Hello, I'm Lin I work with artists offering talking therapy to help when past or current experiences are affecting creative self expression. Most of us will at some point have been able to talk to someone about their problems and found it helped. Therapy can help you understand yourself better and help you to find ways to support your creativity and artistic mindset in ways that are more effective, and result in more satisfying experiences.
In my psychotherapy I use Transactional Analysis (TA) as my main way of working. TA holds that everyone has the ability to learn and change and that individuals are ultimately responsible for their own behaviour, thoughts and feelings. This idea is incredibly powerful as it offers great potential for us to make new decisions about our lives and carry out personal change. It also means that my focus will be on helping to discover what you want and then how you might be able to bring that into your life.
I have over 15 years experience providing counselling and psychotherapy to adults and couples. I supervise other counsellors and psychotherapists and I have been a Director of a psychotherapy training organisation in Leeds, TA Training Organisation.
I currently offer sessions online or from my consulting room at my home in Buxton.
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, an exhibiting artist and art coach and teacher. 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 19 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Creativity, Artist, blocked artist
Daytime Appointments £60 per session.
I can accept payment by card or cash.
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 Stockport
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