Lindsay Riley

Lindsay Riley


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07952 626774
Website

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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 4pm - 8pm, Tuesday 8am - 2pm, Wednesday 12 noon - 7pm, Thursday 2pm - 9pm, Friday 3pm - 5pm.

I offer counselling both long and short-term. I've worked with many different issues that people have been experiencing.

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. 

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 a social enterprise in Milton Keynes providing counselling to junior school children. 

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.

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 services available for you to consider in your own time.

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, 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