Lesley Patchick

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Southend On Sea, Essex, SS1
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

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 Accredited 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 introductory mini 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

My diverse and varied counselling experience has equipped me to meet the differing needs of my clients, who include young children; adolescents; adults and the elderly.

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

What this means for my clients is that I regularly review my practice and undertake training so I can be a competent and skilled therapist to accompany them on their journey.

I have undergone intensive, specialist training in working with men, woman and children who have suffered sexual abuse and the resulting traumas which they are left with. These can include P.T.S.D., self-harm, anxiety, depression, problems within relationships, self-harm and suicide.

I am also a qualified teacher with a specialism in Early Years and a registered counsellor with the Infant Loss Foundation.

I have an enhanced D.B.S.; Liability Insurance and am a member of the I.C.O (Information Commissioner's Office), which ensures all data is processed and kept correctly.

I have also recently completed an in-depth training in online counselling and am now a member of ACTO ( the UK organisation responsible for standards in online counselling work).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

On-line: Free 15 minute introductory session.

£50 per 50-minute session.

Discounted rates for students or under 18's.

Selected appointments for low income or clients receiving benefits on discretionary basis.

When I work

I work online only via Zoom; telephone or WhatsApp.

Please contact me for a free initial appointment to ensure you are comfortable with this way of working & with me.

Further information

I am currently only offering on-line appointments via phone or video.

Southend On Sea, Essex, SS1

Type of session


Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I work online, via video or telephone which can be helpful when choosing appointment times and days. I do offer a free initial consultation to ensure you are comfortable with this mode of working.

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Lesley Patchick
Lesley Patchick