Lesley Kushner Registered Member MBACP
I have many years experience of counselling and psychotherapy working with individual adults, young people and couples with a broad range of issues, helping them gain insights into their difficulties and working with them to find a way forward. Everyone has their own reason for getting in touch with a therapist, I see people with all sorts of difficulties and issues including, but not limited to, those listed below:
- Relationship issues
- Family issues
- Low self esteem
- Affairs and betrayals
- Separation and divorce
- Emotional abuse
- Couples issues
- Anger management
- Work stress
- Bereavement and loss
- Parenting issues
- Low self confidence
- Personal development
For most people this is the first time they have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist and they may be understandably apprehensive. So the first step is to talk on the phone or to arrange an initial meeting, this will give you a good idea of what to expect and to see how it feels before taking the decision to continue. The initial meeting is an opportunity for me to find out more about you and help you identify what approach is going to be most helpful – I am able to offer a variety of options for working together depending on your individual needs.
My welcoming practice rooms provide a comfortable place for us to meet and discuss in confidence what is troubling you. When unable to meet in person I offer the ability to work over secure online channels, please contact me on 01892 537999 to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
My theoretical framework is integrative and systemic, with Transactional Analysis as my prime theoretical model. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work in accordance with their Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice. I am a also a fully accredited Family Mediator helping families going though separation and divorce.
2002-4 Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Diploma training, Wealden Psychology Institute
2004-5 Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy MSc training, Metanoia Institute
2005-7 Advanced Transactional Analysis/Integrative Psychotherapy training, NKCP
2007 Specialist Skills Training: Working with Couples and Groups, NKCP
2011 Family Mediator training, ADRg
2013 Direct Consultation with Children training, Family Mediators Association
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime and evening appointments
I have my own therapy rooms in Tunbridge Wells which provide a discreet and welcoming environment with easy on-street parking. When unable to meet in person I offer the ability to work over secure online channels, please contact me to find out more.
I offer daytime and limited evening appointments.
Please call me in confidence on 01892 537999