Lesley Kelly Registered MBACP / DIT Practitioner (Accred)
My personal life experiences and training has given me the capacity to be empathic towards many life changing issues. At times, life can feel extremely hard, lonely, painful, full of difficult anxieties and very challenging. I believe by talking these through in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental way, allowing time and space to explore difficult feelings, will enable one to gain more understanding in order to move forward more positively. I feel it is very important too when facing difficult phases or past traumas to build a trusting relationship with a Counsellor.
Counselling is not always easy but through psychotherapy, this has helped me to develop a more compassionate relationship with myself and others, and motivates me to support others in this process in a respectful and creative way. You may have decided that you want to change something about your life and are now looking for a counsellor then you are already on your way to gaining a better understanding of yourself and your circumstances.
I offer both short term and open ended counselling.
I may not answer my telephone if I am working but please do leave a message. My mobile is dedicated to counselling and is fully confidential.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic counsellor/therapist trained by WPF with years of experience working in the private and voluntary sector. Through my own professional develop I often call upon other therapeutic approaches, this can be referred to as integrative counselling which is a combination of different ways used to best suit the individual.
Accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT) - working with Depression/Anxiety
Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling
Dip. Counselling Skills
Cert Counselling Skills
School Counsellor - working in primary and secondary settings
Experienced former LINK Counsellor with Barnado's Adoption Agency.
Dementia UK Training to Counsel People with Dementia - 'Making Sense of Self' - and their Family/Friends/Carers.
Associate Counsellor with MTCIC (working with NHS Wellbeing Service IAPT programme)
Associate Counsellor with Health Assured (Employment Assisted Programme - EAP)
Associate Counsellor with Capita (Employment Assisted Programme - EAP)
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics www.bacp.co.uk.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£35 for 50 minute sessions
Low cost counselling depending upon individual circumstances
One to One counselling: Fees to be paid at each session.
Skype and Telephone: Fees to made by agreed arrangement.
One to One Counselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Friday - Mornings/Afternoons/Evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|