Here is a list of the services Lesley offers:
Managing life transitions
Whether chosen or imposed, changes create disruption and are frequently roller coaster rides making it challenging to make wise & sensible decisions/choices in the middle of extraordinary upheaval. We are all novices when these events occur. Lesley can support you to successfully navigate & shift your challenges towards transformations.
Relationships can be complex at the best of times, can’t they? The good news is that with my professional counselling support you can achieve effective, rewarding relationships without compromising who you are as an individual.
As a cancer survivor, twice over, I have an intimate experience of what it means to battle and overcome this illness. The guidance and support I can offer you comes from my lived experience.
Grief and bereavement
The feeling of loss when a loved one dies can be profound. Whether grief is old or whether it’s new, I can be there for you, to help, to listen, to support, to provide what you need to find your way forward.
Depression & Anxiety
Depression is a debilitating mental health disorder affecting many Australians but I can support you to explore possibilities for building hope and connections for your future.
Anxiety and stress can be triggered for any number of reasons but we can work together to explore fears and uncertainty in your life.
It’s not only our personal relationships which can suffer stress and strain. Workplace conflict can not only affect your interpersonal relationships but also impact your ability to work effectively. By helping you to understand the emotions that come into play, therapy can show you how to manage these situations with a greater sense of confidence and potentially shift the stressful working relationship to a more positive place.
By progressing in a safe and slow way, it is possible to work together to begin the healing process from trauma that occurred recently or long ago.
Enneagram Personality Profiling & Consultations
A personality test like the enneagram doesn’t put you in a box like some personality systems. Instead it helps you to see your potential, to grow, expand, learn more about yourself and be the best you can.
Book an Enneagram [personality] profiling with Lesley McPherson to determine your enneagram type – which of the nine personality styles are you? The Enthusiast? The Peacemaker? The Reformer?
Follow up with a one to one session to deepen your understanding of your Enneagram [personality] profile and how you can use this knowledge to make positive changes in your life.
The words ‘whole’ and ‘holistic’ are often used to describe Gestalt therapy. The benefits of this type of therapy is that you will be encouraged to develop an understanding of your internal self and how this is the key to your actions, reactions and behaviours.
Lesley McPherson is a qualified and experienced Gestalt therapist.
What to Expect in a therapy session with Lesley
Never been to a counselling session before? Here’s an idea of what to expect.
- Sessions last for one hour
- Fill out basic form with information such as contact details, local doctor, any medications and reason for making appointment.
- Will explain the private and strictly confidential nature of the session
- Will help you feel at ease and answer any questions you might have
- May ask you some questions to better assess the issues and determine how I can provide support
- You talk and I listen. Unlike some therapists, I don’t take notes as this interferes with giving you my full attention.
- Complete focus on what you are saying
- Work together with you to identify issues and how to make progress towards personal growth and change
- Offer you a regular appointment time
Need counselling or a Gestalt therapist to talk to?
If you are too ill to come to my office, I may be able to visit you at your home or hospital if needed.