Lesley Goad

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MBCAP - Online, In Person and Telephone
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Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Lesley and I can work with you on issues that are troubling you; including working with trauma. I am dedicated to helping you explore your challenges and how these are affecting your life. I wholeheartedly believe that it is not only possible to overcome past challenging experiences but to find contentment, meaning and fulfilment in life. 

You may feel anxious, sensitive, low or shut down, or you could be struggling with personal relationships. Each person's story is different and people come to counselling for many reasons. For some it can be to work through a past trauma, a difficult life event such as bereavement, divorce or children leaving home; it maybe because you are feeling anxious or depressed.  

I provide a safe and secure place where you can bring your concerns and feelings. I will work with you so you can understand your triggers and emotions to enable you to find greater balance in your life.

About me and the way I work

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

I have spent my adult life working with people of all ages in hospitals, schools and colleges. I have a Sociology degree and a Masters in Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding. Taking a break from work to be mum to my children, I retrained as a Counsellor, a decision influenced by personal experience of my own healing journey. As well as seeing clients in my private practice, I also work as a counselling tutor.

I specialise in working with childhood trauma; whether physical, mental, emotional or sexual and the effects that can have on ones life including: panic attacks, anxiety, depression, lack of confidence, poor self-esteem, family and relationship issues, identity issues and self-destructive behaviours.

Sometimes the counselling process can take just a few sessions; sometimes longer. The length of time you spend in counselling is up to you and together we can explore what is right for you.

Whatever your reason for coming to counselling, I can help you to work through what is troubling you. I can help you to understand the things that make you 'tick' and how to manage difficult emotions when they come up for you, such as anxiety, low mood, anger and depression. Whatever you are looking to explore I would be happy to walk with you on this part of your life's journey. I do not offer advice but I will help you to find what is right you.

Getting Started:

You can make contact with me via email and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience. We can then arrange a suitable time for a 15 minute telephone call to talk through what you need from counselling and, should you wish, we can arrange an initial appointment on the telephone, online or in person.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Membership

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their Ethical Framework.


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling L4
  • Certificate in Counselling Young People L5
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Diploma in Trauma Therapy
  • MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding


As well as working with adults, I have been working extensively with Young People for many years and as a counsellor for the last six, including in an ASD Specialist School.

I regularly undertake CPD to enhance my counselling skills and practise. Some of which includes:

  • Self-harm and Disordered Eating
  • Sex and the Underage Teen
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Introduction to Play Therapy
  • Working with Dissociative Disorder
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • ASD Awareness and Counselling Skills
  • Regular Child Protection and Safeguarding

I hold an Enhanced DBS

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are:

£50 for adults - 50 minute session

£40 for YP (age 11-18) - 50 minute session

£40 Concessions - 50 miunte session

Free initial 15 minute telephone consultation

Payment by bank transfer prior to the start of session or cash in person

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I work from a room in my home close to Wokingham town centre where there is ample free parking.

Please email me and we can arrange an initial meeting to see if you would like to work with me. I endeavour to reply to all emails within 24 hours on week days so please look in your junk or spam folder if you do not see an email from me in your inbox.

Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I am a qualified supervisor and offer supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors online and in-person from my practice in Wokingham.

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Lesley Goad
Lesley Goad