About Me

Lesley Strabel

Lesley Strabel

Founder

My name is Lesley Strabel, I am the founder of Aspirations Counselling Services. I am a compassionate counsellor who strives to understand ‘your world’. I can facilitate your exploration of your difficulties, and then support you while you acquire the new perspectives and skills you need to overcome them and achieve your aspirations.

As a qualified counsellor, I am here to listen, providing you with a warm, safe, and confidential environment in which to explore your issues. I have worked in a variety of settings before entering into private practice. I have worked as a volunteer counsellor with Churches Counselling Service Wales, and as a sessional counsellor for Cardiff Mind. I have also counselled for 2 Wish Upon a Star, supporting bereaved parents. My experience with the varied group of clients within the third sector means I am able to offer you a variety of approaches to therapy that can be adapted to meet your specific needs.

My core approaches to counselling are primarily Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, but I also integrate a variety of therapeutic interventions as and when required to enable me to provide you with a unique counselling experience tailored to your needs. I strive to provide you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which to explore your concerns constructively, while being supported as you strive to make the changes you desire.

Professional Membership

I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and, as such, adhere to their Ethical Framework and Professional Conducts Procedure.

Being a BACP Accredited Counsellor means that my practice ‘has been deemed to meet our higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner’ (BACP)

The Ethical Framework provides guidance on ethical practice, confidentiality, supervision and resolving client complaints. For further information regarding the Ethical Framework please click here.

My Qualifications

I have achieved a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and a Foundation Degree in the same (Cardiff and Vale College), accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk)

I also qualified with a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and another in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Cardiff and Vale College)

I hold a BSc in Psychology (Open University) accredited by the British Psychological Society (www.bps.org.uk) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Child Development (Open University).

Professional Membership

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and as such, adhere to their Ethical Framework and Professional Conducts Procedure.

The Ethical Framework provides guidance on ethical practice, confidentiality, supervision and resolving client complaints. For further information regarding the Ethical Framework please see here http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy