Latifa Lynch (MBACP) Accred. & Reg. - Counselling & Supervision
As a counselling psychotherapist I am committed to offering a confidential service which places you and your unique needs at the centre of my approach. I have a broad range of knowledge and experience having worked as a therapist in a variety of settings including specialist work with children & adolescents, as well as working with adults & Couples in a broad spectrum of issues.
I am accredited and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and will adhere to their ethical guidelines & framework for good practice.
I completed my initial training at Queens University in Belfast in Person Centred counselling and psychotherapy.
Further training has involved working with post traumatic stress disorder, trauma and addictions, play therapy, adolescent counselling, anger management, relationship/couple counselling and working with eating disorders.
Counselling offers you an opportunity to talk freely about any issues you may be experiencing. You will be offered a confidential space to explore difficult emotions without judgment or advice.
As your counsellor I will facilitate your personal development and understanding of why you are feeling what you are feeling. Offering you support, while you adapt to life's changes.
Who can I work with
Counselling Students for Personal Therapy or Supervision
I specialise in working with Adolescent Issues and Couple Therapy. The aim of my approach is to support you to grow on a personal level while exploring and cultivating better coping strategies and developing positive choices, which can enhance your personal and mental well-beings well as your relationships with others.
What to expect
Our first meeting will be an introduction and assessment on why you have decided to come to counselling. It will be approximately an hour long and will allow you to decide if I am the right counsellor for your needs. It is important that the relationship between you and your counsellor is the 'right fit', creating trust in a relaxed, confidential, private and non-threatening environment. Weekly hour long sessions will be offered at a mutually convenient time to best suit your lifestyle.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Queens University Belfast
- Cert. Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Ad. Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy
- PQ. Dip. Child & Adolescent Counselling
- Cert. Integrative Counselling
- Cert. Couple & Relationship Counselling
- Dip. Counselling Supervision
- Cert. Trauma & Addiction Counselling
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday to Friday
9 am to 7 pm
I am a trained supervisor in counselling and can provide supervision for students as well as qualified counsellors.
I am registered and approved by the University of Ulster as a Counselling Supervisor and currently work with students on the Foundation Degree courses.