Kent Counselling

Lesley Brookes

Faversham, Kent

0782 140 4084

A counsellor working in Kent

I bring to my work as a therapist over twenty years’ experience, built on an understanding that our current psychological state results from our experience and from the way we were treated in our early life, notably in our childhood.

My approach to therapy is psychodynamic — looking at the presenting problem in the context of early experiences: understanding what we 'learned' about ourselves and the world throughout those early years, and beginning to discern for ourselves the truth of what we 'learned'. Thus it becomes possible to move towards a future with new insights, understanding and a greater freedom in terms of what we think and feel and do.

Practising in Faversham, Kent

Currently, I work in private practice in Faversham (Gatefield Lane).

In addition to this, I work for the NHS in two counselling centres in Kent, seeing clients referred by GPs and I also meet with clients who are funded by their employers under the EAP system.

I have, furthermore, had some clients who have been seen by mental health teams and psychiatric services, but who have felt that their condition had shown no improvement. Clients are often surprised — indeed amazed — as they begin to understand the origins of their presenting problems as having arisen in childhood. The enlightening nature of this understanding enables them to bring about change… in thoughts, feelings and behaviours; they are able to move forward with new insights and understanding — happier and more positive.

Qualifications in counselling and therapy

In addition to my degree, I have a master’s degree in organisational psychology and a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (and work to their code of ethics), and am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I am also a qualified hypnotherapist.

I have been involved with training in schools on a variety of topics including autism, dyslexia and managing behaviour.

I have also contributed to the Samaritans’ training on issues concerning mental health.

Contact me

For more information, please call me on 01795 532366 or 07821404084 or email me:

To make an initial appointment call the above numbers, or speak to a receptionist at the chosen venue (see my Contact page for these details and information regarding fees and opening times).