Lesley Snowdon. Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor offering a confidential Counselling Service, run in a peaceful, private environment, with free parking. I am BUPA and NOSS registered.
As a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist I use both the Transactional Analysis and Person Centred approaches in my practice. This I feel offers my clients a wide range of strategies to enable them to cope better with what life throws at them.
Alongside my standard therapy practice, I also offer specific diet related counselling and coaching. See www.health-actions for details.
We all experience times when we feel sad, unsettled or unable to change habits we are unhappy with. There are times when we don’t know which way to turn and are afraid to burden our closest friends or relatives.
Counselling offers you a safe, friendly environment to express any feelings, worries or concerns without fear of recriminations or judgement. Anyone can benefit from counselling, it can be useful when experiencing a crisis or a trauma or to deepen self-awareness.
By talking to a professional counsellor, you can develop options for changing the way you relate to others and to yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have level 5 Diploma in Person Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a People Practitioner Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling from TA Works in Oxford.
I have run my own private practice for the past 15 years and also work as a volunteer counsellor at a local GP surgery.
Having worked as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition consultant for over 31 years I now specialise in eating and weight management issues, running both groups and one-to-one counselling sessions specifically for these issues.
I undertake regular supervision and continued professional development to maintain high standards.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Obesity related issues.
One-to-one counselling = £45.00 - £50.00 per session
Group places = £10.00 - £15.00
Supervision £50 per hour
A number of reduced rate appointments are available.
My practice is 2 miles from the centre of Wolverhampton and has free parking.
Working with Lesley has enabled me to look not just at my attitude to food and body image, but also the underlying reasons behind what I think about them. For the first time in my life I feel that I understand my motivations and I have been amazed at the difference this has made to me. It's given me a greater sense of control over my life and a new appreciation of my body shape and eating patterns. I feel as if I can now make the changes I've always wanted to make. I would recommend Lesley to anyone who feels they have struggled with their weight or attitude to food.
Transactional Analysis makes perfect sense. It helped me to clearly understand how my thought processes had led me to where I was today. More importantly, it showed how I could alter my thought processes and challenge learned behaviours. It enabled me to take control. Lesley Snowdon is an excellent practitioner; I would not hesitate to recommend both Lesley and T.A.
Having completed the 12-week Tried Every Diet programme at the end of 2012, I got through my first Christmas without gaining a load of weight or feeling guilty about everything to do with food. Now 6 months on, I am still working with Lesley but this time in her gym. 15 pounds and counting and this time with a new mind-set towards food, it seems to be staying off, with no (or hardly any) cravings and definitely no sabotage of the healthy eating plan. Sorting my head out before attempting to start healthy eating and exercise has really done the trick and I would thoroughly recommend the ‘TED’ programme - it really works.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments available 6 days per week. I also offer sessions via Skype.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor, offering supervision to qualified therapists and counselling/psychotherapy trainees. I have current availability for individuals and groups of up to 4.View supervision profile