Lesley Gordon NCS Accred. Phone, Zoom and 'Walk and Talk' Ely area.
Are you finding it difficult to cope at the moment? Perhaps you feel you might be suffering with anxiety or depression, suffering in silence or feeling overwhelmed. I offer caring, non-judgemental, confidential counselling. Why not give me a call for a chat or drop me an email to see how I can help?
As every person I support is different with a unique set of personal challenges, I tailor my therapy sessions to suit each individual.
Working in a person centred way means I am warm, compassionate and empathetic and will understand. I also draw on my skills and knowledge from other areas of counselling to help you get the best from your counselling sessions with me. I offer some appointments outside of the working day both early morning and in the evening.
Sometimes taking the first step can be the most difficult thing to do so if making a call feels challenging then please feel free to drop me an email.
With the arrival of the better weather I am offering 'Walk and Talk' counselling sessions, taking therapy outside. Please feel free to get in touch to find out more if this appeals to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied for my Advanced Diploma in Cambridge, gaining a solid understanding of how therapy can help different people to live their best lives.
Volunteering with Suffolk Mind and Cruse Bereavement Care has given me the opportunity to help lots of people with many different types of difficulties, we all face challenges at different times in our lives. This grounding taught me to work in an empathic and ethical way, always ensuring the best for you.
I continue to volunteer with Cruse, as bereavement counselling, together with different types of loss in different areas of our lives is one of many interests of mine, particularly having seen first hand the effects on mental health of the Pandemic.
My qualifications include:
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2020
- ABNLP Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming 2014
- Bereavement Support Foundation Course Cruse 2018
I continue to study both with relevant courses such as training to work on line at the start of the Pandemic, together with formal qualifications. Most recently commencing training to be able to add hypnotherapy to services I offer next year.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss of a pet
From £40.00 to £50.00
Cost per session
Counselling £40 - Generally on the phone or Zoom (Some 1-2-1 sessions available, subject to Government Coronavirus advice at the time)
Walk and Talk £50
I am able to offer some appointments outside of the working day, either early morning or evening, with flexibility for shift workers. Please contact me for availability.
I specialise in Bereavement and Loss, Self Esteem and Women's Issues
If you have not been to counselling before you may be feeling quite apprehensive about this, many people worry about what happens and what to say.
At our first meeting I will introduce myself and explain how I work and take time to put you at ease. We talk about how we will work together and I will help you to talk about how you are feeling and what you think is troubling you.
You can ask any questions you would like to and can always choose if you feel it is the right time to continue.
If we are going to 'walk and talk' we always meet on the phone or Zoom the first time to make sure we have agreed things like what we will do should we bump into a friend.