climb a mountain.  Or are issues now re-surfacing like difficult relationships, work stress, anxiety, health,  depression or financial worries.  

In a lot of cases it feels hard to talk to friends and many worry about being a burden. In a way it is easier to talk to a therapist who is not linked to your life. As your therapist what I can offer is a space for you to express how you are feeling and together we will hopefully be able to help you move to a place where you feel more in charge of your life and emotions and hopefully build your self esteem and belief in yourself. I work in an exploratory way which isn't about giving advice, but more about helping you form your own mind.  I only work daytime and do not unfortunately have evening or weekend sessions available. 

I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been accredited since 2001 and running a private practice for 22 years now based in Shirley near Croydon.  I am also the ex-Chair and current Executive Committee member for BACP members working in private practice.

My style of working is integrative with an emphasis on a psychodynamic theoretical approach. What that means is that I offer an exploratory style of therapy based on a theory that we are shaped by events and relationships in our childhood. My style of working would focus on past events as well as relationships and attachment issues in the present. I operate an open ended policy so I would work with you until you reach a point where you feel you are able to see things from a different perspective rather than perhaps the troubled view that exists at the moment. Sessions take place on a weekly basis, at a mutually agreed time, either once or twice a week, dependent on need.

If you are interested in working online, please make sure you are in a place where you can't be overheard and you have a secure WiFi connection.  It's OK for you to sit in your car or walk if you can't create a confidential space in your house.

For future reference, my consulting room is based in Shirley, Surrey and on the Kent border, there is a choice of 4 buses from central Croydon to Shirley or the 119 from Bromley. I am 3 minutes walk from the 194 bus stop from/to East and West Croydon. There is ample free parking outside.

For companies, I can offer group and 1-1 sessions for support with critical incidents at work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Accreditation with BACP
Attachment Theory Training
Senior Practitioner qualification
Couple counselling training
Critical Incident Training
Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Committee member on BACP Private Practice Executive Committee

Host for BACP conferences. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer short term (usually 6-12 sessions) focused counselling which can be beneficial for work stress, trauma, anxiety and bereavement.


£70.00 - £85.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Croydon - Individual 1-2-1 sessions - £70 daytime sessions

£85 for couples.

Skype or Zoom sessions £70

Supervision £60

On site critical incident counselling - fee to be discussed

When I work

I currently only have limited  daytime availability.

Further information

A session lasts 50 minutes and can be booked on a regular day and time, where possible, once a week. I am also able to accommodate shift workers

Co-facilitator of Network group for counsellors based in Eastbourne.

Available onsite for Critical Incidents 

Croydon, Surrey, CR0

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Sessions available via Zoom are available.


In person

BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and supervisor trained integratively so able to offer supervision across several modalities excluding CBT.

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Lesley Ludlow
Lesley Ludlow