Lin Milroy (Reg) mBACP, BSc. (Hons) Psych, Dip. Counselling/ Eating Disorders
01268 741314 / 07979 798164
Hello, my name is Lin and I counsel from my home in Rayleigh. I became a counsellor because I experienced my own personal issues, and learning to counsel helped me not only overcome these, but also taught me that nobody is exempt from the struggles that life can throw at us. The insight that I have gained has opened my eyes to the ways in which I can help others, and I am now a fully qualified and registered counsellor. I have nearly 400 hours experience of working with a wide variety of people with many different issues, ranging from depression, grief and anxiety, body image issues and eating disorders, as well as with anyone who just needs somebody professional and caring to listen to them.
I have recently completed a Diploma course with the National Centre For Eating Disorders which has allowed me to learn more about body image issues, body dysmorphia, anorexia, bulimia, and obesity and also other, non-specified eating disorders. This has also allowed me to expand my knowledge relating to weight and body image issues and has helped me gain a greater understanding of the ways in which we relate to food, the attitudes we have around food and weight, and how, we use food to either express how we feel or suppress what is really going on.
In my opinion, counselling should be a safe, warm, confidential and non-judgemental experience, where people feel able to identify, acknowledge, and begin to change the way that they cope with whatever they are facing in life. I believe that when someone feels valued and heard, they can start to deal with their issues in a more constructive way. They can then begin the process of changing how they react to life's difficulties, and the actions and behaviour of themselves and others around them - therefore enabling them to reach their potential.
I offer integrative counselling, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Sand Tray and Creative Art Techniques, as well as Person-Centered talk therapy all within a calm and welcoming environment.
How to get started;
If you would like to get started all you need to do is to text, phone or email me and we can arrange to meet for the first time.
I offer a FREE half hour trial session where we can get to know each other with no commitment. During this first session we can talk about what you would like to get from counselling. If you are happy with this session and would like to continue we can then arrange to meet on a more regular basis, which would normally be weekly or fortnightly.
If you would like more details or just to talk about booking an initial session please feel free to call or email me. I will be more than happy to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc. (Hons.) Degree in Psychology
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)- B.A.C.P accredited course
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders - The National Centre For Eating Disorders (British Psychological Society Approved).
Certificate in Nutritional Skills For Eating Disorders
Certificate in Counselling
I currently hold an enhanced DBS/CRB certificate and am fully insured.
I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P and abide by its ethical framework to ensure the optimum standard of care.
Other Qualifications include;
BSc. Degree in Home Economics
Y.M.C.A / RSA Exercise To Music
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
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I charge £40 per hourly session. I am willing to work at a reduced rate for trainees or students over the age of 18.
I work from home in a private, detached room at the end of my garden. It provides a calm and tranquil setting for sessions. Due to the restricted access, I am willing to provide home visits to individuals with disabilities as long as the setting is suitable as a counselling environment and is within 10 miles of Rayleigh.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday (depending on availability) Call me for available time-slots.
Types of client