Olga Lynn Registered Member MBACP Accred.
I work from a quiet comfortable room in Kilwinning and offer Person Centred / Emotion Focused Counselling.
This therapeutic approach is based on respect and trust for the client. It is about a working relationship without judgement or expectation intended to help you gain an understanding of your concerns.
The evidence shows that it is this relationship and understanding that informs and empowers you to make the choices that best suit you as an individual or couple. It offers both a gentle and sometimes challenging way to work but it is about the person and whatever you bring.
I work with individuals, young people (14 +years) and couples for both short and longer term counselling.
As a health professional for over 30years (now retired) I am aware that life can be very stressful. People do what they need to do, often at personal cost, and the things that are most important to us in our personal or professional lives are often pushed to the side.
My counselling experience
In my work as a counsellor I have gained varied and valuable experience working in the voluntary sector, independently and also contractually within the NHS. I feel confident in my ability to work with individuals or couples who seek a greater understanding of their concerns / distress and who wish to move forward in their lives.
In Kilwinning my counselling room is less than a mile from the A78 ,has a frequent bus service and is a 15 minutes walk from the train station which is on the main Glasgow /Largs and Glasgow / Ayr line.
My work complies with BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, is subject to their complaints procedure and is fully insured.
My experience includes working with:
- Abuse - self harm and domestic abuse
- Guilt issues / self esteem
- Infertility and assisted conception
- Menopause - lack of libido
- Pregnancy matters including:
- Stress - personal issues
- work related stress and performance at work
- Terminal illness either for individual or family concerned.
If your concerns don't fit neatly into a labelled box or if you are uncertain whether counselling is for you it maybe useful to have a chat with no obligation.
Some personal thoughts are included on my google blog. http://www.counselyn.blogspot.co.uk/
You can text or phone on: 0741 354 9783
Alternatively you may wish to review the BACP public information site: www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional development as a counsellor since qualifying in 2004 is a continuous process and is reviewed annually by the BACP when I renew my accreditation. Qualifications and courses listed below are only listed as they directly address services offered.
Post Grad Diploma in Counselling 2004
Strathclyde University, Glasgow
Potentiality - A Person Centred Approach to Working with Young People 2010 - Strathclyde University
Accreditation with British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists 2010
Applied Person Centred Couple and family therapy - Strathclyde University 2011
Emotion Focussed Psychotherapy - Strathclyde University 2011
Applied Suicide Skills Intervention Training - Sandyford Initiative, 2012
Supervision of Counsellors and Psychotherapists - Strathclyde University 2014
Accreditation as a Counsellor confirms that my work, study and continuing professional development as a Counsellor demonstrate “a substantial level of training and experience that has been approved by BACP” (BACP).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My previous experience within the NHS includes that of trainer in raising awareness of domestic abuse for staff working within Ayrshire Maternity Services.
My counselling experience in the NHS relates to all aspects of pregnancy loss and traumatic delivery.
I have also delivered training in counselling skills and communication skills pertinent to customer care.
I do offer long term work but the majority of my client work is over a 6-8 week period that can be flexible to accommodate commitments.
or Appointments and Fees
Appointments are confirmed with me by telephone.
Counselling appointments in Kilwinning are available on Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am with the last appointment starting at 2pm.
Counselling sessions last 1hr.
Individual session costs £40.
Couples session costs £50.
Supervision Sessions cost £40 per hour
Please note: All missed appointments and those cancelled within 48hrs notice are charged
at the full cost.
There is free car parking at my location in Kilwinning
The consultation room in Kilwinning is comfortable and quiet with ease of access for pedestrians and those traveling by car, train or bus. The local train station is on the main Ayr and Largs line and is approximately a 15 minute walk away.
The counselling room is within the NACC premises but access is up a flight of stairs. Alternative arrangements can be made on request.
For appointments please phone 0741 354 9783.
Telephoning for appointment:
If you telephone for an appointment or information and I am unable to take your call please leave a safe or secure contact number if you wish me to return your call.
When you book your appointment this time is set aside just for you. Please note that all missed appointments and those cancelled within 48hrs notice will be charged at the full cost.
Registered Accredited member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. www.bacp.co.uk
A founding member of Counselling Psychotherapy Supervision in Ayrshire www.cpsacounselling.co.uk
Member of the Board of Directors for East Ayrshire Women's Aid
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments Monday and Wednesday in Kilwinning
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer Supervision to other Counsellors / Psychotherapists that is respectful of personal process, level of experience and that supports you develop your own way of working effectively with your clients.View supervision profile