Lindy French

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IFS Therapist, MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor
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Norwich, NR2
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I have been a counsellor for eighteen years and I am more passionate than ever about therapy and its potential. I believe we all have the capacity within ourselves to be more self-supporting and to be the person we truly are, rather than who we have had to be in order to cope. My role is to enable you to get in touch with this capacity you have within yourself. I offer warmth, sensitivity and a compassionate, non-judgemental approach.

My therapeutic approach is rooted in Internal Family Systems Theory (IFS), which I am drawn to because I find it to be a highly effective, non-pathologising and compassionate approach. I am a fully qualified IFS therapist (Level 2), both in individual and couples therapy.

I am highly experienced in working with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, attachment trauma, relationship issues, physical health conditions (especially those that are poorly understood and/or stigmatised, including M.E and Long Covid) and addiction. I have worked in diverse environments including prisons, the NHS, community substance misuse services and further education.

If you are coming for couples' therapy, my aim is to enable you both to identify the problematic cycles in your relationship and over time, to be able to access more support within yourselves individually, to work through painful issues more effectively and to communicate in ways that can better meet your relational needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Internal Family Systems Therapist (L1 and L2, IFIO). 
  • Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Integrative).
  • BSc. (Hons) in Psychology.
  • Counselling Supervisor (PG Dip).
  • Couples Counselling Training (Cert).
  • Facilitator: I offer workshops for counsellors on the subjects of Suicide and Shame.
  • Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling.
  • CPD workshops on Internal Family Systems Therapy.
  • Private practice for the past 10 years.
  • I am currently a Clinical Advisor at a local counselling centre.
  • Support Worker, then Counsellor at local addiction counselling service (8 years).
  • High-intensity IAPT Counsellor at MIND, then NHS (6 years).
  • Prison Rehabilitation Worker (3 years).
  • Psychology Tutor (5 years).
  • Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Credentialed counsellor with MIND.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Individual Therapy (short- or long-term): £60 per session (1 hour). 

Couples Therapy: £85 per session (1 hour 15 minutes). 

Supervision: £60 per hour. 

Cancellation notice for a session: 24 hours.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Organisations

Key details

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If stairs are an issue, do let me know and we can arrange to meet on premises that are more accessible.

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom

Supervision

In person

Supervision available.

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Lindy French
Lindy French