About me

Life can be difficult at times. We can all be faced with challenging and overwhelming difficulties; sometimes when we least expect them. Counselling can be the opportunity you need to work through and understand emotions that may be confusing you; at a pace that suits you, without feeling judged and in complete confidence.

I have nearly 20 years experience working with students (5-16yrs) in schools.  I have also volunteered my counselling skills for Thurrock Mind and McMillan Dove for a number of years, gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge.

You may have experienced events or people that have left you troubled or suffering from stress, anxiety, feeling depressed or lonely.  Maybe from a separation, divorce or bereavement. You may want to try to make more sense of your life.

Taking the first step can be rather daunting, I understand this; my aim as a fully qualified counsellor is to make you feel comfortable and at ease, to allow you to explore your inner thoughts and feelings. You can bring whatever is on your mind to the session - any anxieties, worries, fears and hopes that you may have.

I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space for you to be able to explore your troubles and concerns. Both long and short term counselling is available.

If you would like an appointment please either call direct or send me an e-mail.  I currently rent a room at William Edwards School (RM16 3NJ) after 4pm weekdays and Saturday mornings.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BACP certificate of proficiency

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems                                        Counselling children and young people
Bereavement training
Working with depression and loss
Working with trauma in the counselling room
Working with emotional meaning
Self Harm
Attachment and trauma therapy
Body image and self esteem
Safe guarding vulnerable adults
Mental health awareness training
LGBT awareness
Creative therapy

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.

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.


Additional information

£35 (40 mins) for child and young person counselling (5-16yrs)

£40 (50 mins) individual counselling - adult


Weekdays from 4pm onwards Saturday mornings


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Lesley Ross

Lesley Ross