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About me

It can be really unnerving and complex, when deciding to talk to someone about something you are finding difficult, and when trying to make sense of it all.

​Someone listening to you in a non- judgemental, confidential, safe space can help start the healing process, and help you find your way forward. You can use your sessions to speak openly and freely about whatever may be troubling you

I am a Counsellor, qualified to work  face to face, virtually via Zoom or by telephone.

As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor I use three core theory types - Person Centered, Gestalt and Transactional analysis . Some of the work has a creative format. How we work together is your choice.

My  recent counselling experience includes:·  

  • Addiction, including Gambling
  • Anxiety
  • Carers issues
  • Feeling sad
  • General Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Work-related stress.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework; which can be found at WWW.Bacp.co.uk. 

My recent counselling experience includes working with a national gambling addiction support agency, and separately with 11-18 year olds in a secondary school setting. I have also I have worked in special needs administration in a primary school setting for 15 years, and been Fellow of the Institute of Personnel Management ( FCIPD) for 20 years.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

I offer a variety of counselling avenues to help you move past the obstacles in your life. I will help you identify your personal values, strengths, and abilities in support of your personal or professional goals. 

I charge £45.00 a session, and offer some concessionary rates.

Further information

Harbour Counselling
Lesley Nicholls ( MBACP ) (FCIPD)
Email me
07594 119775

Location: The Wellbeing Centre, Croft Lodge, 39 High Street, Brackley, Northamptonshire NN13 7BW

The Well Being Centre, Croft Lodge
39 High Street
NN13 7BW

Type of session

In person
Lesley Nicholls

Lesley Nicholls