Summer House Therapy - Lynne Ford MBACP(Accred) Dip Couns, Dip Child Couns
Sometimes in life, we can feel lost, overwhelmed by feelings, or feel frustrated and stuck in a rut. Counselling can offer a supporting,relationship to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviours to gain a clearer understanding of your life’s experiences.Such understanding can help us make decisions about those things we may wish to change.
Developing a therapeutic relationship
I see the therapeutic relationship at the heart of the therapy. This begins with seeking to develop a sense of safety & trust so that you feel comfortable enough to open up & talk about what you have been/are experiencing. I would support your exploration of the impact of life experiences & with expression of feelings
I seek to provide you with a safe space, a time to feel really listened to, understood and accepted
I seek to establish trust, with empathy and without judgement. I work in a way that is respectful, sensitive and supportive. I encourage the development of self-awareness and the capacity for reflection and insight.
Providing you with an Integrative approach to therapy
As an Integrative Therapist, I draw upon my knowledge and experience of a range of approaches to therapy to help me to understand what has brought you to therapy and assess your individual needs.
Therapy sessions offered are for 50 minutes & the number of sessions/length of time you choose to come for therapy is a personal choice for you.
If you have experienced emotional traumas in your life I can help you to develop awareness of trauma-related energy and tension and find ways to re-establish your physical sense of safety. I can help you both the expression and management of feelings and help regulate your body's reactions to stress.
My therapy room provides you with a calm space away from the pressures of everyday life.
I offer the opportunity to work creatively and experience Expressive Art therapy. This focuses on developing and expressing images that come from your feelings, thoughts and beliefs, rather than what you see in the outside world. No creative expertise is necessary to experience therapy in this way.
Some information & examples of this are on my website - but let me know if you would like to know a little more about this .
An Initial Session
I offer a 30 minute initial session (there is no charge for this) & this is really for you to meet me in person and see how we might work together.
Therapy for Children
If you are considering therapy for your child -
You may be concerned that there has been a noticeable change in your child's mood, behaviour, or both.
Developing a therapeutic relationship with a child
I seek to develop a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship with a child. this begins with communication of empathy and understanding, setting boundaries and being alongside and engaging in playful activities as directed by the child
Developing a therapeutic relationship with a teenager
I seek to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship with a teenager. This begins with respect and being open to, but not pushing them to engage with therapy
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Foundation in Art Therapy
Certificate - Living & working with PTSD
Certificate in Assessment & Action Planning
Diploma in Child Counselling - Incorporating the Arts
I have over 12 years of experience in helping clients who have encountered difficulties with :-
- Relationship difficulties
- Loss and bereavement
- Suicidal thoughts
- Self harm
- Self esteem
- Aspects of self
- Childhood issues
- Emotional, sexual & physical abuse
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
I offer a free initial consultation - 30 minute session
Adults : Daytime – £45 per 50 minute session
Adults : Evening (6pm onwards) – £55 per 50 minute session
Children and Young people - £35 per 50 minute session
Therapy starts with an initial assessment to get a sense of what has brought you to therapy at this time and how I can best support you.
Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis and last for 50 minutes.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by the ethics of that organisation.
I currently have both daytime and evening appointments available
Please contact me via e-mail or phone to set up an initial consultation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have both daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client