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About me

I am a person centered Senior Accredited Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor. I have extensive experience and have worked 25 years within the NHS. I have worked in private practice for the last 16 years. I am an Online & Telephone Certified Counsellor, offering telephone and video sessions, whilst face to face sessions are not advisable at the current time.

I offer warm, empathic and respectful counselling to adults who are experiencing stressful issues. I offer an initial assessment appointment to assess your needs and at the end of that appointment you will be able to decide if you wish for further appointments. I specialise in Bereavement, Grief and loss of any kind, and workplace stress.

I have extensive experience counselling clients who have suffered heart issues and who have undergone cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac clients suffer psychological issues relating to loss. I also offer counselling to carers of those clients.

As a Senior Accredited Supervisor, I offer person centred, solution focused and cbt supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors. I supervise trainees, CfD supervision and IAPT models of supervision.

I see Corporate Clients, Employment Assisted Providers, individuals and teams/groups.

I am offering "walk and talk" therapy, side by side, socially distanced sessions, for clients who wish to be amongst nature for their therapy session. Details can be discussed over the telephone, regarding the various geographical areas which are available.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • SeniorAccredited BACP Counsellor since 2004
  • Pg Cert Counselling Supervision (University of Salford) 2005
  • Bereavement, Grief and Loss
  • Critical Incident Debrief
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Stress Management Training
  • Managing Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Manchester University accredited)
  • HIV Counselling Cert
  • City and Guilds 7307 Adult Education Teaching
  • Body Image for Cancer
  • Caring for Dying Children and their Families (Alder Hey)
  • Working with Couples
  • Diploma in Organisational Stress Management (with distinction)
  • Smoking Cessation (intervention level)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Cert if Cultural Awareness and Services for Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Conflict Resolution Training
  • Certificate in Conflict Management and Mediation
  • Trainer, Counselling Skills, Salford University

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling Supervision
(Accredited BACP Counselling Supervisor since 2006)
Alcohol Dependency
Mediation Work
Mind, Mood and Appetite
Stress Management and Stress Management techniques

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centred therapy


Additional information

£50.00 for clients

Supervision for trainees (reduced fee)


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays

Further information


Counselling People with Cancer and help for their Carers

Bereavement Grief and Loss Workshop

Counselling Skills Level 1


Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a Senior Accredited Supervisor, and offer warm and supportive person centered supervision to students and qualified Counsellors.

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Lynda Anne Spain MBACP Accredited Counsellor And Supervisor

Lynda Anne Spain MBACP Accredited Counsellor And Supervisor