Lesley Patchick at Affinity Counselling Essex
Southend On Sea
Leigh On Sea
07453 097115 / 07453 097115
Hello, I’m Lesley and my aim is to offer you a counselling service that empowers you to make the changes that can help you lead a happier, more contented life.
As an experienced BACP registered counsellor, I can offer you a professional, safe, cared-for and confidential environment which will support you in exploring the aspects of your life that are troubling you.
I am committed to ensuring you receive the therapy that suits your individual needs and therefore offer a free half hour introductory session.
People enter therapy for many reasons. Whatever your circumstances or the obstacles you face, having a confidential space where you are not judged, where it is safe for you to be totally ‘you’, will be key to assisting you in your journey to a life that feels happier and more content. Counselling, in a supportive and collaborative way should empower you and help you grow in self- awareness and resilience.
The foundation of my work is in Person Centred Counselling, which means you talk about whatever you feel comfortable with. You are the expert on you and we work together with what you feel is important. However, because no two people are the same, we are all unique, I may blend other therapies to help you find your way and move forward. These include creative therapies; Inner Child work; Transactional Analysis; Gestalt; Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified teacher with a specialism in Early Years and have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My counselling experience is varied and diverse: working with local schools; a bereavement charity; private practice and a charity for victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse. This has equipped me to meet the differing needs of my clients, who include young children; adolescents; adults and the elderly.
I have an enhanced DBS and Public Liability Insurance.
I am also registered with the Infant Loss Foundation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Free half hour introductory session.
£40 per 50-minute session.
Discounted rates for students or under 18's.
Selected appointments for low income or clients receiving benefits on discretionary basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me to arrange a mutually convenient appointment time.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|