Lesley Susan Cooper MBACP (Accredited) Dip Couns. Dip Sup.
Hello and welcome to my profile
I am an Accredited member of the BACP. I offer you a chance to develop a therapeutic relationship with me which will allow us to work together and gain perspective and understanding of your areas of concern. As human beings, I believe we try out best to survive, no matter how painful, compliant and adapted that may be.
Difficult experiences in life or traumatic events can cause a number of symptoms, both physical and emotional. Listening to intrusive negative thoughts and carrying on with unhelpful behaviour is a way of life for many people. It does not need to be that way, I offer you the chance to look at what is happening and initiate change.
I know from my own experience that it is not easy to reach out for help, often not knowing what to expect, if counselling will work or what may be required. It is often breaking point that forces us to look for help and trusting someone else with your thoughts and sharing in a way you may not have experienced before is often outside the comfort zone and easy to dismiss and avoid by excessive working, addictions, distractions and many other ways to suppress feelings, thoughts and emotions keeping them trapped inside.
As an experienced professional I have a wide range of knowledge and skills built over the years of working with a variety of issues and concerns. My approach is respectful, honest, gentle and genuine, working at your pace, providing a confidential safe therapeutic space where you have the autonomy to explore and share as you desire.
I offer counselling weekly or fortnightly depending upon your requirements. Some of the areas I work with are: complex trauma, abuse, dissociative identity disorder, all kinds of depression; anxiety; panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, self harm; relationship breakdown, low self esteem, stress, loss and bereavement,.
As an Accredited member of the BACP I work alongside their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I work from a peaceful therapy room with a view from the window across an area of green land and trees.
My style of counselling is Integrative which combines theoretical models, Person Centred, Psychotherapy, aspects of CBT and Transactional Analysis. I may also work creatively using art, mind-maps, stones and other objects etc, if this is something you and I decide is right for you.
Thank you for reading my profile which I hope has been helpful to you.
Clinical Supervision - I hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervisor to counsellors/psychotherapists. I work in line with the BACP Ethical Framework and have a strong ethical framework which underpins the safety of clients and ourselves. Fortnightly or monthly supervision available. Please call or email any enquiries.
Training, qualifications & experience
BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Integrative Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Couples and Relationship Counselling
Regular and ongoing commitment to CPD
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) and work in line with their Ethical Framework. I believe a strong ethical way of being enhances good practice and provides a key element of safety for vulnerable clients.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality 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
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Thank you for your interest in reading my profile.
I will always get back to you at my earliest opportunity if you leave your contact details either by telephone or email.
Thank you. Lesley
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
Costs per session
Individuals (over 18yrs) : £45
Counselling/Psychotherapy Students £30
Couples : £65
Clinical Supervision: £40.00 per hour
Counselling/Psychotherapy students : £30 per hour / £40 for 1.5 hours
Many thanks Lesley
I am located a short walk from Sidcup High Street and Sidcup Station (trains from Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street approx 30 mins journey).
I am conveniently situated for M20, M25 and A2.
Free parking easily available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
As an experienced therapist and Accredited member of the BACP, I have worked continually with clients for nearly 10 years during which time I have developed strong skills and experience.View supervision profile