Lynda Malcomson (MBACP, P.G.Dip.CBT, BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing)
SPECIAL OFFER - £15 TASTER SESSION - IS CBT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a caring, professional counsellor with many years experience caring for those with a wide range of mental health and emotional needs. I am qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Mental Health Nursing.
I have a genuine interest in people and their needs. I listen in a confidential, non-judgemental, relaxed manner to help people understand more about themselves and their problems. I give hope, empathy and support to help people feel better, happier, stronger and more able to cope.
I offer appointments outside of normal working hours. My rates are competitive and I offer discounts. I am based in Lisburn and there is free parking available.
What is CBT?
CBT is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It is a talking therapy which has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of a wide range of problems.
Anyone can benefit from CBT. It is so effective it can be applied to everyday situations as well as to a range of disorders including anxiety, depression, bereavement, phobias, panic, relationship issues, sleep problems, low self-esteem, hearing voices, trauma, stress, assertiveness, obsessive compulsive disorder.
What does CBT involve?
I will offer you a private, confidential, non-judgemental environment where you can discuss your problems and difficulties. We will work together to understand your problems in terms of the way you think, feel and behave and the impact they have on your life. Often we think, feel and behave in a particuar way for a reason. This can be related to our childhood, life experiences and the circumstances we live in.
Together we will develop a shared understanding of how your difficulties developed and what keeps them going. We will then identify goals, steps and strategies to focus on. In between sessions, by doing self-help tasks, you can put into practice the things talked about in session. This will equip you with tools to be your own therapist and learn more helpful ways of coping with any future problems.
How can CBT help?
CBT can help you:
* improve your mood.
* reduce your anxiety.
* change your negative thoughts to positive thoughts.
* change your unhelpful thinking and behaviours.
* develop new coping skills and problem-solving techniques.
* improve your emotional well-being.
* improve relationships you have with others.
* gain greater control over your moods and behaviours.
* improve your confidence.
* change your beliefs about yourself.
* become more calm and relaxed.
and much more.....
How long does CBT take?
Therapy can be from 6-20 sessions, but this is dependent on you and your individual problems, we will look at this together. Therapy is carried out at your individual pace, one step at a time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a genuine interest in people and their emotional problems. I am committed to develop and deliver the best possible therapeutic outcomes for those I care for. I promote empathy, dignity and respect at all times. My effective communication and listening skills enable me to deal with people in times of distress.
I have worked for many years as a Mental Health Nurse caring for those with depression, anxiety, distress and a wide range of other difficulties. I have been employed in the private sector, NHS hospitals and community settings. Along with my qualifications in Nursing (Registered Mental Health Nurse, BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies), I have a Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the Belfast Cognitive Therapy Centre.
I continue to develop myself further by participating in regular courses and research, for example Mindfulness, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Compassion Focussed Therapy, Anxiety Disorder.
I receive regular supervision in order to maintain best practice.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice. I have registered with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and am working towards accreditation with them.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
** SPECIAL OFFER - £15 TASTER SESSION - TO GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE IF CBT IS SUITABLE FOR YOU, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY IS CBT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? **
If CBT is for you, individual sessions (1 hour) = £35
Block bookings - 6 sessions = £195
- 10 sessions = £320
(fees must be paid in advance to qualify for discounted rates)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|