Lesley is outstanding. A real professional. This is my experience:
Some of us venture into the sphere of counselling with some trepidation. I was one of those. However, the secret here is to ensure you have found the most suitable individual for the job because the interaction between you both will make the difference between an ‘OK’ session and one that leaves you feeling positive and energetic. Lesley has a highly professional approach and one that differs from the tradition of “lay on the sofa and tell me all about it”. Instead, it was interactive, with questions and comment, along with the gentle probing for information and self-analysis. Lesley uses creative techniques to help within the session, for example: “draw me a picture of how you feel”. Initially I thought this strange, but it was actually very smart indeed. Unquestionably, Lesley is highly skilled in her ability to make you think about yourself in areas that were previously uncharted. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lesley – I am sure she will leave you wanting more. I look forward to follow-up sesions!
Tim Robertson Europe Sales Leader, ECM & Capture at IBM
I didn’t quite know what to expect from working with Lesley at Seabreeze Counselling. From the outset Lesley made me feel at ease and our time together was both productive and enjoyable. I am amazed at how quickly I achieved results. Ideas and plans that have been circling around in my head for years, now became reality. My time at Seabreeze enabled things to happen. Seabreeze moved me from being stuck to being motivated, from possibility to actuality. My confidence has grown, as has my ability to realise my full potential in both my personal and professional life.
Katy Alston Director at Pinks Vintage Limited
I wanted to say how grateful I have been for all your help over the past 2 years. I asked for your help when I was at quite a low point in my life. And you have helped me look at things differently, to understand how triggers from the past have caused me problems and to recognise this, so that I can change the outcomes. You have also helped me appreciate that my skills, values and how I am in the world are good things. We have been on a long journey together and you have helped me to find a self that I am happy with, thank you so much.
Lesley, many thanks for introducing me to www.seabreezecounsellingplus.co.uk and I just wanted to say how useful and enjoyable I found the clean language Power Group last Friday. As an Independent Financial Adviser communication is vitally important to me as it is to everyone in all aspects of their lives. My challenge daily is to understand and learn more about my clients so I can advise and guide them appropriately so to learn how to ask better ‘cleaner’ questions and therefore receive ‘cleaner’ more useful answers will prove invaluable to me in this regard. I have no hesitation in recommending you to colleagues, clients and friends and thanks once again.
Matthew Sedgley Independent Financial Adviser, IFS
A very interesting and thought provoking session, the process has certainly left me feeling comfortable and relaxed. I have been able to imagine what it would be like to untangle the metaphorical string in my head and I now have ideas about what needs to happen for me to be able to download what’s in my brain. Our session has enabled me to explore the resources I have and need to do these things, thank you Lesley.
It was very enlightening indeed. Today’s been a really good session, it’s been very helpful because it’s got me clear on something that I’ve not delved into before and now I’m clear on the underlying issue. It has been very interesting and I’ve enjoyed it thank you.
Thank you again Lesley for the ‘Clean’ session last week. I really enjoyed it and found it quite powerful. For those who may feel slightly sceptical about ‘therapy’, I can assure you that the Clean Language method that Lesley uses will immediately put to rest any fears or misunderstandings. From the outset, I found myself relaxed and comfortable, and able to go on a journey of self discovery and healing. Clean Language really has helped me discover the true power of the metaphor. What’s great is that the thought process continues after the session, so I was able to continue to develop and use my metaphor in my everyday life and work.
Thank you Lesley for an eye opening and enlightening Clean Language session. You have a very calm way about you that put me entirely at ease and allowed me to explore my thoughts in a clear, simple and straight-forward way. The process allowed me to dig deep into my desired outcome and to discover what I might need to do to achieve it. Thank you for helping me start a journey I never would have without your help
Lesley created an environment that allowed members of our family to feel comfortable enough to share their personal opinions for the first time in decades; and with her help and guidance, we were able to identify deep-rooted issues clearly for the first time and focus on repairing them. Our time with her was a real eye-opener, and the experience has helped us no end.
I first went to see Lesley/SBCP as I felt my life was in chaos. My parents had both recently passed away and the walls had completely closed in on me. Despite having a wonderful partner and a lovely place to live, happiness eluded me.
I had seen a couple of counsellors over the years but still felt I had not dealt with many of my issues; I felt I was carrying a knapsack on my back full of rocks. I determined to find a counsellor and to commit to the process until there was no stone left unturned. Lesley is an amazing listener, a highly skilled counsellor and immediately put me completely at ease. Lesley helped me to identify those rocks, to understand them and to finally deal with them all. Sometimes we talked about nice things, sometimes about more difficult things; and at each and every session I learned and developed new awareness and perspective.
I have learned so much from the experience and I would encourage anyone who is finding any aspect of their life a challenge to see Lesley. I cannot thank Lesley enough for here amazing insights, care and understanding; I feel happier now than I have ever felt in my entire life.