Leslie Stanberry Counselling, Training and Mentoring
Richmond - Ladbroke Grove - South West London

Testimonies

"I was introduced to Leslie via the National Autistic Society, when I was looking for a therapist for my son, Felix, who has Asperger’s. From the very first session Felix had with Leslie, I knew (from Felix’s incredibly positive reaction) that the relationship was going to be an invaluable one. And indeed over a period of more than two years, Felix saw Leslie on a regular basis, to help him navigate his way through some of the challenges he faced, as a young man coming to terms with his disability.
Leslie was always insightful, thoughtful, and compassionate, and I would not hesitate to recommend him as a therapist who has a unique ability to understand the issues and difficulties someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) might face."
-- Felix's father --


"I received counselling during a very stressful period in my life from Leslie and I found it to be a very supporting experience. I found that I was able to talk about a wide range of issues that were on my mind and to receive the necessary guidance and Leslie's kind and patient approach gave me much comfort in coming to terms with my condition. I would highly recommend him for others on the Autism Spectrum Disorder as he has a lot to offer in terms of advice and encouragement."
--Ian --


"I now feel I really understand what patience and going with the flow means. My little girl teaching me, like I’m teaching her. Thanks for helping me find that myself. Thank you for making me recognise the signs and symptoms of post-natal depression (PND) and helping me come to terms with this, I do monitor myself for further signs of PND.."
--Amanda --


"Leslie Stanberry workshop was very informative I learnt a lot about autism. The workplace scenarios was well demonstrated with the PowerPoint and better understanding about how communication can be overlooked, EXCELLENT workshop."
-- Mohammed --


"I found his workshop very informative and interesting. I was highly impressed, especially as Leslie is on the spectrum himself. I will definitely attend more workshops, facilitated by Leslie."
-- Jane --


"Felt motivated that, having met Leslie who has ASD, there are opportunities and positiveness to achieve during adulthood whilst on the spectrum."
-- Frances --


"Leslie is a qualified Counsellor who uses the Ladbroke Resource Centre to work with clients on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He combines his knowledge of Autism and how it effects people, especially helping people with their anxieties issues with a very person centred approach. Leslie brings his warm energy and enthusiasm to the centre with a sensitivity to the individual and their needs."
-- John --


"I have known Leslie in both a professional and a personal context for some five years. He is a skilled and unusually empathic counsellor who works to the highest ethical standards, and he has particular understanding and experience of counselling people with Autism Spectrum Conditions (including Asperger Syndrome)."
-- David Perkins Director, AS Mentoring Ltd --






These are some other comments made at my workshops


"Leslie was open, direct and honest. He gave me food for thought and made me look at how I am raising my son."

"Fantastic and very informative workshop, well worth attending."

"More workshops like this needed."

"Very useful information."



*New Testimonials

"Here is my testimonial:

Right from the start, Leslie created a safe space for Ada, letting her choose which one of several lovely rooms the sessions would take place in, which instantly gave her a voice and made her feel in control.

Since then he has used art and fiction to put Ada in touch with her feelings. He does all this with such a sense of fun. Sitting next door, I often heard Ada laughing. This year has been a dark time for her. Leslie let in so much light!

Over the year, Ada created a character, who was demanding, lonely, had non-cool taste in music and gorged on tv. Ada, essentially, was exploring what it means to be different.

In the last session she wrote of this character that their ‘brain may not be neurotypical and straight forward, but they are still an amazing, special, person who deserves friends.’

Leslie has, gently, revolutionised the way Ada thinks about herself.

He is a gifted therapist and a truly kind man"


05/01/21

"I am not being dramatic when I say that finding Leslie has been a defining moment in 2020.
He has helped my daughter tremendously this year and fully understands her extra needs. What Councellor has additional training in Autism? I searched for weeks and he was the only one based in London with experience.

My Daughters sessions with Leslie have provided her with the tools She needed to begin climbing up that mountain of hope . It also provided me with knowing My daughter had someone that could fully understand her with being an Autistic Teenager, with complex needs. Also its very hard to Trust someone so you can open up to them and Leslie just has an amazing Aura about him.
It has not been easy but Leslies gentle and friendly nature always reassured my Daughter and encouraged her with his deep understanding of where She was mentally.

Leslie with always go that extra mile- catch up sessions with Myself and how my daughter is doing in her weekly chats and will even liaise with the school or other Authority body’s that are connected with us.

I tell the world about the power of therapy and counselling… I have no shame attached to it. I also tell them there is no weakness in saying “I can’t do this alone”. Seeking help shows strength and I would urge anyone to dig deep and find the strength in themselves to make that first phone call. Leslie is a true asset to this Industry.
If My daughter or Myself ever needs that help again, Leslies number is in my phone and I will not be afraid to call it!"

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