Lenka Cassidy MBACP (Reg)
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a fully qualified, BACP registered counsellor offering a warm, supportive and empathic individual counselling service from locations in Romsey and Eastleigh. I also provide online and telephone counselling, and in addition to working in private practice, I counsel at a local charitable agency.
Most of us need help at some point in our lives. This could be help to deal with specific events that leave us feeling vulnerable, such as significant life changes, relationship problems, or an illness. Or, we may be struggling with general feelings of dissatisfaction, stuckness, or a lack of direction. Counselling and psychotherapy can be of immense benefit in these situations.
As a counsellor, I offer an empathic, safe and confidential space in which we can collaboratively explore and work through the difficulties you are facing. I am experienced in dealing with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, depression, self-harm, loss and bereavement, low confidence, relationship and family problems, abuse, and trauma.
I tailor my therapeutic approach to suit your individual needs and circumstances, and work at a pace that feels right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
· Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis - Distinction
· BA (Hons) Philosophy
· Transactional Analysis 101
· Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
· Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
· Mindfulness-based stress reduction
· Focusing techniques
· CBT techniques
· Grief and bereavement
· Creativity in Therapy
· Working with trauma
· Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
· Working with shame
Membership of Professional Bodies:
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct codes of practice. Further details can be found on www.bacp.co.uk.
I am a member of the Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP).
I receive clinical supervision to support and inform my practice. I regularly attend workshops and training as part of my continued professional development.
I hold full Indemnity Insurance and an Enhanced DBS (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) Certificate.
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
£45 per session.
I also offer a limited number of discounted sessions for students who are currently working towards their counselling qualifications.