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 am of the understanding 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 suite your needs. I also specialise in Trauma therapy where I will endeavour to see you within the same given day that you make contact or the following day to help support you.
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 it could be beneficial to find the route cause. I also have vast experience of working with couples that are having problems within the relationship. 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.
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
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- 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
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- 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: from £40
Telephone Counselling per session: £35
Couple Counselling per session: £60
Reiki healing: from £20
*Some concessions are available on request*
(Please note that unlike the majority of Counsellors I offer hourly sessions as opposed to the standard 50 minutes)
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