Are you looking for ‘counselling London‘? Haswell Therapy in WC2 and EC1 provides counselling, psychotherapy, and cbt, in London. Lesley Haswell is a psychotherapist and counsellor located in London at two locations, EC1 & WC2, Farringdon and Covent Garden
Reason for coming
Clients come because they value the opportunity to talk in a confidential, comfortable and safe environment here in Covent Garden and farringdon. I know this may be your first experience of therapy and you may not know what to expect and that can be quite scary. I aim help you feel at ease so you can explore what has been troubling you.
Counselling Covent Garden WC2 & Psychotherapy in Farringdon EC1
The experience of talking with a therapist differs from talking to family, friends or loved ones; with a London counsellor or psychotherapist you can say exactly what you feel without fear of hurting or upsetting those you care about. Experience shows that through the expression of sometimes difficult thoughts and feelings a situation can be better understood.
I’m an experienced therapist who aims to listen actively and practice with honesty and compassion. My purpose is not to judge: rather, to seek to clarify and illuminate your concerns by engaging in a frank and questioning dialogue. An analytic yet caring relationship is what our clients find most helpful.
Finally, I aim to for you and with you. You choose whether to introduce a life experience maybe never before discussed with anyone. You choose whether to try any particular technique or approach. Together we explore what you find helpful and therapeutic; we recognize that only when you truly feel our relationship is respectful, confidential and understanding will you achieve what you hope for in therapy.
Psychotherapy Covent Garden
I offer short term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Typically our sessions take place weekly and last for 50 minutes, but a variety of timescale’s are catered for so please enquire to discuss your preferences. I recognize that everyone has a unique schedule and will want to tailor appointment times to suit.
We can explore situations related to any aspect of your personal life and relationships, your working life, or your social life. Therapy or counselling could be helpful if you want to:
- Improve relationships
- re-balance you work and home life
- reduce levels of stress or panic
- understand and cope better with sadness, depression or anxiety
- cope with loss and bereavement
- reduce dependence on alcohol, drugs or other compulsive behaviours
- discuss fertility concerns
- clarify personal identity issues
- sleep better
- discuss your dreams
- gain confidence to address workplace issues
- cope with illness
- adjust to living in a new country
- live a more meaningful life
- move on from abusive relationships
- develop yourself personally or professionally
- develop mindfulness skills for stress reduction
- use CBT
- explore OCD or PTSD
and much more.
In recent years Lesley has worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist at a large London based NHS hospital, for a charity supporting survivors of physical and emotional abuse and in her own private practice. Before this Lesley worked in senior roles in the private and not-for-profit sectors, in IT management, politics, internet and banking systems. Her corporate experience includes career development, mentoring and coaching. Prior to starting her career Lesley was drawn to her interests in people’s well-being with her primary degree being a BSc in Medical Sciences with Physiology.
About Lesley Haswell
Lesley Haswell has many years of counselling and psychotherapy experience and professionally recognised training based upon Integrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Existential traditions. Lesley also brings extensive experience from careers in the business, social and voluntary sectors.
She is a registered with the UKCP, and is a member of the BACP and of the BABCP.
Lesley is currently studying towards a doctorate in psychotherapy at Metanoia.
Counselling involve you and the therapist meeting, talking and listening together with the mutual purpose of paying careful attention to your life and how you experience it. As such therapy is a shared process and the therapeutic relationship can only be nurtured in a safe and dependable environment. We work carefully and respectfully, honouring your privacy, autonomy and independence and your freedom and ability to make choices for yourself.
Psychotherapy or personal counselling with a psychotherapist, is an intentional interpersonal relationship used by trained psychotherapists to aid a client or patient in problems of living.
It aims to increase the individual’s sense of their own well-being. Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behaviour change and that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family). Contact Lesley Haswell if you would like to speak to a psychotherapist in London.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy London
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is an approach to therapy that uses thought patterns to alter moods and behavior.
I am an experienced qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and CBT counsellor in London. 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.