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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fear of Flying
£45.00-£49.00 per session
My clinic in Faversham is easily accessible from the railway station and there is parking available nearby.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is flexible availability for appointments at both venues..
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|