Lesley Barrington

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Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor - MBACP
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Maidstone, Kent, ME17
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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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). and  NCPS (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society )

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 on the outskirts of Maidstone Kent.

I offer Skype, various other on-line 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

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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.

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

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


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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

"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 £45/£70 per 1 hour session
Couple Therapy £60/£85 per 1 hour session
Supervision £45/£65 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

09.30  to 19.30 Monday to Thursday.  

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



Anxiety, Panic & Nervous Disorders

Trauma, Love and Loss

Grief, Bereavement & Sadness


Separation & Loss

Jealousy & Betrayal

Working with children


Arranged marriages

Maidstone, Kent, ME17

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.


In person

“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” Hello, my name is Lesley, I am an experienced and a professionally qualified Integrative psychotherapist and a qualified Clinical Supervisor for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

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Lesley Barrington
Lesley Barrington