Lesley Delaney

Lesley Delaney

TESSA Counsellor


I am registered/accredited with:
BACP, Registered member; BICA Registered Member.

Code of ethics observed
BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling.

Degree in Integrative Counselling (Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches) UU.
Safeguarding Children & Young People – UU.
Suicide Awareness & Prevention – Assist NI.

Special interest/experience
Adoption, Attachment issues, Childhood Trauma, Grief & Loss, Infertility,
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Relationship Counselling, Therapeutic Parenting, Neurodiversity (Dyslexia).

Additional information
Lesley Delaney is an adoptive parent, she has more than twenty five years’ experience of working with people within diverse business, public and private sector environments. She is a registered BACP Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and BICA registered Fertility Counsellor. In her practice she works with individuals, couples and families facing a wide range of mental health issues.

Lesley has a wealth of experience of working with adoption; an experienced trainer, she has delivered training through BHSCT, Adoption UK and TESSA to prospective/current adopters and professionals working in adoption. She facilitates therapeutic group and individual sessions to provide direct support to adoptive parents on therapeutic parenting, developmental trauma, attachment, challenging behaviours, identity and issues of belonging.

Through her personal and professional experience, Lesley is passionate about supporting adoptive parents. Her aim is to provide advice and support to help empower parents, increase their confidence, promote the development of healthy attachment relationships, understand past trauma and improve parent and child’s ability to regulate. Ultimately to support parents and children to survive and thrive.

My theoretical approach
As an integrative Counsellor, I use aspects of Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic therapies to suit each client’s individual needs.

I see: Individuals, Couples, Families.

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