BSc (Hons) MBACP Registered - Solution Focused Therapist
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Throughout the Coronavirus outbreak, I understand there are many concerns for you, your family and friends, and therefore, I am continuing online consultations, via FaceTime, WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype and phone, as required. Please contact me for further details.
I have over 17 years' experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor, working in couples counselling, with individuals, parenting issues, teenagers and in family therapy. I have a wealth of experience in dealing with people of all ages and backgrounds and work to resolve a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression and panic disorders. Whatever you are facing right now, I would be pleased to meet with you and talk through the problems and offer a variety of solutions.
I work with a mindful, holistic and caring approach, and deal with a wide range of issues in a safe, confidential and totally non-judgmental atmosphere. My work with clients is predominantly solution-focused rather than problem-focused; an approach which enables powerful solutions for all of life's many challenges. Research shows this type of therapy successfully resolves issues in 4 to 5 sessions for 83% of clients, and I am one of the few therapists to have trained in this type of client-focused therapy.
I have also worked successfully with clients in the areas of Phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which can often be resolved in just 1 or 2 sessions using NLP, CBT and relaxation training.
What to expect:
Conditions during sessions are created allowing clients to achieve effective and rapid results. CBT and SFBT have been shown to be successful in challenging situations such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, parenting issues, abuse, relationship conflict, family breakdown and working with young people, among many others. Solution-focused approaches involve:
- Focusing on resources rather than problems
- Looking for what is right rather than what is wrong
- Negotiating effective goals and creating preferred futures
- Building expectation of change rather than dwelling on unwanted pasts
- Finding the client’s own way of changing
Positive psychology examines ‘positive prevention’, and researchers discovered that strengths such as hope, future-mindedness, interpersonal skills, strong sense of values, perseverance, the capacity for intimate relationship, flow and insight, all act as ‘buffers’ against developing mental problems. A young person who is future-minded, skilled interpersonally and derives flow from sports or hobbies, is much less at risk for substance abuse, self-harm, involvement in crime, etc.
If you have mobility problems or some other circumstance that makes travel difficult, it is possible to arrange home visits. An appropriately private, uninterrupted and calm environment would still be necessary, and visits are also dependent on your location and therefore additional charges may apply.
In this modern world of internet and video calling, I offer consultations via Skype, telephone, What's App, FaceTime and Zoom and find these mediums of working with clients extremely effective. In recent years, research¹ has shown that online counselling can be as effective as face-to-face therapy. Working with clients online, I adhere to the same BACP Code of Ethics as in face-to-face counselling and confidentiality is assured in exactly the same way as regular sessions.
For more details or to book please call or email
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling & Psychotherapy BSc (Hons) with First Class Honours (Middlesex University).
- Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy IAHP (Accred.) Ireland.
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Master Practitioner).
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework. I am also an accredited member of the IAHP (Ireland).
I undergo regular clinical supervision with a qualified and experienced supervisor and I am fully insured in line with BACP guidelines for best practice.
I also hold a Diploma in Hatha/Raja Yoga (IHCA) and have facilitated yoga for stress-management for the last 17 years.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Parenting Skills
- Mindfulness Skills
- Yoga practice for stress-management
- Life Coaching
- Family Therapy
- Couples Counselling
I specialise in helping parents acquire skills to assist them in dealing with children and the many challenges that raising a family presents. I believe that creating well-adjusted resilient children with good coping skills and high self-esteem is the foundation for happy people as they grow up. I also devised and created an online parenting skills course, which is available for download at www.parentingskillsonline.com The first ebook in the 12-part programme is offered FREE on the website.
Parents who are interested in parenting skills can follow me on the Parenting Skills Online Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parenting-Skills-Online/350635312554?fref=ts and Twitter account: @ParentingSO
£75.00 for individuals for 50-minute session
£95.00 for couples/family for a 50-minute session and £130.00 for an 90-minute session
£185.00 for specific NLP work including phobias, ie flying (1 hour 50 minute session)
£75.00 for online counselling for a 1-hour session (via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp or telephone)
I offer some concessionary spaces to those on a low income (proof of low income required).
For more information please call or email
When I work
Daytime appointments, very early mornings if necessary and some weekends and early evenings. Online appointments can be extremely flexible to suit.
My main practice is in Portslade, East Sussex with appointments from 9.00am - 5.00pm. I also see clients in Henfield Haven, Hewitts, West Sussex, with appointments available from 10.00am - 3.00pm weekdays. There is free parking outside both venues, and easy access to public transport.
I also facilitate seminars and workshops in:
- Parenting Skills
- Positive Psychology
- Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self-Care
- Life Coaching
If you are interested in taking part in any of these workshops or have a group of between 6 and 10 people who would be interested in a private workshop, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org www.lindakeen.com
Please read my letter published in The Guardian on how Virus anxiety could be harming children