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MBACP, Psychotherapists, BA.Hons, Master Social Work, ,

About me

Hi, first of all, I would like to say well done for taking this step of looking for a therapist or counsellor to support you with the issue or issues that are impacting on your life.  I totally understand, that for many people, making this move can be very daunting and thus I never underestimate the courage that is needed to start your therapy journey. 

I will provide you with a safe, gentle, non-judgmental, confidential space where you will be carefully listened to as I seek to understand the reason why you have decided to come to therapy now.   We will work together to explore what you are wishing to change in your life, and how you would like to be after your therapy has finished. 

If there is a particular problem that has brought you to therapy, we will work together to find strategies to deal effectively with the problem.  If you have a general feeling of dissatisfaction with your life, relationships, or work, we will explore where this is coming from to help understand this and bring about the changes that you are wanting to make.

You may have experienced a life changing loss, separation, or bereavement that you are finding difficult to, process, understand and adjust to.  Your grief is unique, nobody has ever grieved like you are doing.  I will support and guide you on your journey to finding ways of managing your grief safely and effectively. 

About me:

I have worked directly with people in social care settings for over 30 years. Qualifying as a social worker in 1995, I specialised in Children and Families before managing teams delivering family support services. This included parenting assessments on behalf of the Family Courts, Early Help and Child Protection Support Services and Counselling in Schools services.  

I completed a 4-year post- graduate training course qualifying as a Psychotherapist specialising in Relational Transactional Analysis.  I have a practice in Rodney Street Liverpool offering face-to-face or Zoom sessions.  

I am a Registered member of the  British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. 

Holding  an Enhanced DBS.

I support people with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, confidence, life changes, family issues, abuse, childhood trauma, relationship problems and relationship endings.   

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 2018 - Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis 
  • 2019 - Action for Children’s Blues Programme. A cognitive behavioural depression prevention programme for adolescents.
  • 2014 - Management Diploma Level 5
  • 1995 - John Moore’s University
  • 1995 Master Social Work Studies  John Moore’s University
  • 1995 Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work. 
  • 2003 - University of Liverpool B.A. Combined subjects with Hons History and Sociology.

    Other relevant Qualifications.
  • 2019 - Brian McMinn MSC MA UKCP Guilt, Resentment and Grudges.
  • 2010 - Institute of Leadership & Management Certificate of Diploma in Management level 6.
  • 2006 - Institute for Individual Psychology Introduction to Adlerian Concepts in Counselling – Stage One.
  • 2006 - Action Factory 14 Day Solution Focused Training.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information


£50 per session. 
Free initial consultation in-person, telephone or online session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer face to face on a Wednesday at Rodney Street Liverpool and on-line sessions on Thursdays. 

Lesley Stopforth, 45a Rodney Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9EW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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