The Affinity Centre
29A Water Lane
87 Corbar Road
+447985936393 / +447985936393
Hello, I'm Lin I have over 11 years experience providing counselling and psychotherapy to adults and couples.
In my private practice I work with a wide variety of problems and difficulties. Some examples are depression, anxiety, anger, bereavement, obsessive thoughts or feelings, intrusive thoughts or memories. I've worked with people who have been abused whether that is a recent event or in the more distant past. I've helped couples with their relationship and coached people to get more out of life and work.
I have worked at a GP practice providing a counselling to patients. This work meant I worked with a wide variety of people from all walks of life and all ages and particularly those who were experiencing anxiety or depression.
Overall I think that therapy and counselling is about helping people to understand themselves better and live more peacefully, however because people often come to see me feeling pretty upset and hoping for some kind of relief of this as soon as possible initially I will be working with you to look at how the problem is affecting your life on a day to day basis, then to identify strategies and things you may be able to do to help yourself immediately.
Then if you still feel it might be useful we will look at where the problems may have come from with the aim of you understanding more about the yourself and the problem and so in the longer term being more peaceful.
To do this we will look at the past and some of your early experiences as these and relationships often form a blueprint for how we then go on to see the world in later life. Sometimes we need to look at these early experiences and the perceptions of reality that were formed and see if they need updating.
I work from The Affinity Centre in Wilmslow. Cheshire this setting provides a professional, comfortable and relaxed setting for working with people.
If you think I might be someone you could work with then do please give me a call on 07985 936393 to book in for an initial consultation. If I don't immediately answer the phone please leave me a message.
Before we go ahead I will talk to you on the phone for up to 20 minutes so that you can ask any questions you may have and so I can find out more about you and see if I think I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered psychotherapist. The UKCP is the governing body for psychotherapy in the UK and maintains a register of qualified psychotherapists.
I am a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) is a worldwide qualification confered by the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). I can also supervise and train other psychotherapists as I am a PTSTA (P) (Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst) and a registered TA101 Instructor (I teach the introductory TA course), I have a Master of Science in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling from Middlesex University. I hold a Level V award in Leadership from the Institute of Leadership and Management and an honours degree from Trent Polytechnic.
I am also a member of the Institute of Transactional Analysis and adhere to its code of ethics and professional practice.
I have been working in private practice for over ten years. As well as this experience I have also worked in a GP surgery as a counsellor and provided counselling for staff at a college of further education.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Fees vary by location, each session lasts about an hour. I offer a free half hour so that so that you can ask any questions you may have, see where I work and so I can find out more about you and see if I think I can help.
Daytime Appointments £50 per session
Couples £75 per session for one and half hours.
Supervision Buxton £50.
Student concession are daytime appointment rates
Supervision is £50 per session regardless of location.
Group therapy generally lasts two and a half hours and is £40 per person per session.
If you are thinking you might like to work with me then please call me. We can speak on the phone for up to 20 minutes so I can answer any questions you might have.
The type of therapy I offer is called transactional analysis. It is a type of therapy or counselling that is based on a belief that everyone has the ability to learn and change and that individuals are ultimately responsible for their own behaviour, thoughts and feelings. Along with this we work contractually (we make agreements) which means that I will work with you to help you identify what you want from counselling and therapy and this will be our aims and goals. I will also share ideas about the therapy so that you can take an active part in the work we do together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wilmslow - Wednesday 1.30 - 9.30pm Supervision in Buxton Monday and Tuesday 11am-6pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
For us to be fully supported in our work as a professional I think we need to feel safe to take risks in supervision and to be vulnerable about our difficulties.View supervision profile