Lynda Drinkwater

Lynda Drinkwater

West Norwood

07906 050880

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West Norwood

07906 050880

About me

I am an experienced counsellor offering you a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what is stopping you from living your life more fully.

I am trained in Integrative Psychosynthesis which offers a soulful perspective that honours body, mind and spirit. Whether you are struggling to make sense of your life, feeling overwhelmed or desperate, I believe counselling can offer a space to stop and take stock. This takes place within a therapeutic relationship which can support you to work through the issues that are troubling you whether they be in the present or intruding from the past. We co-create this process together and find out what works best for you.

I am a 5 minute walk from West Norwood station and 10 mins from Tulse Hill station, and on a good bus service from Brixton, Crystal Palace and Croydon.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their professional code of ethics.

I am a graduate of the counselling diploma at Re-Vision centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis.  I have also studied person centred art therapy skills and have a background in personal development work. I have facilitated team building workshops using the MBTI (Myers Briggs Personality Indicator) and the principles of Non Violent Communication (NVC).

As a counsellor I have worked with people from different backgrounds seeking help with many different issues. These include (but not exclusively): anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, childhood abuse, chronic illness, trauma, identity issues, sexuality, addiction, relationship issues,being a carer, overwhelming feelings, depression, low self esteem, stress, loss of meaning or purpose.

My Qualifications and training includes:

Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis from Re.Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis (BACP accredited training organisation) - 2010

Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy skills (2004)

Myers Briggs Personality Indicator (MBTI) registered user (2004)

Reiki   2003

BA Social Policy and Administration  - University of Nottingham

Registered Paediatric and Adult Nursing (RSCN/RGN) Great Ormond Street Hospital For Sick Children 1986

I am committed to continuing my own professional development and training as a counsellor and make sure I have regular professional supervision.

Other training and personal development that inform my work as a counsellor:

Body work including: The Feldenkrais Method of Awareness through movement and The Rosen Method

Non Violent Communication (NVC)

Group facilitation

Spirituality and Creativity

Art Therapy


Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My usual fee is £50.00 per session.

I do offer a few low cost places depending on individual circumstances.

I am happy to have email contact or talk on the phone if you want to find out more before arranging an initial session.

Maps & Directions

London, SE27

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays daytime and evening

Types of client

Older adults
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