Lesley Freeman MBACP (Accred)

Lesley Freeman MBACP (Accred)


01702 544633 / 07729 161474

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About me

Whether or not you are new to counselling, or have had counselling in the past, searching for and finding the best Counsellor can be daunting.  Having accessed counselling myself in the past, I understand how difficult it can be, not only to make that first call, but to meeting your Counsellor for the first time, to be able to trust them, that they will do their best for you.

Having been a Person Centred Counsellor for many years and having worked with varied problems and issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship and work issues, I am here to offer you a professional, friendly and caring service.  From time to time, we all need to talk about how we are feeling, and talking to a Counsellor provides an alternative outlook from say your friends and family.  Talking to a Counsellor, who is not emotionally involved with you, offers you the safe space to feel free to express yourself and your feelings.

I qualified at the Central School of Counselling and Therapy in 2000 and am an Accredited member of the BACP, following their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I offer short or long term counselling for a variety of issues and concerns, including:-

Relationships (inc couples counselling)
Stress & depression
Low self-esteem & self-worth
Anger Management
Eating disorders
Rape or childhood sexual abuse

I also offer telephone and online counselling.  I have disabled access.

I also work from a Practice in Braintree.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied at the Central School of Counselling & Therapy in London, where I achieved a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  I have also completed the following training/qualifications:-

Practical Mediation Skills (TCM) February 2017
Dissociative Disorder (First Person Plural)
Working with Trauma (Solace Women's Aid)
Sex after Sexual Abuse (Solace Women's Aid)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Domestic Violence Training (Havering Women's Aid)
FGM Awareness training (Home Office)
Mental Health training (Victim Support)
Safeguarding children & vulnerable adults (Victim Support)
Supporting victims (Victim Support)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Eating Disorders in Children & Young People- Norfolk County Council
Self-harm in Children & Young People - Norfolk County Council
Anxiety in Children & Young People - Norfolk County Council
Level 3 in IAG (Information, Advice & Guidance - City & Islington College
Understanding Dissociation & Complex Dissociative Disorders (First Person Plural)
Counselling survivors of childhood sexual abuse (The Sue Lambert Trust)
Domestic Violence & its impact on children (NSPCC)
Children abused through sexual exploitation (NSPCC)
Working in a diverse child & adolescent workforce (Tavistock & Portman Trust)
Emotional Eating & Eating Disorders (NHS)

I have been a counsellor since 2000, and currently work in private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£45 for an individual and £60 for couples per session.

My website is www.rochfordcounsellingservices.co.uk

Maps & Directions

Rochford, SS4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: N/A


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Daytime from 8.30 am to 7.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme