- Phone number
- 07880 556623
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I currently have availability and work Monday to Friday, Saturday Mornings and some evenings. My hours are 08.30 am until 3.30 Monday to Friday, Evenings 6 pm to 8 pm and Saturday mornings 9 am until 1 pm.
About me and my therapy practice
In my work with clients, I draw heavily upon Humanistic theory to provide a foundation for a therapeutic relationship that is empathetic, client-centred, and conducive to personal growth.
My practice is informed by Humanistic principles, emphasising the establishment of a therapeutic frame, my understanding of human nature, psychological distress, the process of change, and the pivotal significance of the therapeutic relationship.
In practical terms, this means that when acknowledging the unique qualities of each of my clients I foster an environment that encourages clients in self-exploration and personal development.
I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where my clients feel empowered to express themselves authentically.
The Humanistic approach emphasizes the therapist's unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness qualities that I integrate into my practice to build trust and rapport with my clients. By valuing and respecting my client's individual subjective experiences, I aim to facilitate a therapeutic journey that aligns with the principles of Humanistic theory.
Thank you for considering my counselling services. I am Lyn, a fully qualified Counsellor with a BA Hons in Counselling and Psychotherapy, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Your first session with me is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. We will discuss your reasons for seeking counselling, your expectations, and any specific goals you may have. This session is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and determine if we are a good fit for working together.
In our sessions, you can expect a confidential and supportive space where you are free to express yourself without fear of judgment. Your confidentiality is of utmost importance, and I adhere to the ethical guidelines set by the BACP to ensure your privacy.
Together, we will set realistic and achievable therapeutic goals. Whether seeking support for specific issues, personal growth, or a deeper understanding of yourself, our collaborative efforts will guide the direction of our sessions.
Because each individual is unique, I tailor my approach to suit your specific needs and goals. Together, we explore your concerns, understand the underlying factors, and collaboratively work towards solutions.
I am committed to active listening, ensuring that you feel heard and understood. Through open and honest dialogue, we will explore your experiences, concerns, and aspirations, fostering a deep understanding of your journey.
Sessions last for fifty minutes, providing enough time for meaningful exploration and discussion.
The frequency of sessions will be determined collaboratively based on your needs and preferences. This can be discussed and adjusted as we progress.
I embrace a client-centered approach, rooted in empathy, respect, and collaboration. I believe in the transformative power of a trusting therapeutic relationship and work diligently to create a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
My first session
To facilitate an in-depth exploration of your concerns and expectations, the first session is extended, allowing us ample time to get to know each other and establish a solid foundation. As part of this extended session, there is a special rate of £35 which includes our initial consultation and any necessary paperwork.
During our first session, we will engage in an initial assessment process. This assessment is designed to gather relevant information about your background, concerns, and goals for therapy. It provides a structured starting point for our work together and helps me better understand your unique needs.
The assessment may cover a range of topics, including your personal history, current challenges, and the specific goals you hope to achieve through counselling. This process is collaborative, and your input is crucial in tailoring our sessions to best address your individual circumstances.
Please expect to spend some time during our first session completing this assessment. It's a valuable step in ensuring that our work together is personalized and aligns with your expectations.
Subsequent sessions will be charged at the standard rate of £50. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash, and invoices or receipts can be provided upon request.
If you have any questions or concerns about the fee structure or assessment process, please feel free to discuss them during our session. My goal is to ensure transparency and clarity in all aspects of our therapeutic relationship.
If you have any further questions or if there's anything specific you'd like to address in our first session, please let me know in advance, and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Interpersonal, Person centred, Phenomenological, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
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