- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Lynn and I qualified as acounsellor and cognitive behavioural therapist in 2013.
Most of us experience ups and downs throughout our lives, but every now and then we can feel a little bit “stuck”, this could be for a whole range of reasons; pressures at work, school or college, family problems, depression, anxiety, illness, addiction, self-harm or bereavement or maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it but you know that you want to feel better than you do right now. It doesn’t have to be a big problem to come to counselling. What I would like to offer is a safe, confidential environment to explore what is going on for you. I like to think of us as a team working together, exploring whatever is preventing you from living your life to the full. The sessions will be tailored to suit your needs, working at your pace, at a level comfortable to you.
I particularly enjoy working with children and young people. Young people engage in counselling in all manner of ways; we don’t just “sit and talk”, we can work creatively, do board games, play and somehow it works, things start to get better. I regularly find myself seeing young people in school as this offers an environment in which they are familiar. However, it could be that school is the problem in which case we can meet in counselling rooms.
I also enjoy working with adults. It may be that you don’t want to off load or burden your family or friends with your problem, or maybe the issue is a little closer to home, in which case exploring this with me in a neutral unbiased setting can prove to be hugely beneficial. I may suggest a different way of dealing with a situation or introduce tools and techniques to help you deal with the situation. How often do you have 50 minutes to sit and talk and explore what is going on for you and really be listened to?
As a result of covid, I have adapted how we can access counselling and now find that much of my counselling appointments are taking place using Zoom, Teams, WhatsApp and telephone. This has proven to be very popular with clients. It is a wonderful opportunity to access therapeutic support in the comfort of your own home, without the need to allow extra time and expense for travelling to your appointment.
My first session
Following your enquiry I will give you a call and we will have a very informal chat. Its a lovely opportunity for us to "break the ice". It will help us to clarify if we would like to go on to work together.
In our first session we will cover our counselling contract and discuss further what it is that has brought you to counselling, it's still very much information gathering. I will gain a better understanding of what you hope to get from counselling and how best I can support you on your journey.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited