85 Sankey Street
Hi my name is Lindsey. I am a qualified and experienced Person-Centred Counsellor. I am able to offer one-to-one counselling which is confidential, comfortable, and welcoming in accessible therapy rooms in St Helens, Warrington and Liverpool city centre.
I have experience of helping adults and young people with issues including anxiety, relationship difficulties, family issues, self-harm, illness, sexuality, depression, low self-esteem, domestic violence, emotional and sexual abuse, loss and other major life events.
Throughout our lives we all experience difficulties that we may find it hard to deal with. Knowing that you are not on your own and talking through your emotions and feelings with a qualified counsellor may help. Counselling provides an opportunity to explore personal matters and to spend some time thinking about how you feel and what you want.
My warm, non-judgemental, empathic approach allows clients to explore sometimes painful and difficult feelings and to work towards change or acceptance.I aim to provide a safe space, where you will not feel under pressure or judged. This allows you to explore and make sense of your own feelings and thoughts. Using a person-centred model, I will work alongside you at a pace that is right for you, adapting the way I work to best suit your individual needs.
I offer both short term counselling ( up to 6 weeks) and longer term (no limit to the number of sessions) which is based on your needs and can be discussed at our first meeting.
At our initial meeting we will create a contract together outlining how many sessions, the length of sessions, confidentiality and boundaries. This will be reviewed regularly to ensure you are getting out of counselling what you need.
If you want to discuss any concerns you might have about starting counselling, we can talk over the phone or meet in person with no obligation. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions so you can then make a decision about whether you think I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 (ABC)
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3 (ABC)
Award in Counselling Concepts Level 2 (ABC)
Certificate in Mindfulness and Well-being
Certificate in Understanding Anxiety and Depression
BA (Honours) degree in Social Studies
PGCE Secondary Education
I have over 20 years experience working with young people and adults in various educational settings and roles. I have also worked therapeutically in a holistic therapy centre with a wide range of adult clients, who presented complex issues such as anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol misuse, relationship breakdown, loss, addiction, historical abuse, domestic violence, bullying and self-harm. I have recent experience in a variety of settings including the NHS, Employee Assistance Programmes and independent providers of counselling.
I am also a qualified teacher and I enjoy teaching Counselling skills to adults in a local further education college.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I also have my own personal liability insurance which enables me to practice safely and ethically and adhere to the BACP’s ethical framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My fee for a 60 minute counselling session is £40. This includes the cost of hiring the therapy room so if you were unable to make the appointment I ask for 24 hours notice of cancellation if at all possible. I can also offer a free 30 minute face to face consultation to help you decide if counselling is right for you.
I have a personal interest in the idea of loss – which includes the loss of a person (bereavement), loss of a relationship and loss of ‘what might have been’. I have found that people can become very unhappy about the loss of what they thought their life would be like and I have been able to work with them to enable them to come to an understanding and acceptance of what life is actually like for them. This has resulted in a better peace of mind and the strength to carry on.
Whatever is troubling you, counselling can offer a light in the darkness, giving you the chance to be heard and accepted, perhaps for the first time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available during the day and evening on Monday and Friday and I am also able to offer some other evening and weekend appointments if this better suits your circumstances.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|