Lindsay Austin MBACP (Registered & Accredited)
As restrictions begin to ease, I am now beginning to see clients face to face again. I am still offering online sessions too and arrangements are made on an individual basis.
This has naturally been a very worrying time for many people and especially for those who already experience feelings of anxiety and depression. If you feel you need someone to talk to outside of your regular support network and within professional boundaries, please feel free to contact me via email in the first instance, so we can arrange a convenient time to call, when you can feel safe to talk privately without interruption.
People are important to me and I firmly believe that it is possible for improvement whatever difficulty you may be experiencing. Much of the time people may find their own way through but sometimes, especially when it feels like an improved life won't ever be accomplished, a helping hand may be useful. Whatever you are experiencing, however big or small it may seem to you, you can be certain that you will find an environment of non-judgement, warmth and acceptance in which to reflect and find a way through it.
Whether you are experiencing extreme distress or feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general, counselling may be of use to you. It may be something that has occurred in the present time which has caused you to feel a particular way or it may be related to something from your past. It may be that you simply wish to find some kind of balance in your life or search for a sense of peace. Your desire may be to find some way of making sense of confusing thoughts and feelings. Whatever your need, come along and find out if I can be of use to you. There will be no obligation to continue with further sessions if we don't feel I am the right person to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2004 and subsequently gained *Accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor.
I have worked continually as a Counsellor since I qualified, in private practice, as an employee and as a volunteer, which has given me many years of experience working with a wide range of problems.
My core training is in the person centred approach although I have added to my skills over the years with additional training including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy). I have attended many training events in a variety of subjects and continue to do so, which keeps me updated and my skills refreshed.
I have experience of working with a wide range of problems including anxiety and depression, stress, low confidence and self-esteem, relationship difficulties and loss. Issues which have resulted from rape or childhood abuse has also been a large part of my work for many years.
In addition to my private practice, I work for two days a week within the NHS.
The problems I have listed here does not complete my experience and so if you do not see your particular issue, then please do feel free to contact me to find out if I can help.
I aim to work in a way that suits you. No two people are the same and everyone's experience is different. I value each person’s uniqueness and am always happy to talk about how we may work together. I believe that whichever model or approach is used, the most important aspect of whether counselling is helpful or not, is based on the relationship that is created between the client and therapist.
My work is short or long term and the possible number of sessions will be discussed at the start. We will review this at regular intervals and can adjust whenever we feel necessary.
I also offer counselling supervision and have experience of working with both qualified and trainee counsellors.
I welcome you to join me to see if we might work well together. (Normal fees will apply)
If you are interested, please click on my supervision profile for more information.
My base is in Tavistock where I use rooms that are both comfortable and private and which also benefit from free parking.
For Supervision sessions, I work from home which is also in the Tavistock area and with parking.
Please note that should Covid-19 guidance change again and indicates that remote working is preferable to face to face, work may continue either on the telephone or video platform. This will of course be decided on an individual's need.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
From £45.00 to £65.00
My standard fee for a 50 - 60 minute counselling session ranges between £45 - £60
My fee for a 60 minute couple counselling session is £60
I currently have availability on Mondays and Thursdays. Evenings may sometimes be available - please enquire
Please contact me on 07540999386 or email me using my contact form.
*BACP Accreditation “Widely valued quality status….designed to recognise the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development”