Lesley osterberg MBACP, Accred, 1st class Hons counsellor & post-grad CBT
Hi there, Welcome.
I now offer predominantly online therapy through zoom. During this pandemic my results for recovery with clients through this method has been phenomenal and I intend to continue working this way. This means most clients can have sessions from the comfort of their homes and cut down on travel time and additional costs
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 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
Acceptance & commitment therapy
Compassion focused treatments
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£50 per session for single person
£65 for couples
I am sorry, I do not take students
Mon 10am-7.30pmTues Weds 6.30-8.30pm Friday 10am -5pm
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.
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.