About me

Hi, I'm Les and I am a Person Centered counsellor living in the New Mills area of the High Peak. I provide counselling for individual women, men and young adults in a safe and welcoming room where we will work through the panic, anxieties, challenges and difficulties that have brought you to look at counselling.

My method is talking therapy. I will work very carefully with whatever issue you bring and support you to reach the point where you want to be, giving you tools for life.

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

I offer a free 30-minute introduction session to meet and see if counselling is for you and decide if we can work together.

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

You're worth the call.

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£50 p/p p/h

£75 couples


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

Answerphone and emails checked frequently.

High Peak

Thornton Heath

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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

Les Best

Les Best