Counselling

Short and longer-term video or telephone Counselling United Kingdom wide (in-person sessions in Ipswich, Suffolk are postponed and will be reviewed early 2021)

I believe there is no single approach that is appropriate for each client in all situations. The training I have received has given me a broad understanding of the main schools of counselling & my integration draws from theories which help to address psychological difficulties, for example, anxiety (social and generalised), depression, low mood, obsessive-compulsive disorder and trauma.  

After our initial contact by phone or email (no fee is charged for this service), I offer an in-person consultation (or by telephone or video) to further discuss your requirements and to get a sense of how we might work together. Clients usually attend regular weekly fifty-minute sessions, arrangements can be either short or long-term, and there are progress reviews with either option. I endeavour to provide a confidential service at every stage of contact, from your initial phone or email enquiry, the consultation and subsequent sessions. Concessions are available for those who are experiencing financial difficulties, low waged, senior citizens and students, please ask. Sessions are held via secure video platform or telephone.

If you are in crisis, please contact your GP, go to your local A & E, contact 111, the Samaritans or Lifeline.

I am a registered member of the BACP (No. 247020) and UKCP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (No. 2011163780) I adhere to their codes of ethics. My registered name is Lesley Caroline Charles (but day-to-day, everyone calls me Caroline).