I provide counselling for individuals and couples from my private practice at my home in Chilcompton. This is a dedicated ground floor room which provides our safe and confidential space for our work together.
My training helps me to provide you with a reliable, regular, non-judgmental space where you can begin to talk about whatever is on your mind. I work in what is called an integrative way which means I use a wide range of therapeutic models, but primarily focusing on humanistic counselling. In essence, that means I start with a basic belief in your potential to heal and grow, and my job as your counsellor will be to help you to achieve that potential. I also believe that your past experiences can have an effect on your present reality, in a way that you may not even be aware of. I can help by focusing on the relationship between us, to bring the way you relate to others to your awareness and facilitate your understanding of yourself, providing healing and change.
I also use other approaches in my work such as transactional analysis, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational enhancement therapy.
Starting counselling can be a daunting prospect if you have never had counselling before. During our first meeting, I would hope that you would be able to ask all the questions that you wanted to, would get a feel for how I work and also end with an idea whether we could work together. Not all counsellors will be the best one for you so it is important that you get the one that suits you.
During counselling I will listen accurately to your concerns in a supportive, accepting and non-judgemental way, helping you to develop insight into your problems. My aim is to enable you to develop your own coping skills and strategies using your own resources. The counselling process will help you explore your problems, help you to understand them and to arrive at some decisions about what to do about them. Counselling can help you with developmental issues, life changes, resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with a crisis, general anxiety and general depression, develop personal insight and knowledge, work through feelings of inner conflict and improve relationships with others by looking at relationship issues. I work with individuals, females, males, young adults and adolescents with a variety of issues including, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. I also work with couples who are experiencing relationship issues due to affairs, betrayals, separation, divorce and pre-nuptial (pre wedding) offering both individuals counselling to help both parties relate to the other in a better way.
To be successful, counselling is very dependent on trust and confidentiality and I abide by the BACP's code of ethics. My counselling room is on the ground floor. It is warm and comfortable in a safe and discreet rural location. There is ample free on street parking available.
Further information can be seen on my website www.lynnwulckocounselling.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook a 3 year diploma course at the Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The course is accreditated with BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I am currently waiting for my accreditation to be approved. I am hoping this will be any day now.
I have 2 years experience of working in a college setting, working with both adult learners and adolescents. The younger clients sometimes bring developmental difficulties such as struggling with self identity, sexual identity, anxiety, low self esteem and all the challenges faced with living an more independent life. During, what could be, their first taste of living independently, I can help with family issues which can escalate during this first taste of separation.
I have also had experience of working in a local addictions agency mainly working with alcohol addiction and working within an agency which provided family care packages to families within the BANES area.
I currently work in private practice. My work is based on an Integrative and Humanistic approach and I have undertaken further training in mindfullness, CBT, short term solution focused therapy, couples counselling, motivational interviewing, suicide, abuse, alcoholism and bereavement. I do work for several EAP companies as well as private referrals.
I am happy to work short term or long term.
I am currently waiting for my accreditation with BACP to be approved which I hope to hear about shortly. (submitted November 2014).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- 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
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular experience of working with
- adolescents and teenagers
- male and female clients
- depression, anxiety and generalised anxiety
- housebound clients
- couples counselling, dealing with separation, divorce, affairs and betrayals
- domestic violence
- low self esteem/loss of direction in life
My fees are £35.00 per 50 minute session for individuals.
My fees are £50.00 per 50 minute session for couples.
I have one lower cost session every week which I keep for clients who are unwaged, on a very low income or are students. Please let me know if you are interested in this service. Sometimes there is a small waiting list for these appointments to become available.
My consulting room is on the ground floor in a quiet, discreet rural location.
It is 100 yards away from the main road therefore easy to find and where there is a local bus stop.
Outside there is ample on-street parking.
I do realise that weekly counselling may not suit the timetables and lifestyles of all clients and can accommodate a varied diary.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have flexible appointments available during Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays both during the daytime and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|