Hi. I’m Lesley and I set up my business Declutter for calm after working with a friend who wanted to downsize very quickly. This was my first time coordinating, organising and learning first-hand the highs and lows of downsizing. This experience led me to set up my business and join APDO (Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers) to support industry standards. I continue my professional development with APDO, and undertake training in how to support those with ADHD.
I spent 25 years as a psychotherapist/counsellor, supervisor, teacher and clinical lead. Before this I was involved in procurement and health & fitness. Today, I still love to keep fit in the gym, and enjoy Zumba, yoga and practising mindfulness. I also enjoy reading and chilling out with family and friends.
I am married and a mother of three grown-up children, so I know only too well how it feels to juggle home, with all the obligations of life and work. I have an elderly mother whose home I have downsized and I have helped her to settle into an apartment within a retirement community. I work with all age groups.
Being a therapist has given me great insight into the psychological aspects of our attachment to our possessions and how hard it can be to let them go. Too much clutter can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety and can have a detrimental effect on our mental health.
I am able to combine my training as a counsellor/psychotherapist with my experience as a professional organiser to work with my clients to help them Declutter for calm.
I advocate reaching out for help when you need it but I recognise that this is not always easy, as people are often afraid of being judged. With that in mind, I would like to add that I am very approachable and respect confidentiality regarding your home and any personal information you impart. I will always do my best to put you at ease and support you where possible.
Please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call on 07702 005914, or use my enquiry form to take the first step.
Member of APDO (UK’s membership for industry standards)
Certificate “working with people with ADHD”
Professional Indemnity and Public Liability InsuranceQualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Why Choose Me?
I provide a confidential and non-judgmental service that is respectful to your needs and feelings for your home and possessions.
My background and experience mean that you can rely upon me to demonstrate my core values of respect, integrity, openness and transparency.
I work in a mindful and calm way to help you reach your goals at your pace.
What I offer is of good value. I’m committed to the work that I undertake and always remain mindful of the importance of mental health and wellbeing.
I insist on regular breaks – oh, and I can make a really good cup of tea too!