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



My usual fee is £47.50 per session.

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

I offer an initial session for £25 where you can get a feel for who I am and how I work before deciding if you want to work with me.  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 Fridays daytime and evening

Types of client

Older adults
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