Les Best

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High Peak SK22 & Manchester M2
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About me

Hi, I'm Les and I am a Person Centered counsellor in New Mills, Derbyshire and Manchester City Centre. I provide both short and long term counselling for individual women, men and young adults in a safe and welcoming space.

My method is Person Centred talking therapy. I will work very carefully with whatever may be troubling you and support you to reach a much better and healthy place, giving you tools for life. Whatever it is you are feeling, be it sadness, anxiety, loss from bereavement,  separation, loneliness, anger or whatever struggles you may be experiencing - we can work through it in a way that is safe, confidential and respectful of both you and me. I operate my practice from home in New Mills and in Manchester City Centre, whichever suits you best.

As a member of the BACP I operate within the guidelines of their Ethical framework.

I offer a free 20-minute face to face introduction session to meet and see if counselling is for you. Pls request.

Please feel free get in touch on either of the above numbers or email me at les@lesbestcounselling.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from the Manchester Counselling and Training Centre. I have Place2be certificates for my work with children and various trainings. I have been a mentor for troubled teens and have extensive and varied experience as a volunteer bereavement counsellor.

I currently run my practice between locations in London and North Derbyshire.

Member organisations

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


£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£50 p/p p/h

£75 couples

When I work

10am - 7pm Monday to Friday. 10am - 2pm Saturdays

Answerphone and emails checked frequently.

High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22

Royal Exchange, St. Anns Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 7DH

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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I can offer telephone, web based or home visit counselling if required.

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