Lesley Shrapnell.MSc. MBACP.(Snr.Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor
As a trained counsellor, MBACP (Snr. Accred.) I believe each person is an individual, therefore my counselling is tailored to meet your own needs. I am a UKRCP (Reg Independent Counsellor) and a MBACP (Snr. Accred) supervisor.
I offer professional, sensitive, confidential counselling, for individuals, adolescents, couples and organisations, working in 'Integrity Counselling', an independent practice in Farnborough.
I do both short term and long term work. I aim to make an initial appointment within one week.
Coming for counselling can be a big step at a difficult time in your life.
Finding the right counsellor for you can be difficult even when you have decided to explore counselling, you can feel uncertain of sharing with a stranger your innermost thoughts and problems that you may never have shared with anyone before. This is understandable even if you are looking to further your self awareness, sometimes this first step can be the hardest.
When you come for your first session we discuss matters of confidentiality and agree a contract to allow us to work together within safe boundaries. I work within the ethical guidelines of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.) I commence by establishing a professional working relationship that is agreeable to both of us. I offer a free half hour to assess the problem that you bring to me. If we feel able to work together to form an open and trusting relationship, and both agree to continue, I offer a safe space in which we can explore and listen to your needs. Sometimes voicing your problem to someone independent of your situation can allow solutions to come to the surface and give clarity.
Each person finds their way forward in their own unique way, quite often clients feel valued and listened to for the first time ever. This often alters their view of themselves enabling them to change their approach to relationships. These changes are a result of working together in a trusting and open relationship, with therapy tailored to your individual needs.
I used to run Rushmoor and District Mental Health Association,where I gained understanding and experience in Mental Illness from the many people who came for help. This is where my interest in psychology started. I completed an honours degree in psychology in 1989 and continued on to study counselling and also counselling supervision. I have gained much experience on a wide range of issues as a counsellor / psychotherapist working within B.A.E. Systems and Olive Branch Counselling Service.
I offer one hour sessions per week, six sessions are sufficient for straightforward problems but for deeper and more complex issues I offer more open ended sessions.
I also offer telephone or skype counselling if unable to attend sessions.
I am a qualified supervisor for counsellors, counselling students, trainee supervisors and others, please contact me for further details.
I currently supervise trained counsellors and have students from CWR, Farnborough College of Technology, Guildford College, London Theological College and Roehampton University. I also supervise other professionals for career, professional and personal development.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc. War and Psychiatry.
Adv.Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Couple Counselling Certificate.
MBACP.(Snr. Accred). Supervisor.
Dip. in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.
I have completed various professional development courses including,
NHS clinical training CBT for trauma focused post traumatic stress,
and from Battlefield to Street: One uniform to another (International Critical Stress Foundation.)
(See website for further details).
I have experience working with individuals, adolescents, and couples
in private practice, and in an international company and charitable organisations.
I have worked with B.A.E.Systems, Marks and Spencer, Live Well Work Well, St James' Place, Health Sure UK. Pathways Through Trauma, Group 4, Cigna Health Group, Hampshire Fire Brigade, Reading Homeless Trust now Launchpad, Terence Higgins Trust.
I receive referrals from individuals, word of mouth, psychologists, GP's, Companies, EAP's, Unions, Charities and through B.A.C.P. and Counselling Directory's website and my own website (integrity counselling).
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Health related problems,such as;
Work related problems,such as;
Relationship problems with colleagues, employees or management.
Step parent issues.
As a B.A.C.P. (snr. accred.) counsellor with over 13 years experience and B.A.C.P. ( Snr. Accred.) supervisor of individuals my fee is;
£50 for individuals.
The first session lasts one and a half hours, the first half hour of which is free.
£65 for couples for 1hour 30 mins.
Payable on the day. Some concessions available
Companies and unions please phone for further details.
For your security I am GDPR (2018) legislation compliant.
Integrity counselling is in easy reach
of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire
Parking is available.
I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.