Interview with Lesley

Psychotherapy or Coaching

Often when seeking help you may not know what help you require, which is why I offer a one off assessment appointment to discuss perhaps current difficulties or the things you want to change. We can then discuss the options for our work together and plan for this.

We can then decide together, if your issues are best treated by uncovering negative self beliefs, and discussing early childhood relationships etc which could be healed through a psychotherapeutic relationship with myself.

As a Mindset Coach I believe our relationship is therapeutic, in that it supports you maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Mindset coaching will enable you to focus forward on your present and future. Mindset Coaching is for you if you want to grow, develop and change areas of your life to be the best you can be.

What kind of difficulties do you help with?

I have worked in the field of mental health for over 30 years, so my experience, skills and knowledge means I can help with a wide range of difficulties. Historically I have worked with anxiety, depression, low self worth, relationship issues, stress, family difficulties, grief, overeating / weight issues and much more.

I love seeing people who have been procrastinators, suddenly get on with doing the tasks that they have avoided. Similarly the people pleasers who put everyone else first and then feel stressed or overwhelmed, I have great satisfaction when these people suddenly become more assertive and feel happier.

I am passionate about helping you grow and develop whatever it is you want to change.

How long do you usually recommend clients spend with you?

As you can imagine, this is a difficult question to answer, it will depend on the goal you want to achieve and how quickly you want to change.

Therefore each client is unique and the work we do together will be driven by you, including the length of time we work together.

I have never worked out an average length of time I work with clients but many people stay between 3 months and 2 years.

My guarantee to you

It is important that we both feel you are getting what you want from our work together. Whether attending for Coaching or Psychotherapy as research confirms it is the therapeutic relationship that provides the place for an increase in personal awareness, growth and development.

All our work is protected by a mutual contract, discussed at your first appointment, in this we would also discuss how we would end our work, so that we don’t just stop working together but make a planned ending to our work.