Lesley Hinder

Lesley Hinder

Qualifications & Training:

Adv. Dip Existential Psychotherapy

Regent’s College, London.

MA/ PG Dip Psychotherapy and Counselling

Regent’s College, London.

Foundation in Psychotherapy and Counselling,

Regent’s College, London.

Spectrum Counselling Course

Spectrum, London.

Mediation Course in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Regent’s College, London
Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Accredited.

Member of the Society for Existential Analysis

 

Lesley’s Approach

Lesley works with a variety of  issues. She embraces a ‘person-centred’ approach to psychotherapy. This means that she is open to meeting challenges that each client brings and to deciding together how to work toward making sense of those issues.

Influenced by relational and existential theory, Lesley believes that a client’s embodied experience is as important to successful psychotherapy as ‘analytic’ thinking.  Her relationship with a client centres around a unique dialogue that evolves over time. Putting feelings and experiences into words together with a client can create new perspectives and new understanding. Clients often find this helpful – hence Psychotherapy has often been called the ‘talking cure’. For clients confronting addiction, eating disorders, or compulsive tendencies, Lesley often takes a more structured approach and suggests certain practices and or group work along side psychotherapy.

Lesley works short term (12 sessions or less) and longer term (12+ sessions) depending on a client’s presenting issues. Some clients know that they want to work on something specific or want to commit to a certain time frame. Others have less defined issues or time frames and need a more open or flexible approach. Lesley works with young adults and adults on an individual basis as well as with families and couples.

More About Lesley Hinder

Lesley grew up in Canada. She has lived and worked in North America, Asia and Europe before settling London where she has lived and worked for over 20 years.

Lesley is an accredited mediator as well as a counsellor and psychotherapist. She brings insight gained in her former professional life to her therapy practice.

Lesley’s work with young clients highlights how difficult it is to make sense of oneself in our current cultural climate which pressures them to conform to idealised versions of success, creativity, beauty etc. Framed by social media posts and selfies that can haunt you for life can result in difficulties unique to this generation. In her work with addiction, Lesley also looks closely with clients at the backdrop against which their compulsive behaviours took hold in order that they can achieve change. While all therapy invites us to consider difference,  Lesley is keen to explore the feeling of not ‘being at home’ culturally or socially of meaninglessness and dislocation.

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