Lesley Downs

Lesley Downs

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07958 216533

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Therapist - Chichester

Chichester PO19
07958 216533
Sessions from £120.00


  • Flexible hours available


I am available for face to face work in my office in Chichester, also video/Zoom sessions,  Wednesday to Friday from 9am, all my sessions are 90 minutes in duration, my last session starts at 6pm (Wednesdays and Thursdays only).  

If you are looking for specialist couples/relationship counselling, please call or email me, I can usually find you an appointment within 2 weeks depending on your availability/flexibility for appointment times.

About me and my therapy practice

I specialise in helping couples to re-build, re-structure and re-vitalise their relationship, helping them put the magic back into their marriage. There are many reasons why couples find themselves struggling with their relationship, perhaps for you it's a lack of communication, you feel unable to talk to each other because you feel you won't be listened to. Maybe there are constant arguments that are a bit like a runaway train that starts in the station and you both know that it will end up in the crash barrier at the end of the track. Perhaps the intimacy has gone from your relationship and you desperately want to get the feeling of closeness back. I have a myriad of tools and resources to help you to find a way through these problems.

I love working with couples and individuals, helping them to become the partnership or person that they want to become, maybe that will be you, I hope so.  I have a comfortable consulting room in the centre of Chichester, with easy access to parking, bus and train connections. I am available to see clients in the daytime and early evenings. I see my job as to help my clients get from where they are now (which may be distressing them) to where they want to be. I offer a quiet, confidential, accepting space, where there are no judgements or assumptions, I will listen with empathy to what you are saying, I will ask questions and be curious with you about your world. Together we can explore the issues and concerns that are on your mind and enable you to make the changes that you want to make. I have what I like to think of as my metaphorical tool bag, with my couples counselling/relationship coaching experience, tools and resources; plus my counselling, CBT, personal development coaching, knowledge and experience, all just waiting to be used to help my clients to achieve the lives and relationships that they want and dream of.

To get your relationship back on track, call me on 07958216533.

Practice description

I am now offering face to face appointments at my office in central Chichester, Zoom sessions are also available, if that is your preference.

I am passionate about helping couples and individuals to have the relationships that they want and dream of.    I help my clients to strengthen their relationships, to develop the skills and ability to work together in a more conscious and effective way.  I help them to gain awareness and understanding of why relationships don't always go as planned and give them the tools to smooth out the problems, so that they can move forward to creating a brighter future together.

I can help you become more communicative, less confrontational, more intimate, more passionate, happier, more romantic, more fun, better parents, able to recognise past traumas, able to build a vision for your future together.

If you would like some professional, empathetic help with your relationship give me a call right now on 0795 8216 533 or drop me an email  lesley@lesleydowns.co.uk

I am very honoured and proud to receive this award:

"ghp Mental Health Awards 2022 - Lesley Downs - Most Considerate Couples Counsellor (UK)"

My first session

I am now offering face to face appointments at my office in central Chichester, Zoom sessions are also available, if that is your preference.

Our first session together will be all about you, I will be listening, asking lots of questions, being really curious with you about your answers, so that I can find out what is going on in your world, I will be getting to know your story, and understanding what you wish to achieve for your future.

As a couple I will ask each of you how you see the relationship at the moment, what are the problems and how long have they been there.  The beauty of doing this work as a couple is that you hear each other's answers, you will learn things about how your partner thinks and feels, even if you have been together 40 years and think you know everything about each other!!

I often describe my work as being a bit of a detective, I will get you to dig deep, so that we find out what is really going on under the surface, finding the source of the problems, this will raise your awareness and understanding.  Then with that knowledge we can move forward to finding the appropriate tools and strategies to put things right so that you can enjoy being a couple together again.

Give me a call right now and lets get started 0795 8216 533

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Eclectic, Family therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited