John Lingley: MBACP Counselling and Mindfulness Cognitive Therapies
The counselling sessions I offer aim to support people to develop greater self-awareness to their difficulties by offering an empathic, compassionate, safe place to explore whatever is troubling them. Utilising both counselling skills and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) can support people to become aware of negative and dysfunctional patterns of thought which often result in depressive and anxious mood states and subsequent reduced behavioural activation. Working collaboratively with clients enables them to resolve their difficulties with confidence and provides a framework of support and unconditional positive regard for them.
I am passionate regarding supporting people to grow and develop themselves by exploring their limiting beliefs and conditions of worth to achieve an authentic sense of self. Dissolving conditions of worth have the potential to increase people's self-worth and self-value, providing a framework for overcoming depression and anxiety. These debilitating conditions are often present when someone has developed feelings of insecurity from attachment difficulties in childhood.
The therapeutic relationship is the framework of the counselling sessions that I offer. Having empathy, unconditional positive regard and being genuine with clients supports them to develop greater trust in themselves, overcoming feelings of insecurity, shame and guilt enabling the client to reach their fullest potential leading to a happier, more fulfilled life that has meaning and purpose.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have achieved a Level 4 Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling which consisted of completing a 3 year supervised placement at No22 Counselling Agency in Maidenhead. In addition to my counselling qualification I completed a 3 year Advanced Diploma in Mindfulness and Meditation. The qualification consisted of modules in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR). I have delivered the 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to staff at several schools and private clients.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free no commitment consultation. Subsequent sessions are £45 per session for a 1 hour session.