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About me

Welcome! My name is Jeanette and I am an NCS Accredited counsellor in Sevenoaks, Kent. I am able to offer flexible appointments to both children,adolescents and adults.

Counselling can offer you the space to think about, explore and talk about issues that may be concerning or affecting the quality of your life. Together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you. The aim is to help you take greater control of your life so that you feel more content, resilient and able to respond to life's challenges.

I have experience in dealing with a range of issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Life Transitions
  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem
  • Eating Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Professional/Career Issues
  • College/Graduate School Issues
  • Medical and Health Concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement
  • Other Issues.

How can I help?

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, meaning that I use a wide variety of approaches including CBT, person-centred and Psychodynamic. I combine these approaches according to the client's needs, believing no two people or issue can be solved with one process.
 
I work from the premise that our early experiences have a big influence on who we are today. From the early years, we learn to adapt to our environment, often at the cost of our more creative and unique sides. I see those experiences as powerful forces subconsciously shaping our lives, determining how we are in the world now, how we relate to others and what is the relationship with ourselves.

Therapy provides an opportunity to heal the wounds of the painful disconnections from the past by expressing your truth in a confidential and non-judgemental space. It can be challenging, but it can present opportunities for growth and life that feels more real and satisfying.

I have a DBS enhanced certificate and professional indemnity insurance in place.I also work creatively ,sometimes incorporating art materials  and sensory objects. To support children to communicate difficulties in their lives  in a way that works and feels comfortable for them. To book your first appointment please contact me on 07956 394921 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training includes working for DAVSS - domestic abuse charity as an advisor. I have also worked at West Kent College as a student counsellor.  I trained with Place2B ,the UK's leading mental health organisation for children and adolescents. I am a registered member of the National Counselling Society; thus meaning I have met their standards of proficiency for private work and I practise within their ethical framework. I am also an approved Anxiety UK Therapist.

  • Advance Diploma In Psychotherapeutic  counselling  Ad Dip PC
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory Dip CST
  • Level 3 certificate in Hypnotherapy and counselling skills (QCF)
  • NCFE level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (adults)
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Place2Be Training for young people.

Level 4 certificate in Counselling Children - CPCAB

I attend regular supervision and attend training sessions on a regular basis in a variety of counselling topics.

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.

NCS

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

National Counselling Society

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with;

  • School issues
  • Exam Pressures
  • Parental separation and divorce
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Friendship issues
  • Bullying

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • HealthAssured

Additional information

Counselling Fees:

Children & Adolescents £40.00 - (45 Minutes)

Adults £45.00 -(50 Minutes)

Availability

Flexible appointment times including daytime, evenings and weekends.

Further information

I specialise in counselling young people and children. I have experience working with children with additional educational needs, children on the autistic spectrum,Aspergers ,ADHD and those with physical disabilities.

Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Jeanette Lester - Children, Adolescent & Adult Counsellor (MNCS Accred)

Jeanette Lester - Children, Adolescent & Adult Counsellor (MNCS Accred)