Lynsey Waterhouse, MSc Family Therapist UKCP registered
The Hamble Vision
New Park Community Association
New Park Centre
New Park Road
Family Therapy can be helpful for couples, children, families and individuals. As a Family Therapist I can explore a variety of issues such as; Couple counselling, Family issues, Child related issues, Relationship issues, Disabilities, Becoming new parents, Bereavement, Divorce, Separation and Step Parenting.
I have significant experience in working with children, young people and adults with a wide range of disabilities including Asperger’s syndrome, Autism and life limiting conditions such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Cancer.
I have worked with children and adults for over ten years within the education welfare service, a Children disability team and two Children's hospices. My aims are to provide a safe space in which people can have conversations about things that are causing difficulty or distress. I have supported children and adults who have learning disabilities or other specific physical or communication needs and I try to ensure everyone feels able to participate and feel listened too.
Family and Systemic Psychotherapists (known as Family Therapists) can help people to explore family stories, beliefs, cultures and life experiences and how these may impact on a current situation or presenting issue. Seeing individual members during the entire therapy process might be helpful and can allow individuals to express their own views or concerns, this may be useful in allowing parents to share information with the therapist or for children and young people.
For more information about Family Therapy, please go to website www.changeworkssussex.co.uk and open the link for a leaflet called 'what is family therapy'. I hope it is helpful.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully qualified Family Therapists have to train full time for four years and must have a previous advanced qualification to begin training. I completed my training in London at the Institute of Family Therapy and the University of London. I am also a qualified Social Worker, completing my training in 2001.
My training enables me to work with couples, children, families and individuals. I consider myself to have significant experience communicating with children and young people and if there are additional issues around disability or learning or communication difficulties.
I am registered with UK Council for Psychotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council. I hold full indemnity and liability insurance.
As a Family Psychotherapist, consultation and reflective practice are additional ways I can support professionals in working with complex and difficult emotional situations.
Consultations can be used to help focus an individual or group of colleagues to explore a case in specific detail. I use tools such as a Genogram to help map out the family composition and gain history about the presenting problem. Outcomes can be a refreshed sense of action, a reduced sense of isolation or feeling overwhelmed by the situation and being able to see the situation in different ways.
Reflective practice are important in helping professionals from all areas, counsellors, nurses, carers, teachers address working with difficult and challenging work situations. I am particularly experienced in offering reflective practice and consultations to carers, nurses, teachers who work with issues of child and young adult disability and illness, transition and change in response to a diagnosis or change in physical or emotional health.
Please get in contact for an informal discussion about any of these additional services.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have significant experience working with families, couples and children around issues of child illness, disability and bereavement.
I can work creatively using nonverbal tools to explore feelings and to help communicate thoughts and feelings to others.
I work in West Sussex and Hampshire.
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A one hour session is £50.00
Home visit have been a very welcome additional service I offer. It can allow greater flexibility with work and family commitments, especially in engaging children and young people or with individuals who have restricted mobility. I charge a mileage fee of 45pence per mile between my home and the clients address.
I am committed to enabling people to have an informed choice about what type of therapy is available and what would be most helpful. I also would like to ensure support can be accessed when it is needed, without waiting lists or acceptance criteria.
FREE 20 minute consultation the first Monday of every month 9-10am, if you want to explore how Family Therapy can help.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments in your home (subject to discussion and additional mileage rate) or at local community venues in Chichester and Bosham.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|