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. My personal experience of counselling has taught me that nobody is exempt from the struggles that life can throw at us. I am a fully qualified,registered counsellor. I have experience working with a wide variety of people with many different issues including depression, grief, anxiety, body image issues and eating disorders, alongside individuals who just need somebody professional and caring to listen to them, understand, and help them deal with life's everyday stresses. Although I have specialised training (as outlined below) I welcome individuals who need help with any of the above to contact me.
I have recently completed a Master Practitioner Diploma course with the National Centre For Eating Disorders which has allowed me to specialise in body image issues, anorexia, bulimia, obesity, binge-eating and other, non-specified eating disorders.
Many of us use food to express or manage our feelings. If we are bored,scared, frustrated, sad, lonely, angry or anxious we often turn to food to try to change how we feel, but this is only a temporary solution and the feelings often come back. We can then become stressed or anxious because we consider ourselves out of control with our eating. Often, our body image, or how we feel about our weight or size can start to become a real problem and we just can't stop thinking of food and our shape and weight and whether we are 'good enough'.
It is at times like these, that it helps to talk in a non-judgemental, safe, warm and confidential space. People benefit from working through their judgements of themselves, and their expectations and beliefs about how others judge them.
I believe that when someone feels valued and heard, they can begin to deal with their issues in a more constructive way. They can then start the process of changing how they react to life's difficulties,enabling them to reach their potential.
I offer integrative counselling - Person Centred talking Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Sand Tray and Creative Art Techniques, all within a calm and welcoming environment.
How to get started;
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.
If you are ready to get started, would like more information, or are just curious about coming to counselling then you can contact me via text, phone or email and we can arrange to meet for the first time. I will be more than happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.
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
Practitioner skills for Obesity
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