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Lesley Osterberg MBACP, Accred, 1st class Hons counsellor & post-grad CBT

Romford RM5 & Stratford E15
07718 390745 07718 390745 Registered / Accredited
Romford RM5 & Stratford E15

About me

Hi there, Welcome.

During **Covid-19** I have implemented  the use of Zoom Skype and Whatsapp options  for all therapy options. Face to face sessions will be offered asap. These options have been approved  by public health England and I continue to offer  full and comprehensive therapeutic packages  to all clients from the start  of therapy using on line  platforms.So far, just working online during this pandemic , has been really beneficial and had huge positive outcomes for my clients.

I work with clients to achieve their goals , feel better and  live satisfying lives  using integrative counselling/CBT skills and an honest motivation to help others.

I  currently offer counselling in Romford Essex and East London  by face to face and throughout the country by  telephone and online. I have been a counsellor for 8 years and I am now an accredited member of the BACP and  a member of BABCP( CBT)

I have completed 1000s of counselling and supportive intervention hours with clients. I work for the NHS as well as in private practice. I am highly specialised and experienced with issues of debilitating and troublesome anxiety, worry, depression, low mood, low motivation, work & relationship-related stress,( including couples) OCD, PTSD, trauma, bereavement, panic, agoraphobia, confidence,  low sense of self worth, self-harming,addictions, cocaine, cannabis, alcohol and other drug use.

I work closely with clients to achieve their goals through an individually tailored and collaborative approach. I offer a thorough and comprehensive set of therapeutic tools, in an emphatic non-judgemental space to aid clients toward change and recovery.

I am also trained in Yoga, the healing arts, Mindfulness and relaxation. I can bring this into my practice if required and I am happy to advise on this type of healing. I can also work with infertility issues, long-term health conditions such as diabetes and with carers and foster carers.  Please feel free to call for free  initial consultation 07718390745

Training, qualifications & experience

1st Class honours in BA Counselling and Psychotherapy

Post Grad acred CBT certificate

Holistic medicine practitioner

Mindfulness

Acceptance  & commitment therapy

Compassion focused  treatments

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.

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, juvenile diabetes, chronic illness, death of a pet, victims of crime, holistic counselling, EFT, Visualisation, meditation, body work counselling, Reiki, metaphysics, polarity therapy, complementary therapy

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£50 initial session

£40 per 50 mins session including students


Further information

SPECIFIC NEEDS


FOSTER CARERS

Being a foster carer can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Taking on another person's child, left alone with that young person with little support and the event's of a past week, month or year, can leave you feeling battered and sad. We have counsellors that have been Foster carers, who know first hand how isolated and alone you can feel at times. Sometimes it is better to talk to someone who is independent, who has experienced what you are going through, because you do not want to appear as if you are struggling with certain aspects of the role to others who may judge you. We are impartial and want to hear about you as a person and not just the important role that you have.

CARING FOR A LOVED ONE WITH ILLNESS (DIABETES)

Caring for a loved one can sometimes mean going way and above the call of duty. Being a carer for someone who is seriously ill or has a chronic illness like diabetes , dementia, ME, PTSD and a host of other conditions is a tough job. It can be exhausting, stressful and emotional and quite often the carer is left depleted and emotionally drained by their role.We have counsellors that specialise in this form of counselling and we can help you find a balance between being a carer for someone else and taking care of you.You may be a parent, a husband, a wife or sibling a person with an illness who is struggling with the physical and emotional demands of looking after that person. We can be here to support you and help you find solutions.

ADDICTIONS

All forms of addictions, blights lives: yours, your families and all that are around you but we want to help. Sometimes we can help to manage the addiction and cut down and sometimes we can aid total recovery. Our experienced therapists have worked with  drugs and alcohol dependency, as well as sexual additions, unhelpful relationships with food and over exercising. We are not here to judge, we are here to help; not to advise but to guide and support.

ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

Most GP and IAPT services tend to club these two definitions of mental distress together, suggesting that both come hand -in hand, but from our experience, this is not always the case. They can both be present in clients but can become problematic at different times in the day, the year or throughout a life time. We tend avoid diagnosis and work with whatever the client brings so that its is the clients subjective experience that we help to heal.

Anxiety and depression can be so debilitating at times and effects a persons quality of life - from social phobia, driving phobia, to agoraphobia and feeling so low that coping with every day day life is a struggle. There are so many levels of this type of mental distress and triggers that it is hard to know where to start with theses condition at times.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Mon 10am-7.30pmTues Weds 6.30-8.30pm  Friday 10am -5pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
Lesley Osterberg MBACP, Accred, 1st class Hons counsellor & post-grad CBT

Lesley Osterberg MBACP, Accred, 1st class Hons counsellor & post-grad CBT