Lyn Van de Velde, MA Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred)
10 Hillside Court
01622 814672 / 07891197134
Do you suffer from anxiety, stress or depression, related to work or relationships? Or are you a couple struggling to keep it together? Counselling is an opportunity for you to change your lives.
Life is full of stress and worries and it can be hard to manage your feelings. Sometimes you may find it hard to control your anger and you may be looking for some counselling, which will help you identify underlying triggers. For others, you may be troubled by feelings of anxiety, panic, confusion or depression. Counselling can help you understand your problem, develop new perspectives and help you move on to a more satisfying life.
If you are in need of couples counselling, I will give you both space to talk about your problems and I will guide you so that you feel safe and heard. When communication breaks down, resentments often grow and counselling is a good opportunity to address underlying issues so that you can really understand each other's needs.
If you are having relationship issues and your partner doesn't want to come for counselling, I would be happy to see you on your own. If your relationship has already broken down, I offer counselling support for separation and divorce.
I have been working as a counsellor for over 12 years, integrating the humanistic approach with CBT therapy. My approach is sensitive to your needs and I will do my best to help you feel comfortable and safe to explore your problems in a warm and confidential environment.
So, if you are troubled by any form of depression, stress or anxiety, whether it's related to work or relationships, please contact me and I will help you explore these issues, so that you have the chance to set yourself free and move towards a more fulfilling future. Life can be different.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been running my own private practice for 12 years. I am also a supervisor, and have experience as a trainer and group therapist.
Training and Qualifications
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Person-Centred/TA/Gestalt)
Post Graduate Certificate in Transpersonal and Integrative Supervision
Certificate in Group Work
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in CBT
In the past I have worked at a busy GP surgery and I have counselled many people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, depression and bereavment.
For 10 years I worked on a drug and alcohol programme. This has given me invaluable experience in helping people to explore underlying problems, such as low self esteem, and relationship issues. My role involved group therapy and facilitation, and I also ran sessions on understanding anger, relationships and assertiveness.
I have worked ad hoc with some local businesses and have helped many people with work-related issues, involving stress, redundancy and low confidence.
I have also worked as a tutor at a local university, teaching counselling skills. In addition, I have taught listening skills at an open prison in the Isle of Sheppey.
I have worked with many counselling students, both as clients and supervisees and I really enjoy seeing trainees develop and grow in self awareness and confidence.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
In Maidstone, my fees are £40 for both counselling and supervision sessions.
Couple fees are £55.
In Central London, my fees are £80 for both counselling and supervision sessions. Couple fees are £95.
Concessions are available for counselling students.
In Maidstone, I have both evening and daytime appointments available. Please call or email me to book a session. Parking is available.
In Central London, I have daytime appointments available, including lunch hour.
I am Aviva and BUPA registered.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have been working as a supervisor for over 6 years and hold a post-graduate qualification in integrative and transpersonal supervision.View supervision profile