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Lesley Barrington - Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor - MBACP

Maidstone ME17 & Bromley BR1 07762 628283 07762 628283 Registered / Accredited
Maidstone ME17 & Bromley BR1
07762 628283 07762 628283

About me

CORONAVIRUS -  COVID - 19

We are currently in unprecedented times, times we have never experienced, as we know it now.

The time we are in, in every now, can be scary, frightening, uneasy, anxiety provoking to name but a few, whilst pushing us all to the limit, to the limit to somewhere we are not sure of where the limit starts or finishes.

All we hear, read, see, or experience is stressful, heart breaking and for some, loss of a loved one, friend or colleague.

In these uncertain times, I am offering Skype video, WhatsApp Video, WhatsApp calling and telephone therapy to provide you the space and time to off load, talk or just know someone is there who cares.

Please read my profile to learn the types of therapy and kind of issues I could assist you and further details.

Hello, My name is Lesley, I am an experienced and professionally accredited qualified Integrative Counsellor / psychotherapist / Supervisor for Counsellors & Psychotherapists and a Personal Life Coach. I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I am committed to working within their ethical principles and I regularly attend courses to enhance my personal development and keep abreast of an ever changing environment.


I have experience in working with clients to explore and overcome depression, emotional upset, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, victims of suicide, drug and alcohol addictions, anxiety, domestic violence, stress, panic attacks, couples, relationship difficulties, children/adults of divorced parents, low self-esteem, anger, guilt, rejection, emptiness, loneliness, loss of identity and terminal illness. Bereavement – can include any of the above as well as, learning to rediscover the ‘self’, manage and understand your loss, readjust one’s life and to reduce the short or long-term effects of unresolved grief, to name but a few.

In order to provide a good service to you, it necessitates for me to understand your individual needs with that you may be facing, as well as considering your circumstances of disability, culture, social inclusion and employment/unemployment from your perspective.  I view every human being as a unique individual, and, I approach you as such, without judgment and with confidentiality, in a warm environment with freedom for you to tell your story as it is.

As an Integrative Therapist I am able to deploy a wide range of theories for addressing many different kinds of psychological distresses.  My aim is to work with you, for you to achieve your goals so you can manage or eliminate symptoms and work towards enjoying a more productive and less stressful life.

The type of therapy is subject to your presenting issues and your desired goals.  The therapy sessions offered can be short-term or long term depending on your needs, for which may vary due to any additional issues that may evolve through your therapy.

I offer therapy in two locations - on the outskirts of Maidstone and in Bromley Kent.

I offer Skype and telephone therapy too.

Please contact me with any questions you may have and/or to make an appointment on telephone number: 07762 628283 or email me at lesley.barrington@yahoo.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling
Post Graduate in Therapeutic Integrative
Diploma in Supervision
Certificate in Counselling studies
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Initial Counselling Skills
Certificate in British Sign Language
Certificate in Gestalt Therapy
Certificate in Mindfulness
Certificate in Working with ‘Fathers and Sons'                                             
Certificate in Drug Awareness 1 & 2                                             
Certificate in Dual Diagnosis                                                          
Certificate in Existential Perspectives in Bereavement                  
Certificate in Sexual Abuse Awareness and its impact
Certificate in Share - Providing training to the Community           

Certificate in impact of loss and bereavement in Families             
Certificate in psychosynthesis Bereavement Training
Certificate in Mentoring                                  

Certificate in Equality & Diversity                                                           
Certificate in Disability Discrimination Act
To name but a few                                          

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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

BACP

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapist
I offer student rates to those studying on a Counselling/Psychotherapy course

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Coronavirus Covid-19 Up-date

We are currently in unprecedented times, times we have never experienced, as we know it now. The time we are in, with all we hear, read, see, or experience is stressful, heart breaking and for some, loss of a loved one, friend or colleague.

In every now, these times can be scary, frightening, uneasy, anxiety provoking to name but a few.
In these uncertain times, I am offering Skype video, WhatsApp video, WhatsApp calling and telephone therapy, to provide you with the space and time to off load, talk or just know someone is there who cares.

Please read my profile to gain further information and on the types of therapy I offer and how I could assist you.

"Sometimes life may be challenging, confusing and difficult to work out on your own. I offer you the space to think and gain perspective on your life that feels right for you, giving opportunity for you to find your voice and to be heard, to tell your story 'journey of you' and work towards gaining the most from your life."

Individual Therapy £40/£60 per 1 hour session
Couple Therapy £55/£85 per 1 hour session
Supervision £40/£60 per 1 hour session Reduced rates for students studying Counselling &/or Psychotherapy courses.
Life Coach £80/£120 per 1 hour session
Home visits by negotiation

Please ask for reduced rates if you are unable to pay my rates stated above. Please do not miss out on therapy. Remember, if you don't ask, you don't get!

I offer reduced rates to clients on low income and students currently studying on a Counselling &/or Psychotherapy course

A therapeutic session lasts for 50 to 60 minutes, usually on a weekly, one-to-one basis, or as a couple.
I offer short and long-term therapy, depending on the presenting issues and needs of the client.

I currently have places for counsellors looking for Supervision. 
I also have a few places for trainee counsellors looking for supervision.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

I currently have places for counsellors looking for Supervision.

I also have a few places for trainee counsellors looking for supervision at low rates.

Group work facilitator

Multi-cultural experience

Diversity and dealing with identity loss

Sexual problems

Life crisis

Work with dreams

Rejection/Self Worth

Despair/Anguish

Insecurity

Anxiety, Panic & Nervous Disorders

Trauma, Love and Loss

Grief, Bereavement & Sadness

Unhappiness

Separation & Loss

Jealousy & Betrayal

Working with children

Despair/Anguish

Arranged marriages



Maidstone
Kent
ME17

Bromley
Kent
BR1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

8am to 8.40pm Monday to Friday. 10 - 1pm Saturdays

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

“I offer to my supervisees the same as what I expect from my supervisor – Mutual respect, a boundaried session, freedom to express – a voice that can be heard, congruence, understanding, effective challenging, relevant interpretations, support, a learning environment, exploration – of transference and counter-transference and to be pro-active and not re-active”.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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