Lesley HaswellExistential psychotherapist
Relationships, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, fertility, families and female issues are just some of the things that brings clients to me in Herne Hill. I am an experienced qualified psychotherapist. I work mainly with individuals both long and short term. My clients come from many walks of life and many backgrounds, and I love the richness of the variety. Having said that, we all share so much in what it is to be human and share so many of the same struggles, hopes and dreams. I don’t change my clients, though many do choose to change themselves as a result of our work, but seek to help them live with something differently.
I work with existential therapy and CBT, both of which focus on how we are living now.
My clients come with many issues. Anxiety, depression, relationships, fertility, addiction and phobias are frequent. Some have had accidents at work; are in violent domestic relationships or have been abused as a child or as an adult. Some have been bereaved or are struggling with the end of a key relationship. Some are concerned about the choices they are making from work to relationships. Some find living with an alcoholic partner or an ill child challenging. Some are puzzled why they are angry at work or find it difficult to sleep.
They can be tough moments in being human and I hope I work in a way that recognises that is true for us all.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Training and qualifications
I have many years of counselling and psychotherapy experience and professionally recognised training based upon Integrative, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Existential traditions. I also bring extensive experience from careers in the business, social and voluntary sectors.
I am registered with the UKCP, after 5 years of training at Regents College and iam a member of the BACP and of the BABCP.
I have a BSc, MSc Post Grad dip in counselling and psychotherapy and an advanced diploma in existential psychothaerpy
I am studying for a doctorate at Metanoia in psychotherapy.
I have worked with clients in the NHS, at a domestic violence charity and in private practice.