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Lesley Poole

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Psychotherapy

 

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    • Phone consultations

Last updated: 24 Apr 2020

Specialises in

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

About me

I am a registered and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and longstanding member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have substantial experience of effectively treating a wide range of complex psychological problems within and outside of the National Health Service (NHS). Importantly, my clinical practice has been shown to improve the mental health and well-being of patients both at a statistical and clinical level.

I am Professional Lead for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies within an NHS Specialist Weight Management Service providing leadership, consultancy and training within the sphere of clinical practice. I am also the Psychological Lead within a Bariatric Service at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Other professional roles include working as a Psychotherapist within a University since 2004 and providing professional services within the voluntary sector.

Areas of interest

Anxiety (including worry, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic, agoraphobia, OCD);

Depression / Low mood; Bereavement / Loss /

Grief; Stress; Low Self-Esteem / Confidence;

Impaired Resilience; Low motivation / Procrastination;

Weight Management; Problematic Eating (including, comfort eating, compulsive, secret, night, and binge eating); Binge Eating Disorder (BED); Poor Body Image.

I have a specialist interest in weight management and the treatment of obesity and problematic eating, including emotional/comfort eating, mindless (over)eating and binge eating.

I am passionate about helping patients reshape their relationship with food and offer mindful eating skills training to enable individuals to eat more mindfully.

As an experienced Mindfulness teacher, I offer a range of Mindfulness Based Interventions, such as, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for recurrent depression.

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Procedures completed

  • AA387

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (1-5)

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