Spotlight on Threads Counselling

Lesley Brackenridge – Counsellor and Supervisor has created a delightful, welcoming studio space within Mile End Mill.  The room is fairly unique with the glass brick walls and of course you could just sit all day in those comfy chairs.  Even the colours are uplifting when you walk in!

We sat down with her to find out more information about her business.

Tell us about yourself and what you offer?

I work in private practice as a person-centred counsellor and supervisor at Threads Counselling in Paisley, offering short-term and long-term counselling & supervision. With over 15 years’ experience as a counsellor, a background in general and psychiatric nursing and 11+ years’ experience working for an EAP as counsellor and manager, I find the breadth of experience I have gained allows me to work alongside clients, with a wide range of issues – supporting and empowering them to find their best way forward from their current difficulties or life challenges to live a more fulfilling life.

When did you set-up your own business – Threads Counselling?

When I was employed I co- managed a team of over 30 counsellors, I had always aspired to work for myself so decided to take the leap of faith and set-up my own business.  Threads Counselling started trading on 1st December 2017 and I haven’t looked back.  I am a very resilient person, with lots of life experience, which I feel can be helpful with clients I work with.

What areas do you specialise in?

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Personal development, Cancer, Disability, Self-esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress and Work-related issues.

As mentioned, I have a diverse range of skills and life experiences which helps me to relate with each client.  The most important thing is the value of the relationship between my client and I, which I hope helps them to feel safe and supported to make the changes they hope to and want to in their life.

How would you describe the therapy you offer?

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Person-Centered, Solution focused brief therapy

Typically, who are the clients you work with?

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How do you deliver the therapy?

Long-term face-to-face counselling, Short-term face-to-face counselling, Telephone counselling & Solution- Focused Brief therapy.

What times are you available for appointments?

I work out of my office or for supervision deliver this at an organisation’s premises.

Appointment times:

  • Monday & Tuesday 9am – 7pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday 9am- 7pm
  • Friday – Closed
  • Weekend – Closed

What are your costs?

The cost is £40.00 per hour.  Each session is 1 hour in duration.

What professional accreditations do you have?

I am an Accredited Counsellor with the BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and adhere to their Code of Ethics, which ensures my integrity and safe practice with clients.

Why did you decide to work from Abbey Mill Business Centre?

I looked at the various business centres in Paisley and decided on Abbey Mill for several reasons; the reception area is very impressive, my clients expect a professional environment, the security is a big bonus and the car parking is perfect for myself and my clients.  When you walk into Mile End Mill you always get a friendly welcome from reception and as a tenant I feel we are kept updated on what is happening within the building.


Contact Details

Lesley Brackenridge, Counsellor & Supervisor

For more information please click here: Threads Counselling


Phone: 07447 154 455

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