Lesley is an experienced Gestalt psychotherapist and trained yoga and meditation teacher. She works in private practice in two locations: the Blue Mountains (1.5 hours west of Sydney) and the eastern suburbs of Sydney at Coogee Beach. She also offers online sessions.
Over the last 25 years, Lesley has supported survivors of many challenges such as major life change and turning points; grief, loss and trauma; facing chronic and life-threatening illness; relationship difficulties; depression and anxiety; including teaching ‘mindfulness’ meditation and relaxation techniques. As a Buddhist practitioner and seeker of wisdom, Lesley draws on her knowledge and experience of both Western psychological approaches and the Eastern wisdom traditions as well as hypnotherapy.
Over the years, Lesley has worked as a resident therapist on hundreds of Quest for Life programs, taught on the faculty of the Sydney Gestalt Institute for their four-year post-graduate psychotherapy degree, taught the Psychology of Yoga at Naturecare College for their yoga teacher training diploma, and taught Mindfulness Meditation for the Eastern Suburbs evening college.
Previously, Lesley was a senior executive at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. A series of life challenges, including overcoming long-term illness, resulted in a profound change of direction at the age of 40. This gave her a deep and personal insight into the healing process.
Lesley provides a safe, non-judgemental space in which to explore issues deeply. With warmth, intelligence and compassion, together you will be able to shine the light of awareness on what stands between you and peace of mind.