The Affinity Centre
29A Water Lane
+447985936393 / +447985936393
Hello, I'm Lin and my therapy practice is about helping people to identify what they need to learn to have a better relationship with themselves and then with others.
I have over 13 years experience providing counselling and psychotherapy to adults and couples. I supervise other counsellors and psychotherapists and I am a Director of a psychotherapy training organisation in Leeds, TA Training Organisation.
I work with a wide variety of problems and difficulties. Some examples are depression, anxiety, anger, bereavement, obsessive thoughts or feelings, intrusive thoughts or memories. I've worked with people who have been abused whether that is a recent event or in the more distant past. I've helped couples with their relationship and coached people to get more out of life and work.
People often come to see me feeling pretty upset and hoping for some kind of relief from painful or difficult feelings. Initially I will be working with you to look at how the problem is affecting your life on a day to day basis, then to identify strategies and things you may be able to do to help yourself immediately.
Then if you still feel it might be useful we will look at where the problems may have come from with the aim of you understanding more about the yourself and the problem and what you may need to learn to be more peaceful.
I work from The Affinity Centre in Wilmslow, Cheshire half a day a week and from my consulting room at my home in Buxton on Wednesday and Friday. Both these settings provide a professional, comfortable and relaxed setting for working with people.
If you think I might be someone you could work with then do please give me a call on 07985 936393 to book in for an initial consultation. If I don't immediately answer the phone please leave me a message.
Before we go ahead I will talk to you on the phone for up to 20 minutes so that you can ask any questions you may have and so I can find out more about you and see if I think I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered psychotherapist. The UKCP is the governing body for psychotherapy in the UK and maintains a register of qualified psychotherapists.
I am a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) is a worldwide qualification confered by the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). I can also supervise and train other psychotherapists as I am a PTSTA (P) (an endorsed supervisor and trainer) I have a Master of Science in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling from Middlesex University. I hold a Level V award in Leadership from the Institute of Leadership and Management and an honours degree from Trent Polytechnic.
I am also a member of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis UKATA and adhere to its code of ethics and professional practice.
I have been working in private practice for over 11 years. As well as this experience I have also worked in a GP surgery as a counsellor and provided counselling for staff at a college of further education.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Daytime Appointments £55 per session before 9am £60.
Couples £80 per session for one and half hours.
I can accept payment by card, cash or cheque.
If you are thinking you might like to work with me then please call me. We can speak on the phone for up to 20 minutes so I can answer any questions you might have.
The type of therapy I offer is called transactional analysis. It is a type of therapy or counselling that is based on a belief that everyone has the ability to learn and change and that individuals are ultimately responsible for their own behaviour, thoughts and feelings. Along with this we work contractually (we make agreements) which means that I will work with you to help you identify what you want from counselling and therapy and this will be our aims and goals. I will also share ideas about the therapy so that you can take an active part in the work we do together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wednesday and Friday Buxton Thursday Wilmslow
Types of client
Supervision & training
For me supervision is about learning and support. For us to be fully supported in our work as a professional I think we need to feel safe to take risks in supervision and to be vulnerable about our difficulties. Trust, learning, thinking together, development, challenge, creative engagement, warmth.View supervision profile