Lindsey de-Vine FDSc MBACP Individual and Couple Counsellor
Hi, welcome to my profile. As an Individual and Couple Counsellor I am able to provide a warm therapeutic relationship where you'll be able to feel truly understood, experience genuine empathy and caring support throughout. Some of the areas I work include;
- low confidence/self esteem
- eating disorders
- relationship issues, including affairs & betrayals.
I have had a wide range of experience working within two charities, which includes a bereavement agency and a counselling service that offers support to the local community over the age of 18. I am currently working in private practice where I offer short & long term counselling to individuals & couples based in Orpington which is a relatively easy commute from the surrounding areas of Sidcup, Bexley, Swanley & Bromley being a ten minute drive away.
I understand that it can be a challenging time to make the decision to seek counselling but I can assure that with my kind & gentle approach I will soon put you at ease plus I will always work at your given pace. I work integratively using different counselling approaches, hence my aim is to work in partnership with you individually or as a couple tailoring an approach to suit your needs.
An example of my work with supporting people who are experiencing anxiety would include looking at your negative thinking patterns, with journaling & creative drawing/writing being a useful tool. I also find the greatness in mindfulness with learning the added benefits of living in the moment instead of ruminating in the past &/or fearful of the future, additionally it could also be just as helpful to explore your past history as this could be beneficial to find the route cause. I am highly passionate & have a pleasing success rate. If you would like to know more about my work please feel free to call or email me.
I am a registered member of the (BACP) British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy No. 233690 where I work in accordance with the Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I also hold an enhanced DBS along with private Indemnity Insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree Science in Integrative Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 2 Substance Abuse
CPCAB Introduction to Level 2 Counselling Skills
Second Degree Reiki Practitioner
NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Business Studies
I regularly attend personal development workshops/courses, which currently includes further training in Mindfulness & Life coach.
I initially came from the financial sector where I managed a team for a well known high street bank. I then embarked on a career change where I spent many years training in Counselling & Psychotherapy, during this time I worked within the NHS & two local counselling charities. I am now currently working in private practice where I offer counselling to the local community & surrounding areas. I also offer my services to the NHS on an adhoc basis. Additionally, I have had many years experience working as a Reiki Practitioner offering distant & hands on healing.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer home visits for those experiencing agoraphobia or any kind of disability including the visually impaired. I do not have wheelchair access from my private practice, therefore I will offer to come to your home at no extra cost.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Photos & videos
Individual Counselling per session: £40
Telephone Counselling per session: £40
Online Counselling per session: £40
Couple Counselling per session: £60
Reiki healing: from £20
The nearest stations are St Marys Cray or Orpington. There are many bus routes with a five minute walk away from the consulting room. Additionally, there's ample parking opposite.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer day time and evening appointments including Saturday & Sundays.
Types of client