Beverley Lester

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London, NW7
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About me

I am a BACP and UKCP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor and I offer brief and long-term private counselling and psychotherapy on a once and twice a week basis. I am a clinical supervisor and offer both group and individual supervision

I have been in practice for over 18 years with many years experience as part of a mental health team for the NHS in both primary care and outpatient psychiatric units and also as a counsellor with several mental health charities. For 8 years I was a visiting lecturer within the School of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. I am a clinical supervisor for The Counselling Foundation and an Experiential Training Group facilitator for The Minster Centre

I am within a few minutes walk from bus and train station and also offer off-street parking.

Prior to training as a psychotherapist and counsellor I had a career in publishing as a writer and editor for international organisations in the UK, Israel and South Africa.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Middlesex University
4-year Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre.
1-year Diploma in Psychodynamic Supervision from WPF

Areas of experience:
Relationship difficulties
Eating disorders
Low self esteem
Second Generation Holocaust Survivors
Corporate Sector Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Further information

Registered practitioner with WPA and Aviva

Mill Hill, London, NW7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Beverley Lester
Beverley Lester