Beccy Lindsay Accredited & Registered BACP, UKCP Post-Graduate Dip, CRUSE Accred
If you are feeling anxious or depressed and you are going through a difficult time at the moment, I invite you to book an Introductory session with me. An initial session would give you the chance to see what it feels like to share the load you may be carrying alone, in a confidential setting.
I am an experienced, BACP Accredited Counsellor for individuals and couples in East Sheen London SW14. I providing counselling and therapy for individuals and couples in the Richmond area and have been offering affordable support in South West London for more than fifteen years.
At an initial session, you will be able to tell me about your reasons for coming to counselling and what help you would like to get. An introductory session is a way to think about the changes you would like to make and find out what it is like to have a counselling session. Usually clients say that it is a relief to talk about what is on their minds and turn to counselling for help.
If you are looking for counselling at this time, you may be ready to ask for support and to talk about issues that are daunting or painful. If your issues seem to be repeating, or a new difficulty is very distressing, I encourage you to come and share your situation with me for confidential professional guidance.
How I can help:
Whether you are suffering from trauma, bullying, addiction, panic attacks, anxiety, paranoia or depression or you are at a crisis over a relationship issue, counselling gives you the chance to work through your problems in privacy. Feelings that are overwhelming or behaviours in yourself that you can't control can be reasons to decide to get help.
You may be feeling sad or frightened, empty inside or trapped in your own repeating thoughts, or feeling that people are against you or don't understand what it is like to be you. Maybe you find yourself unable to progress in your relationships, friendships or career, or your life in general. At some point in our lives, almost all of us need to be listened to and supported. Sometimes it takes a recent event in our lives, to help us decide that we want to make changes.
My areas of training and experience include:
- panic attacks
- relationship issues
- bipolar disorder -- -
- abuse (verbal, emotional, physical and/or sexual)
- making life-changing decisions
- loss and bereavement
- visual loss
- diversity and cultural difference
- eating disorders
- post traumatic stress disorder - paranoia - addiction
How do I start?
By asking for an introductory session, we can discuss how I can help, and how you would like to take counselling forward. You may be bringing a specific problem or several difficulties that you feel that you can't overcome and you can't or don't want to cope alone with them anymore; we would talk these over in your introductory session. I use boundary-setting techniques to help you manage situations, while we work at a deeper lever on what triggers your symptoms. If you choose to continue and have some further sessions, we will address the issues that you are bringing and support you to find a way out of the painful feelings you are having. We will give you the confidence to make changes in your life that you have been needing or wanting to make.
Many of my clients have just taken it one session at a time for a bit, checking that they feel comfortable and motivated to continue. In itself, deciding to have counselling is progress. You can expect to find it a relief to have someone to talk problems over with in a safe place. If you recognise any of your issues in what you have been reading, I encourage you to reach out for the counselling support that I offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited & Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Full clinical member of the UPCA (Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association)
- NHS Moorfields Nurses Counselling Network
- Accredited by CRUSE Beareavement Care
- Working with disability - Richmond Education
- UKCP accredited Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
- London Marriage Guidance Council Psychodynamic Relationship Training
- Accredited CRUSE Training in Bereavement and Loss
- BA(Hons) Psychology and Human Behaviour
- Specialist experience in post traumatic stress disorder
- Specialist experience with Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Specialist experience with physical and emotional and sexual abuse
- Specialist experience with eating disorders
- Training and experience in working with Auditory Processing Disorder
- Professional liability insurance
- ICO membership
- Maintaining regular supervision and professional development training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Eating disorders
- Career, business and workplace issues.
- Bereavement counselling
- Physical, sexual and verbal abuse.
- Bullying at school, at home and in the workplace.
- Introductory sessions for individuals are £50, for couples £55 or discretionary rates.
- Sessions thereafter cost £65 for individuals, and £70 for couples. (50 minutes)
- Concessions negotiable, please contact to discuss.
Short-term or long-term counselling?
You don't have to decide straightaway. Many of my clients come to counselling and play it by ear until a natural pace to the work establishes and they feel what is right for them.
Short-term counselling offers the chance to focus on a specific issue and alleviate the selected target area. We work more in the present than in the past, noticing the triggers that disrupt everyday experiences or set off difficult symptoms.
In longer term counselling, the trust we establish allows us to understand what is happening to you. By becoming aware of the causes of your symptoms, counselling can adjust your responses until you feel more self-esteem and are able to manage situations that usually 'snag' you.
Should I choose individual or couple counselling?
Individual counselling can help with a wide range of difficult situations and problems. You may have historical issues or an addiction or repeating relationship issues. You may be suffering from depression and/or anxiety or not know how to name what is upsetting you. You may feel that you urgently need help or you may feel worried or frightened that your life is spiralling out of control. This range of distress is addressed in individual counselling.
If you come for couple counselling, we would look to see which repeated patterns between you cause arguments. If your relationship is at a crisis point, then the presence of a counsellor can help you each to feel listened to and to voice your side of the difficulties, as we work towards a new understanding. It can be much more productive and safer to have a mediating presence guiding you both through, as you take risks in what you say, in order to save or heal your relationship. (Or look for a healthy ending if that is what you want to agree on, perhaps where children are involved.)
Location and Travel
I practise in a pleasant private residence in East Sheen / Richmond. The roads in the vicinity have unrestricted parking. It is within easy reach of Richmond, Barnes and Mortlake stations. Bus routes include 33, 337 & 419 & 493.
My website address is at the top of this page, or find me at
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Currently weekdays and evenings. I practice in Richmond/East Sheen Counselling in a pleasant residential setting, with its own entrance and near Upper Richmond Road SW14
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