Jennie Lester

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MA. MSc. RN. Advanced Diploma Counselling MBACP
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31
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About me

I have worked in the National Health Service (NHS) for over thirty years as a health professional. I am trained in both physical and mental health and wellbeing. I am a qualified counsellor with experience working with young people and adults especially with anxiety and depression.

As a health professional I have focussed my work on abuse and neglect and have been involved working in domestic abuse (including domestic homicides), neglect,  trauma and working with clients who are neuro-diverse. 

Clients reach out for counselling for a range of reasons, relationships, family, trauma, abuse, anger, addiction, feeling overwhelmed, grief, loss, domestic abuse, mental distress, work related stress, whatever the reason finding the right counsellor for you at the right time is important. 

Having worked and lived abroad for over three years, this experience has given me a wider view on certain cultural understanding. My work has a focus on respect, equality and diversity. 

I have been described as a compassionate counsellor and work at a relational depth to make a connection with clients. 

I offer counselling in central Leamington, in quiet confidential rooms. I offer face to face, online and phone.  I work locally, nationally and internationally. 

I am qualified, fully insured and comply with the Information Commissioner (GDPR regulations). 

I offer a free 30 mins counselling session for all new clients and I ensure my counselling is affordable by offering a limited number of sessions at a reduced rate for clients who are unwaged or on low income. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Bodies Membership

  • BACP 00976977
  • UKa4ta (Transactional Analysis 12875)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Training Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Masters Degree Health (MA)
  • Masters Degree Public Health (MSc)
  • CELTA

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

£45.00 - £65.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

My fees range dependent on personal circumstances, the range can be discussed at the first free consultation.  I believe in making counselling accessible and affordable.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

There are changes to my working hours due to clients requirements.  

Further information

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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There are steps to my counselling room, there is flexibility for clients with mobility issues to meet in other places.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom