Lesley Brookes MA BSc DipCP MBACP NCS(Acc)

Lesley Brookes MA BSc DipCP MBACP NCS(Acc)

Gatefield Clinic
9 Gatefield Lane
ME13 8NX



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About me

As an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I have worked with a wide range of clients over a number of years enabling them to move forward with their lives in a happier and more fulfilling way.

My approach is basically psychodynamic but will vary from client to client. Usually we will look initially at your most pressing area of concern  - the 'presenting' problem. We then usually look at your background and early experiences - allowing you to make links between how you are behaving and feeling now, and what has happened to you along the way. From here you will become enabled to move towards the future with new insights and understandings and a new freedom.

Feedback from my clients has always been very positive:

'I am ready to live again, and take chances, and for that I thank you'.

'I can't begin to thank you enough...not only did you help me through my darkest days, but you have helped me to become a stronger, happier person altogether'.
' ...it has helped me to understand why I think, feel and behave the way I do and, more importantly, how I can change'.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters degree in  Psychology and a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have worked in the field of counselling for over twenty years - almost half of these within the NHS.

I now work in private  practice in  Faversham and Canterbury.
I see  a range of clients whose issues include  addictions, phobias, depression, panic attacks, anxiety, relationship problems,anger issues, eating disorders and self-harm as well as issues arising from bereavement.

I am an accredited  member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) as well as being an accredited member of The National Counselling Society. I work to the BACP code of ethics.

I have been involved with training for the Samaritans and assisted schools with their management of young people with anger issues, autism or behavioural difficulties.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Fear of Flying


£45.00-£49.00 per session

Further information

My clinic  in Faversham is easily accessible from the railway station and there is parking available nearby.

Maps & Directions

Faversham, ME13 8NX
Canterbury, CT1 3RY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


There is flexible availability for appointments at both venues..

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme