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About Me - Jeanette Lester, Qualified Counsellor

Welcome! My name is Jeanette Lester, I am a  registered  member of the British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy &  National Counselling Society (NCS) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling  Professions.


As a fully qualified professional counsellor, I provide support and counselling for children ,young people,and adults who have  been experiencing a wide range  of issues and difficulties.

am an Integrative Counsellor. This means that I have studied many different approaches, enabling me to assess the client's needs and offer a unique service to each individual.

 My training includes working in various organisations such as  DAVSS - domestic abuse charity as an advisor and  West Kent College as a  student  counsellor.I trained with Place2Be, the UK's leading mental health organisation for children and adolescents.Mind  Support & Recovery Counselling Service ,providing emotional  support and counselling  for adults.

I attend regular supervision and attend training sessions on a regular basis in a variety of counselling topics.

I have a  DBS enhanced certificate and professional indemnity insurance in place .I regularly update my counselling knowledge and skills by participating in Continued Professional Development (CPD)workshops.

I have experience in dealing with a range of issues such as :


  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns 

  • Stress Management

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues 

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My extensive list of qualifications, experience and continued learning and development means that you can put your trust and confidence in me. 

  • MA in Transpersonal Child,Adolescent and Family Therapy (current studies )

  • Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Chrysalis (2022)

  • Certificate in Couple/Relationship Therapy  -The Grove (2021)

  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (CPCAB), Place 2Be (January 2020)  

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip Level 4), Chrysalis (February 2019)

  • Applied EFT Practitioner Course

  • Diploma In Counselling Skills & Theory (Dip Cst), Chrysalis (November 2017)

  • Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills, AIM Awards (July 2016) 

  • Domestic Abuse Advisors Course, SDDC Training & Consultancy (November 2016)

  • Introduction to Counselling Skills in Pastoral Care, Sevenoaks Christian Counselling (2004)

  • CPD

  • Working Therapeutically with High Functioning Autism

  • Advanced skills Treating Complicated Grief

  • Treating complicated Grief, Bereavement and loss

  • Complex PTSD & Dissociation; CBT Clinical Skills

  • PTSD, Trauma & Beyond; The Essentials

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Advanced Level 2 & Level 3

  • Trauma focused CBT 

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