Lenka Cassidy

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MBACP Accred. FdA Couns. Dip Psychotherapy. BA (Hons)
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Romsey SO51 & Eastleigh SO50
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About me

Hello and a warm welcome to my profile. I am a BACP Accredited therapist working face-to-face from my offices in Eastleigh and Romsey, as well as online and by telephone, depending on client preference. I work with adults and couples and offer both short and long term therapy. I specialise in helping clients with anxiety, depression and relationship problems.

Individual therapy

My therapeutic approach is warm, empathic and accepting. I offer a safe and confidential environment where you can talk openly about the issues that have brought you to therapy.  I always aim to work collaboratively with you, and adapt the pace and focus of our sessions to suit your individual needs.  To ensure you achieve your therapy goals in our work together, I offer regular reviews and invite your feedback on our sessions. 

My specialist areas of interest are anxiety, depression and relationship problems. In addition, I am trained and experienced in helping with a wide range of other issues.  These include stress at home and at work, self-harm, panic attacks, OCD, self-criticism and low confidence, self-sabotage, feelings of shame, anger management, trauma and abuse. I also deal with more general problems, such as inner conflict, feelings of dissatisfaction with life, or a lack of fulfilment and direction.

I am trained in Transactional Analysis, a humanistic therapeutic approach that offers intuitive and practical ways of understanding and changing problematic thinking, feeling, behavioural and relational patterns. Transactional Analysis explains how our past experiences and relationships impact us in the present. It helps us process these experiences and build new, positive ways of being in which we can be true to ourselves and to those around us. 

I also integrate other approaches in my work; these include Gestalt, Person-centred, Focusing Oriented Therapy and Polyvagal theory. Additionally, I draw on creative and experiential methods such as Mindfulness, grounding, visualisations and art therapy.

Couples therapy

Couples and relationship therapy is suitable for any couple – heterosexual, same-sex, or family, such as mother and daughter. Whether your relationship is under strain from unresolved conflicts, resentments, communication problems, life changes, or any other struggles, couples therapy can help you work through these issues, deepen your understanding of each other, and find a way forward. 

My approach integrates Transactional Analysis and Emotionally Focused Therapy, both of which offer practical and effective ways of improving relationships. Couples therapy is usually short-term, with couples attending for an average of 10-12 sessions. I will work collaboratively with you to help you achieve your therapy goals, to understand your relationship dynamic, learn how to address your differences and establish a deeper emotional connection.

Alongside my private practice, I also work as a counsellor at Carers Together, a charitable organisation supporting carers living in Hampshire (https://www.carerstogether.org.uk/)

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

- Lv 7 (Masters Level) Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy 

- FdA in Humanistic Counselling (Transactional Analysis) 

- Certificate in Couples Work (Physis Scotland) 

- BA (Hons) Philosophy     

- Transactional Analysis 101

- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Further training:

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • Focusing Oriented Therapy
  • Working therapeutically with complex PTSD
  • Neurodiversity in Clinical Practice
  • Healthy & unhealthy coping strategies
  • Relational TA theory and methods
  • CBT techniques
  • Creativity in therapy
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Working creatively with Inner Child
  • Working with divorce and relationship breakdown
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Working with self-harm
  • Working with trauma
  • Working with shame
  • Working with hopelessness and powerlessness
  • Sleep disorders
  • Working with procrastination

Memberships of Professional Bodies:

I am an Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). As such, I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct codes of practice.  I am also a member of:

- UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis)

- ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association).

I receive regular clinical supervision to support and inform my clinical practice. 

I hold full Indemnity Insurance and an Enhanced DBS (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) Certificate.

I am affiliated with Cigna Health Insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Cigna

Additional information

I offer a limited number of concessions for students and for those on low incomes.

I am affiliated with Cigna Health Insurance.

When I work

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Romsey, Hampshire, SO51

Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

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