Lindsay Riley

Lindsay Riley


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07952 626774

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Therapist - Aylesbury

Aylesbury HP21
07952 626774
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Currently appointments are available online via video communication. Face to face appointments will resume in Aylesbury as soon as possible.

Monday 6pm - 8pm, Tuesday - unavailable, Wednesday 12 noon - 7pm, Thursday 2pm - 9pm, Friday 3pm - 5pm.

The length of counselling is dependent on each client and we work together to decide what is best for you. 

About me and my therapy practice

Counselling or therapy enables you to discuss your personal challenges, in a confidential environment. It can assist you in exploring and understand yourself and support you in building emotional resilience. It can also enable you to develop your autonomy and trust in your own choices about your life.

With all that life throws at us; work challenges, relationship issues, stress, anxiety and a global pandemic - it takes a toll on our mental wellbeing. It might be that you are experiencing a difficult time right now or be wanting to move away from the past that keeps holding you back. Through the counselling that I offer, you are offered a unique space to explore these issues and I will listen, without judgement or prejudice, aiming to understand your world and supporting you through your difficult times. 

My approach (Integrative) allows me to be informed by a number theories (transactional analysis, person centred, CBT and some psychodynamic concepts) that enable me to understand your world from many different perspectives. I find this provides flexibility to how I work with clients. Personally, I believe in every person's potential for growth, given the right conditions and this person centred approach to being with clients, is at the heart of my work.

The areas that I focus my work in now includes:

Depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, low mood, feeling sad, family issues, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, loss, work-related stress, stress, self-injury and harm and suicidal thoughts.

Practice description

Currently I run my own private practice and work as a counselling trainer in a higher education setting. Within my practice, I also work with a service providers supporting job seekers experiencing mental health issues and people experiencing complex mental health issues locally. 

I have vast experience working with young people, adolescents and young adults within a young persons counselling agency and private practice. This is in addition to extensive work with adults covering a vast variety of mental health issues and everyday life challenges.

Currently I am studying my MSc in Psychology, hold a post graduate diploma in Supervision (Level 6), Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5) and Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4).

I also provide Therapeutic Supervision to groups and individuals.

My CPD and additional training covers:

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTS-I) 
  • Trauma Treatment for Children 
  • Counselling in Schools Training and Level 3 CPD Certificate (In progress)
  • Application of Attachment in Psychotherapy 
  • Trauma and the body 
  • Transactional Analysis 101 
  • Working with self-injury 
  • Working with attachment issues
  • Young People Experiencing Abuse  

My first session

Initially, I offer a free discussion over the telephone to understand what it is you are looking for in therapy and explain the way I work, to gauge whether we are a good fit.

Following this, I will provide information on the services I provide for you to consider in your own time or suggest alternative services.

Our first appointment enables me to understand further the challenges you face to build understanding, the relationship and respond to any questions you may have, exploring how we can work together. Through this, we will outline an agreement on how we will work together, outlining the professional aspects of the relationship, such as confidentiality and its limitations.

It can be strange discussing personal information with someone in the first session, but I assure you that your wellbeing and safety is at the heart of my work. There is certain information that I gather when working together, which includes basic contact information, emergency contact, GP details and history relevant to counselling. These are stored inline with GDPR guidelines.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work

Supervisor - Aylesbury

Aylesbury HP21
07952 626774
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Supervision is available throughout the week and weekends by appointment.

About me and my therapy practice

My supervision practice is underpinned by a relational approach, building trust and understanding of you in practice and your work with clients, in order to support you in your ongoing professional development and client work.

Supervision is offered face-to-face or online.

Practice description

My counselling approach (Integrative) allows me to be informed by a number theories (transactional analysis, person centred, CBT and some psychodynamic concepts such as attachment and transference). As a trainer, I am also informed of other approaches and familiar with the CPCAB helping model and portfolio building and offer a collaborative approach to supervisee's who enjoy applying theoretical concepts to their work.

My role is to support, encourage and guide when required and this approach is underpinned by the BACP ethical framework.

My practice has evolved working in areas such as:

Depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, low mood, feeling sad, family issues, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, loss, work-related stress, stress, self-injury and harm and suicidal thoughts.

Much of my work has been with adolescents and young adults but I do not purely focus on a particular age range.

My first session

Our first session aims to discuss what you require from supervision and a supervisor, gauging whether we are suited in our approaches. 

When agreeing our work together, we will jointly agree the parameters of the work in an agreement. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Depression, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling