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Lesley Brookes MA BSc DipCP MBACP NCS(Acc)

Faversham ME13 & Canterbury CT1
07821404084 07821404084 Registered / Accredited

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

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Fear of Flying

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£49.00 per session

£55.00 per session for couples

Further information

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

Gatefield Clinic
9 Gatefield Lane
ME13 8NX


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

ground floor room


There is flexible availability for appointments at both venues..

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Lesley Brookes MA BSc DipCP MBACP NCS(Acc)

Lesley Brookes MA BSc DipCP MBACP NCS(Acc)