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Graeme Lynch Registered MBACP (Accred)

Glasgow, G3
07376 356909 07376 356909 Registered / Accredited

About me

*Currently I am only offering telephone or video sessions via Skype or Zoom due to Covid*

As someone that has personal experience of being a client in therapy and struggling to confront issues in my life, I understand the challenge to take the first step towards change. With this in mind, I aim to consider how best to support you through this process of change or acceptance and face the challenges with you.

I view therapy as a relationship which offers a non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. To be challenged and supported in shifting perspectives and deepening your understanding of self to enable you to accept yourself and/or accept life realities.

I am happy to work with whatever you bring and avoid using the traditional labels associated with mental distress. Instead, I work from an existential perspective which takes into consideration the entire life of a person and how you can live a more accepting and meaningful life in spite of the suffering you may have faced.

To find out if we can work together, the easiest thing to do is get in touch to discuss your difficulties. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA in Social Sciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in person centred counselling. I am accredited with the BACP and a member of the Society for Existential Analysis. I have completed several courses since to enhance my knowledge and skills as a practitioner including; trauma and stabilisation, existential theory in practice, counselling for depression, solution focused therapy, play therapy.

I currently work within the NHS and have specialised in trauma services that focus on sexual violence and abuse. I have also worked in primary care for many years facilitating change with clients experiencing multiple and varied difficulties. I have experience working with the LGBTQI community and young adults/children from voluntary work I've done through the years.

I have also spent time working with Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) supporting employees through a crisis and in counselling.

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.

BACP

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

I have a particular interest and actively work with these human difficulties:

- Death anxiety
- Meaninglessness
- Responsibility
- Isolation
- Freedom of choice

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

I provide a free 20 minute telephone consultation which gives you an opportunity to discuss your difficulties and needs. You will also get an idea about me as a person and a practitioner which help us to figure out if I am someone you feel comfortable with in therapy. If it seems like we need a longer time to go through this I may suggest a full 50 minute appointment to assess your needs appropriately.

My standard rate is £50 per session. I offer face to face counselling in Glasgow and I also offer online work via Skype/telephone at the same rate.I do offer concession rates for students or low-income individuals.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

There are many types of therapy out there that all follow different theories. Yet beyond all of this the most important aspect of whether or not therapy is effective is the relationship you build with the therapist. It has been widely accepted and researched that the therapeutic relationship is paramount in facilitating change. So I encourage you to consider this aspect above qualifications or the cost of therapy.

Take time to reflect on how well you get on with the therapist, how comfortable you feel with them, after all this is someone that you will be sharing your deepest thoughts/feelings with and paying them for the privilege.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday 18:00 - 20:00

Thursday 15:00 - 19:00

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Graeme Lynch Registered MBACP (Accred)

Graeme Lynch Registered MBACP (Accred)