Lee Payton

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BSc (Hons), MBACP (Accred)
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Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Lee and thank you for visiting my profile. I work with a range of differing clients from aged 18 to older-age adult. I have a special interest in anxiety and related issues, such as panic attacks and stress.

My training in counselling and psychotherapy is aimed to help you understand what is taking place when experiencing strong feelings and emotions, whether they be due to anxiety, stress, panic attacks, low mood, self-harm or a range of other areas. We then work together by talking, to look at the future you would like, without fear or sadness, anxiety or stress.

Life can have a way of helping us feel that things aren’t right. This can be when we feel that we 'should’ be happier than we are, or following the funk of a global pandemic. It may be that you are feeling anxious or fearful, or are negotiating a life change, such as a redundancy, divorce or bereavement. For young adults issues can involve anxiety, exam or assessment stress, or issues fitting in. Whatever your issue, talking about thoughts and feelings can often help us feel better about them, or about changes we would like to make. I am here to help.

A free telephone or Zoom consultation precedes our first session, where you get to ask as much as you like. I can get to know a bit about you and talk about where I can help. Also, how you would like to meet, whether face-to-face in person, online via Zoom or 'walk and talk' sessions in the outdoors.

In our first actual session, we chat about what isn’t feeling right, and where you would like things to de different. You may know, and you may not- both of which are okay! Either way, we discuss outcomes, your timescales, and the journey of counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a First-Class Honours Degree (with distinction)  in Psychology with Counselling, qualifications in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychodynamic Counselling, and diplomas in various other useful areas such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Mindfulness, traditional and Cognitive Hypnotherapy.

Whilst being a qualified Counsellor, I was once a Counselling Psychologist in training.

My career has seen me carrying out assessments at a local hospice as a member of the counselling team. I have worked with children and young people at a Hertfordshire school counselling service, many of who were awaiting appointments for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

I charge £70 per full (sixty-minute) hour. Fees for longer sessions are scaled accordingly (£105 per ninety minutes, £140 per two-hour sessions etc.).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I start early (from 07:00am) and finish late (10:00pm, often!) on week days, and Saturday mornings (until noon). I will aim to offer your preferred availability where I can.

Further information

I work with young adults aged 18+ to older age adults.

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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I am passionate about developing and supporting counsellors in becoming their authentically professional, ethical and confident selves.

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