Lesley Berongoy, MSc, MBACP, MFDAP
Hello, my name is Lesley and I am a counsellor working in private practice in East Dulwich/Honor Oak and Harley Street, London.
I am a warm and accepting professional counsellor. My work has a strong relational focus and I provide a safe and non-judgemental space where healing can happen. I believe that counselling can bring a renewed sense of hope to people's lives, releasing pain and encouraging personal growth and well-being. My clients have shown me that when they feel safe enough to challenge what is difficult within themselves, they experience a sense of empowerment as they begin to make changes in their lives and gain confidence and trust in themselves. I believe we all have our own inner wisdom and I am committed to helping those I work with find theirs.
The areas I work with include stress and anxiety, relationship issues, self-worth and self-esteem, trauma, bereavement and loss, bullying, childhood issues, codependency, depression, issues with identity and belonging, body image, obsession, over-eating and other issues with food, work-related stress, alcoholism and recovery from addiction. In addition to my private practice I also work with both individuals and groups at The Priory hospital. In terms of my work with recovery from addiction I am familiar and comfortable with the 12 step approach.
"I have begun to gain back my lost confidence and start trusting in my own abilities. The self discovery is helping me to recognize and find myself again after being through a very hard time. I was stuck within myself, now I feel a sense of relief and freedom"
".. you did not sit in judgement and, for your open demeanour, I managed to talk about what I had not been able to say to many other therapists, doctors and even psychiatrists"
"I have tremendous respect for your style in group"
So why counselling?
Sometimes blocks, such as difficult memories and feelings, and patterns of behaviour which no longer serve us, get in the way of healthy living, and can cause anxiety, stress, pain and unhappiness. This is the point at which people often seek therapy. I will work with you to raise your awareness of your own
patterns, your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, exploring whether these are serving you in your life.
My approach to therapy is underpinned by humanistic values. I integrate different theoretical schools into my work because I believe we are all unique - one size simply does not fit all. These include person-centred and humanistic counselling, cognitive approaches, mindfulness based techniques, existential therapy, motivational interviewing, sound and voice work, gestalt therapy and group therapy
Ultimately, I believe that “therapy should not be theory driven, but relationship driven” (Yalom). I will work with you to explore your experiences, to understand you more fully and find out what works best for you.
Lesley Berongoy (MSc, MBACP, MFDAP)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma (AdvDip) - Addiction Psychology and Counselling
- Master of Science (MSc) - Addiction Psychology and Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma - Gestalt Psychotherapy.
- Trauma and Re-parenting Model (BACP endorsed)
My ongoing CPD includes -
- Voice Facilitation training http://thenakedvoice.com/
- Somatic Trauma Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work related issues
Low Self Worth
Negative Body Image
Sessions run for 50 minutes and my fees are dependent on venue. Please enquire directly.
Initial enquiries are at no cost and I am happy to talk through how I work and answer any other questions so that you can decide whether I would be the right counsellor for you.
I currently work at The Priory in North London as a group facilitator and individual counsellor.
I am a member of the BACP and I work within its ethical framework.
I have regular supervision for my private practice
I also work as a voice practitioner, associated with the Naked Voice Foundation, using sound and voice for growth, self expression and healing
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have available appointments some evenings and Saturdays.