Psychological Therapist and Trainer

With a background in the Health and Social Care field spanning some 20 years, Lesley brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to the team.

Lesley is renowned for her creative and intuitive abilities. Her unique capacity to inspire and motivate clients towards making major, positive, life changes has earned her an excellent reputation in the therapeutic field.

A passionate believer in the innate, inner strength within us all - our Inner Potential - Lesley strives to help people connect with this and is tenacious in her approach. This tenacity along with her perceptiveness and ability to discover the root cause of the problem has led to many client success stories.

A first class BA (Hons) in Health and Psychology along with additional qualifications in Family Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, Energy Psychology, Past Life Regression and Inner Child Therapy allow Lesley to offer her clients a unique blend of therapeutic interventions.

Lesley is a member of the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and The Association for The Advancement of Meridian Energy Therapies


The human mind could be compared to an iceberg: the tip of the iceberg that we can see is the conscious mind and the larger invisible part beneath the sea is the unconscious mind. The conscious mind is that part of your mind which is actively thinking all day long. It is that part of your mind which is thinking about whatever you are thinking about right now.

The unconscious mind is everything else! The unconscious mind directs nearly all your behaviour. It is a vast storehouse of all your memories, knowledge and wisdom. The unconscious mind has such a wealth of stored information that gaining access to it can prove extremely useful - especially in therapy. Communication with the unconscious mind is most effective when you are in a trance like state - that is hypnosis.

Everyone is unique so it is impossible to describe exactly what hypnosis is like or what you will experience but rest assured it is usually a very pleasant and relaxing experience. Often, the sensations will be similar to those you may have just before you go to sleep or wake up. We all go in and out of trance all the time - for example, when driving a car or when day dreaming- so everyone can achieve the altered state of hypnosis.

Whilst in a hypnotic trance you cannot be made to do anything against your will. Your unconscious mind will always protect you and will not allow you to violate your own values. YOU are always in complete control and you can come out of trance whenever you wish.

Once you have achieved this hypnotic state the therapist can then communicate directly to your unconscious mind without the critical, argumentative conscious mind getting in the way. The therapist is then able to ask the unconscious mind whether it is prepared to make the necessary changes to your behaviour, symptoms, feelings or beliefs. Your unconscious mind will only complete these changes if it is happy and ready to do so.

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Member of The British Institute of Hypnotherapy

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP):

Neurolinguistic programming is a modern, highly sophisticated branch of psychology.

NLP is concerned with exploring and explaining how human beings really work and finding ways to use that knowledge to achieve what they want out of their own life and take control of their own future.

The model provides a variety of strategies and techniques, which the practitioner can employ to help the client make positive, permanent life changes.

The therapist using these techniques will listen very carefully to what you say, how you say it and the words you use. They will also observe your movements quite closely since these, often-small, movements give clues to how you think. Having this information enables the therapist to design a suitable intervention, which is unique to you.

No two people are the same so therefore no two treatment processes will be quite the same

Emotional Freedom Therapies (EFT):

The Emotional Freedom Therapy is a relatively new therapeutic intervention, based upon Chinese acupuncture, which is over 2000 years old.

Whilst traditional acupuncture uses needles this simple technique involves tapping with the fingers on various meridian points located throughout the body.

Based on the belief that negative emotions and illnesses are caused by a blockage or a disruption in the body's energy system. EFT works to restore this disruption and allow the energy to once again flow freely. Once the energy system is returned to balance then a person's problem is effectively resolved.

The procedure is extremely simple and you can use it on yourself anytime and anywhere. (Deep rooted issues usually need the help of a qualified practitioner however.)


link to EFT video

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