Lesley Brookes MA BSc DipCP MBACP NCS(Acc)
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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fear of Flying
£49.00 per session
£55.00 per session for couples
My clinic in Faversham is easily accessible from the railway station and there is parking available nearby.