Lesley Perks Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

About me

Hi, I'm Lesley, a qualified counsellor offering a professional, non-judgemental, and confidential service, covering a range of difficulties.

I can offer you a free 20minute initial consultation so that we can meet and see if we can work together. Research has shown that one of the most important parts of counselling is the relationship between you and your counsellor so in the initial consultation you can see if I am the right counsellor for you.           

I work with a diverse range of issues including, bereavement, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and loss. These are just a few of the difficulties people have brought to counselling, and if something is causing you to worry or be concerned, whatever it might be, then we can see if counselling can help you.                         

We can work on a short, medium, or long-term basis depending on your need. 

Previous Experience

My work with SEND families has given me a good understanding of neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, SEND needs, and many other conditions and difficulties, including separation anxiety, general anxiety, and depression. I volunteer with Cruse, have previously volunteered for The Samaritans and enjoyed a long and successful nursing career. I have benefitted greatly from extensive training and my previous work experiences have been invaluable when offering support now.

Life changing events or ongoing difficulties can be hard to resolve on your own and you may not want to talk with family and friends, or that just may not be enough.  

My person-centred counselling is based on Humanistic Psychotherapy that puts you at the centre of the counselling. If you choose to, we can explore how events, a problem or a fear may be affecting you now. We can look at coping strategies and explore future goals. Sometimes we just feel we need to understand ourselves, and others, a little more.

This is your therapy, and it really is important that you feel comfortable talking with me to get the best from your therapy. I provide a therapeutic space where, however vulnerable, uncomfortable, or difficult the situation, you can speak openly knowing you are in a confidential, non-judgemental, and safe environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

I regularly undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD) training courses and workshops to keep my practice informed by recent research, and because I understand that it is essential to keep up to date with the latest information. This enables me to offer you the very best possible service. I also attend regular supervision where your identity is protected maintaining your anonymity to ensure I am meeting the standards set for ‘Good Practice’ by my professional body the BACP

I am a member of BACP, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapeutic counsellors and psychotherapists. I am bound by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018. 

Qualifications

  • Counselling Theory and Practice Foundation Degree
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • Ascentis Bereavement Support Foundation Course
  • Solution Focused Approaches 
  • GDPR
  • Safe Guarding Adults

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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

Photos & videos

Fees

Additional information

£40.00 per 50-minute session

Concessions offered for

  • Families with SEND
  • Students 
  • Low income families
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Appointments are subject to availability. At present, appointment times are offered between the hours of 7am to 8pm.

Contact me if you have any questions or wish to have a free consultation.

Further information

My practice

I work with individual adults and young people face-to-face, according to Covid-19 government guidelines, and by Teams, Zoom, or telephone. 

I have full professional insurance.

Unless urgent, appointments are usually offered within 3-5 days subject to availability.

I hold a current DBS.

Telford, Shropshire, TF2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits