Jeanette Lester

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Children, Adolescent & Adult Counsellor MBACP (MNCS Accred)
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Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13
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About me

Welcome! My name is Jeanette and I am a member of the BACP and NCS Accredited counsellor based in Sevenoaks, Kent. I specialise in support and counselling services for children, young people and adults who, have or, are experiencing a wide range of difficulties and issues including family issues.

Counselling provides you with a space to think about, explore and talk about any 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 in a confidential and safe environment. My 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 also have a wealth of experience in counselling and therapeutic play techniques working with children and young people with a wide range of personal issues. This therapy is provided in an environment which is safe and supportive, where feelings can be expressed through talking, creative work and therapeutic play. I sometimes incorporate art materials and sensory objects to allow children to communicate and express difficulties in their lives in a way that works and feels comfortable for them.

I have experience in dealing with a range of issues including:

  • 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
  • Family Issues
  • Other Issues

How can I help?

As a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I use a wide variety of approaches including CBT, person-centred and Psychodynamic. I combine these approaches according to the client's needs, as I believe 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.

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 Place2Be ,the UK's leading mental health organisation for children and adolescents. I have  volunteered  at Mind Bereavement Service providing counselling to  adults who were  bereaved through Covid 19. I am a registered member of the BACP and  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.

  • Currently studying -MA in Transpersonal Child , Adolescent and Family Therapy -CCPE -2024
  • Applied EFT Practitioner -2022
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency -2022
  • Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling -Chrysalis-2022
  • Certificate  in  Working with couples/ Other Relationships -The Grove-2021
  • Level 4 certificate in Counselling Children -CPCAB-2020

Advance Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling  Ad Dip PC-Level 4

Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory Dip CST

Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills

Safeguarding Training Advanced Level 2&3

Place 2Be  Training for children and young people 


Working Therapeutically with High Function Autism-Bramham Therapy

Advanced skills Treating Complicated Grief- Practical CBT 

Treating Complicated Grief ,Bereavement  and loss-Practical CBT

Complex PTSD &Dissociation ;CBT Clinical Skills -PTSD Trauma Workshop.

PSTD. Trauma &Beyond ; The Essentials  - PTSD Trauma Workshop

Trauma Focused CBT -APT

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Counselling Fees:

Children & Adolescents £55.00 - (45 Minutes)

Adults £60.00 -(50 Minutes)

Couples £70.00 (60.00 Minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible appointment times including daytime, evenings and weekends.

Further information

I specialise in counselling young people and children. I am experienced at working with children and young people with additional educational needs including; children on the Autistic Spectrum, Aspergers, ADHD and those with physical disabilities.

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Jeanette Lester
Jeanette Lester