Jeanette LesterIntegrative counsellor
Welcome,I'm Jeanette a qualified integrative Counsellor. My services are tailored to assist children, young people and adults .I have a DBS enhanced certificate and professional indemnity insurance. I provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential space with a warm, empathic and down to earth approach. I use a wide variety of approaches including CBT, person -centred and psychodynamic . I combined these approaches according to the client's needs believing no two people or issue can be solved with one process.
I work from the premise that our early experiences have a big influence on who we are today. From the early years, we learn to adapt to our environment, often at the cost of our more creative and unique aspects. I see those experiences as powerful forces subconsciously shaping our lives, determining how we are in the world now, how we relate to others and what is the relationship with ourselves.
Therapy provides an opportunity to heal the wounds of the painful disconnections from the past by expressing your truth in a confidential and non-judgemental space. It can be challenging, but it can present opportunities for growth and life that feels more real and satisfying.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic ,I currently offer on- line counselling /Therapy via Skype,Zoom or phone .All calls are strictly confidential. Get in touch today, the first initial assessment is free of charge .
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
All counselling are sessions are 50 minutes and are held at a regular time and day either weekly or fortnightly.
The first consultation is free of charge. Sessions thereafter are £45.00 for individuals /couples £55.00.In the current climate, I am able to offer a sliding scale payment solution.
All sessions must be paid for at the start. We also have 48-hour cancellation policy, any late cancellation will be chargeable at the full session cost.
Training and qualifications
CPCAB Level 4 certificate in Counselling children
Advance Diploma In Psychotherapeutic counselling Ad Dip PC
Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory Dip CST
Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and counselling skills (QCF)
NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Health &Social Care (adults
My training includes working for DAVSS - domestic abuse charity as an advisor. I have also worked at West Kent College as a student counsellor .I have trained with Place 2Be,the UK's leading mental health organisation for children and adolescents. I am a registered member of the National Counselling Society, which means I work within a rigorous ethical framework. For you ,this means that I have accountability to a professional organisation as well as to yourself ,to work safely, professionally and ethically.
I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development and regularly attend courses and workshops. I regularly attend 1:1 supervision (a requirement by NCS) .