- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
Out of Office Notice.
I am not taking any new clients starting from 2nd November 2023 until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
I offer counselling sessions for individuals 16 years old or over.
Sessions can be conducted either:
- Face-to-face, or
- Video conferencing (via Microsoft Teams)
If you live in Aberdeen, I am happy to offer walk-and-talk therapy during daytime (weather-dependent), in one of the Aberdeen garden parks.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. My name is Lynda Chebbihi, and I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor Trauma Therapist.
I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Aberdeen (with commendations), accredited by COSCA (the Scottish Professional Body for Psychotherapists and Counsellors). I am a registered member of the BACP, and I comply with their Ethical Framework for Good Practice (which you can find in the BACP website). I also hold a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Levels CCTP/CCTP-II.
Through my professional experience as a counsellor working with the public, students, and NHS staff, supported by my volunteering background work with, for instances, the Samaritans and the Algerian Red Crescent, and my continuous personal and professional development, I have developed experience working with individuals who experienced traumatic events (war, sexual/physical abuse, natural disasters, COVID-19 etc) .
I can offer you a safe, confidential and collaborative relationship in which we explore together any associated posttraumatic symptoms, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues, stress and anxiety you are experiencing. With the ultimate therapeutic goals of helping you to become congruent and to improve how you perceive yourself to live a healthier life.
My practice is framed within the humanistic Rogerian Person-Centred approach which fundamentally believes on everyone's ability to grow and thrive. This, by trusting your own process to find your inner resources and strengths, to build awareness, and to make sense and find new meanings to your life better aligned with your true self.
I can offer counselling session either in English, French or Arabic (North Africa).
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information.
My first session
The initial phone call is free of charge and can last up to 50 minutes. It allows us to introduce ourselves and find out if I can help you with your enquiries, and organise our upcoming therapy sessions.
Each counselling session, including the first session lasts 50 minutes in length. Regardless of the way counselling sessions are undertaken (in-person, online or telephone), the fee is 50GBP per session. For students and unwaged individuals, the fee is 25GBP per session (that is a 50% discounted rate).
During the first session, we will discuss the contracting terms, your therapeutic goals you wish to achieve, and will agree on the length of therapy.
Ideally, we will meet on a weekly basis (unless agreed otherwise) at a date and time that suit you. You are free to stop at any time and terminate the counselling agreement, whether therapy is open-ended or time limited.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Interpersonal, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited
English, Arabic, French