I am Lesley Haswell, an experienced and qualified psychotherapist. I work mainly with individuals both long and short term. My clients come from many walks of life and many backgrounds, and I love the richness and variety that brings. Having said that, we all share so much in what it is to be human and share so many of the same struggles, hopes and dreams. I don’t change my clients, though many do choose to change themselves as a result of our work, but seek to help them live with something differently.
I work with existential therapy and CBT, both of which focus on how we are living now. I have 15 years experience in psychotherapy. Experience includes private practice, mainly in Covent Garden, NHS hospital and a domestic violence charity. I have five years of training in psychotherapy and am currently enrolled at Metanoia Institute studying for a Doctorate. I work in Herne Hill, very near the railway station. Herne Hill is handy for Dulwich, Peckham, Camberwell and Brixton.
My clients come with many issues. Anxiety, depression, relationships, fertility, addiction and phobias are frequent. Some have had accidents at work; are in violent domestic relationships or have been abused as a child or as an adult. Some have been bereaved or are struggling with the end of a key relationship. Some are concerned about the choices they are making from work to relationships. Some find living with an alcoholic partner or an ill child challenging. Some are puzzled why they are angry at work or find it difficult to sleep.
It can be tough as well as wonderful, to be human, and I hope to work with my clients in a human way.