Welcome to Accord Counselling & Psychotherapy Services, I would like to invite you to explore the website and if you have any questions or queries then please contact either myself or Joan at Accord. If you are interested in up and coming training events, please check the 'News' Section of the Website
Lesley Wilson, MSc. FHEA. P.G. Dip. MBACP (Accred.)
"Counselling is an activity freely entered into by the person seeking help, it offers the opportunity to identify things for the clients themselves that are troubling or perplexing. It is clearly and explicitly contracted, and the boundaries of the relationship are identified. The activity itself is designed to help self exploration and understanding. The process helps to identify thoughts, emotions, physical responses and behaviour that, once accessed, may offer the client a greater sense of personal resources and self determined change."
Adapted from the definition by Russell et. al. taken from ‘ Differentiation between Advice, Guidance, Befriending, Counselling Skills, and Counselling.’
J. Russell, G. Dexter & T. Bond. 1992
Further information can be found on The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) website
Bereavement & Loss
Stress & Anxiety
Post Natal Depression
Challenging & Changing Life Patterns
Clinical Supervision is available for Qualified & Trainee Counsellors and Psychotherapists
The service philosophy is to provide a safe space for each individual, regardless of their differences and diversity of experience, to explore life issues in a non-judgemental environment; believing that each individual is the expert within their own life and the counsellor or psychotherapist supplies the skills to work alongside them as they explore their inner world.
Costs are available on the page marked 'Our Services'
under the subheading 'Counselling Contract'