Lesley Bennington Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Psychosynthesis Counselling & Therapy - MBACP

About me

Whatever it is that is distressing you (events from your past, a recent trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, the breakdown of a relationship...), with over 30 yrs experience as a counsellor and therapist working with individuals and couples, I provide a warm, safe and confidential environment to explore the challenges that you are facing.

About the work:

Psychosynthesis works primarily as a person-centred ‘talking therapy’.  The work is always designed around your needs and what works best for you. The aim is to empower and support you in your quest to resolve the issues you are exploring so that you can move on with your life in a positive and balanced way.

The work is integrative and draws from a wide spectrum of therapeutic approaches. It also encompasses a transpersonal element for those who wish to explore this aspect of their lives.

About how I work:

Providing a genuinely warm, supportive and nurturing space in which to allow you to confidentially explore the difficult and painful issues that are affecting your life is an important aspect of my work.

It is also important that you feel empowered throughout the counselling process at the same time as trusting and having confidence in your counsellor. For this reason people sometimes like to book an initial session before making a decision about whether to go ahead with counselling.  An initial session is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss your needs more fully, and to see if the therapeutic space I offer is the right way forward for you. The cost of this session is kept deliberately low.

If you are feeling at all anxious about the next step and would like to find out more please feel free to phone or email me. (There is no obligation to book a session.)

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling & Therapy - 1992.

Twenty-five years experience working as a Psychosynthesis Counsellor & Therapist with individuals, couples and as a group leader.

Leading Psychosynthesis Workshops

Running courses on Managing Change in Organisations

Published articles on Psychosynthesis and common issues brought to counselling & therapy.

Family Mediation Training 2012

Related Qualifications and Experience:

Performance Counselling & Performance Coaching

Combining my work as a counsellor & therapist with a professional music career and over thirty years in the field of education with adults and well as young people, has lead me to work frequently in the field of Performance Counselling and Performance Coaching with musicians, actors, public speakers and exam students. If you would like to find out more about this aspect of my work please feel free to telephone or email.

Diploma in Teaching 1982

Graduate of the Conservatoire, Auckland University, NZ - 1980

LTCL Performers Diploma 1976

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Addicts
Family Systems
Survivors of Trauma
Complex- PTSD
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
Family Mediation


Additional information

Initial Exploratory Session:

The first sessions allows us time to meet and discuss your needs, to answer questions you may have about how I work as well as an opportunity to see if this is the right therapy space for you.
The cost for this first session is kept deliberately low for Individuals and couples.

Regular Sessions:

Individuals: £45.00 per session.

Couples: £55.00

Lower Cost Rates:

I do have a small number of appointments available at lower rates. Please ask about these if your financial circumstances warrant it.

All session times are 50mins.

When I work

Rugby: Mondays all day & Thursdays afternoon & evening. Everdon: Tuesdays all day & Thursday morning. Latest appointment time 7pm

Everdon, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults