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This time we are living through is the most challenging many of us have known. At the very least we are facing confinement, loneliness, and fear on many levels. At the worst we may be facing life-threatening illness, bereavement, loss of livelihood, loss of income, all of which can trigger the effects of previous losses in our lives, and stop of feeling in control.
If you would like to chat through some issues like these, or anything else that is affecting you at this time, then do get in touch. Obviously normally I would see people face to face, but it is not safe to do that just now. So we can find other ways using online means, if you have a computer or smart phone/device; or just simply by telephone.
Nothing is too unimportant to discuss, if it is affecting how you are feeling just now. I won't judge you, just get in touch using the form provided and I will give you a call. With warm wishes, Lin.
About me and my therapy practice
I have worked with a wide range of presenting issues such as Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Anxiety, Phobias, Bereavement and other losses, Child-related issues, Depression, Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Post-Traumatic Stress, Relationship Issues, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Spiritual Issues and many more besides.
When we work together you will find that I work collaboratively with you to identify a way forward together, listening to who you are and what you would like to achieve and change in your life. I regard clients as people, not patients, and prefer not to 'label' people. Life can be difficult and complicated, and much of what I help with is a direct result of that.
I am a trained EMDR therapist, and this stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a treatment that has been recognised by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation as a treatment of choice for post-traumatic stress disorder. But there is also a growing body of evidence that it is helpful in wider mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression and phobia.
Beyond Counselling - Anam Cara work:
The term 'Anam Cara' simply means Friend of the Soul. Once counselling has ended, it can be really useful to have a good look at how you are choosing to live your life generally, and whether this is satisfying for you right now. Doing that can be useful for us all, whether we have had counselling or not.
Paying attention to the essence of what makes you 'you' can be very helpful in maintaining a positive view both of yourself and life in general, and can feel uplifting and rewarding. I can help you to reflect on how you would like to live out your life, so it fits with your values and personality, and identify the things within it that you would like to prioritise. Initially we would meet fortnightly to do the preparation, and then every month or two to touch base. If you would like to explore this, please mention it to me when we speak.
My first session
When you contact me I will call you back free of charge, for about 15 minutes, to discuss how to proceed, and set a date for our first consultation. In our first consultation we will chat about you, your current situation and a little of your history, and what you would like to be different as a result of coming to see me. I will make notes on the things you'd like us to focus on, and we will agree the way forward.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Cognitive, Eclectic, EMDR, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited