Lesley Anne Grew
UKCP registered psychotherapist & UKCP approved clinical supervisor
psychotherapy, counselling and personal development
I offer short-term and long-term psychotherapy and counselling for a wide range of general problems, and I have a special interest in stress related disorders, anxiety, depression, work related concerns, confidence and self-esteem/self-compassion issues, personal growth and the search for meaning and purpose. I also have experience of and an interest in working with people who want to explore ways of coping with chronic illness and managing changes in life circumstances.
As well as providing therapy, I work with people who wish to focus purely on personal development, either on a regular or on an occasional basis. Some people find it helpful simply to have a reflective time and space where they can explore their thoughts and feelings, take stock and get to know their inner selves better. Others like to focus on areas such as exploring spiritual issues, exploring creativity, increasing self-awareness, learning to relax, developing skills for coping with stress, enhancing job/career satisfaction, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, improving relationships, or other area of special interest. For some this may be for personal interest, for others it may be for professional support and development.
I welcome clients who are funding their own therapy or personal development, and I also welcome referrals from organisations who wish to fund an agreed number of sessions for a client, and other referrals.
My clients are very varied in their interests, backgrounds, and in what they are seeking from therapy and personal development, and my aim is to be versatile so that I can meet their specific needs and work at their preferred pace.
Another area of my work that has been developing over some time, is facilitating reflective practice for clients who work in the people professions, as part of their continuing personal and professional development (CPD).
I also do some supervision and consultative work.
I am a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) registered psychotherapist and a UKCP approved clinical supervisor (college of hypno-psychotherapists), and I follow the UKCP Codes of Ethics and Practice. The UKCP register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. I am a member of EAP ( European Association for Psychotherapy) and follow its Ethical Guidelines; an accredited member of EAC (European Association for Counselling); a registered member MBACP of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) - as a registered member of BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework of Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy (where practitioners undertake research) and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force. The BACP Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. For further details of my memberships, please see the membership page on this website.