About me

I am a Counsellor & Psychotherapist based in Colchester, Essex CO7. I am currently delivering counselling remotely using Zoom. I have many years working in the NHS and experience of working with people who come with a wide range of different conditions, such as low mood, depression and anxiety. This will impact you in many different ways in your life, such as having low self-esteem and heightened self-criticism. This may then manifest in perhaps relationship & family issues, or feeling stuck within a work situation, or perhaps a general lack of self-belief and sadness. Very often these engrained patterns of belief may link to difficult past events and perhaps early relational experiences, past abuse, school bullying or bereavement.

Every experience and how it manifests is unique to each individual. In a non-judgemental and safe environment, we work together to help you make sense of what is distressing you. We will have space to explore your difficulties to help process and heal experience, and to enable you to gain a better understanding of your emotional self. This will allow you to make important shifts in your life, so you feel more in control and empowered.

I offer long term, or time-limited counselling, according to your individual needs. I work with adults from 18 years. I respect, value and engage with issues of equality and diversity.

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy (MSc)
Birkbeck, University of London

Psychodynamic Counselling & Organisational Dynamics (Certificate of Higher Education)
Birkbeck, University of London

Counselling for Depression (CfD)
Metanoia Institute

Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals & Groups

The Grove, as well as working privately, I am a Senior Counsellor working in an NHS service.

Previous Counselling Positions

  • Neonatal Unit, St George's Hospital
  • Central London Community Care NHS Trust
  • MIND in Barnet
  • West Essex MIND
  • St Joseph’s Hospice (NHS)
  • City & East London Alcohol Service

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

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.


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.


£60.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA

Additional information

Our first meeting is an assessment of your needs and to find out if counselling is appropriate. If at the end of this initial appointment I am unable to work with you I will signpost you to another service. It is without obligation on either side you also need to feel comfortable working with me, so please feel free to ask me any questions you have.

The cost of weekly appointments is £60. Payment is paid after each session, by either cash/cheque or invoice for EAP company/agency schemes.

Cancelled or missed sessions, including holidays or illness, are also paid for.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervisor  I am a qualified clinical supervisor (Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals & Groups) and deliver integrative supervision according to your individual needs.

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Lesley Glassington

Lesley Glassington