Lindsay Denton, MA, MBACP. UKCP Accredited
Guildhall Arts Centre
St Peter's Hill
01159 589463 / 07870 733216
Are you are struggling to cope, feeling isolated or unsupported? Mindfulness-based therapy offers an holistic approach encompassing mind and body, thoughts and feelings. Together, we gently inquire into the issue/s you bring, noting and exploring without judgement the thoughts and feelings that arise.
In time it may become apparent that past experiences are influencing emotional reactions and patterns of behaviour which may have outlived their usefulness. Such insights can help us to recognise unhelpful, habitual responses and support us in developing new and different ways of responding.
I offer 60 minute sessions of mindfulness based psychotherapy. Our initial meeting (which is not a full session) is free of charge. It is an opportunity for us to meet and exchange information, and for you to ask questions and determine whether you think psychotherapy is for you. You can also see whether you feel comfortable working with me, as it is important that you find the right person to work with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP) from the Karuna Institute, am UKCP Accredited and have completed basic training in Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT). I am also a Registered Member of BACP (MBACP 093429). I adhere to the ethical standards of the Karuna Institute, BACP and UKCP.
I currently see clients privately, working with a range of issues, and also volunteer as a counsellor at a local hospcie. In the past I have worked as an honorary psychotherapist for two London based charities: Mind in Camden and Barnet Community Counselling.
As a mature woman I bring a rich and varied life experience to my therapeutic practice. I have lived overseas for a number of years in both urban and rural settings and have also worked in a wide range of organisations in a variety of roles. I am very aware of the stresses that we can face in relationships, in our jobs or through unemployment, and appreciate the difficulties and challenges that feelings of isolation, or being far from friends and family, can present.
Having explored a variety of meditative practices, and lived in various Buddhist centres, I took ordination as a Buddhist nun in 2004. While I chose to return to a more secular lifestyle in 2007, Buddhist principles and a regular mindfulness practices remain an important part of my life and provide an important basis for my psychotherapy practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £40 for a 60 minute session. I accept payment by cash, cheque or BACs transfer, but do not have the faciilities to accept card payments.
I offer a limited number of concession places at a reduced fee for those on a low income or benefits; please contact me by phone or email for more details, or let me know you would like the reduced rate when contacting me about an initial meeting.
Mindfulness means paying attention to our thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations in the present moment. Done kindly and without judgement it can help us become more aware of our feelings and reactions so that we are better able to manage them.
Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP) is an in-depth, holistic therapy based on mindful awareness. It combines Western understanding of physical and psychological development with awareness of emotional, intellectual and physical responses as they arise. Thought patterns, states of mind, and awareness of how they are held in the body, are explored in a way that helps to develop insight, facilitate healing and support change.
While CPP has its roots in Buddhist practices, I work with people from all backgrounds, from all faiths or none.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I see clients in Nottingham onMonday afternoons, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and in Grantham on Monday mornings. I do not currently have any spaces available in Grantham.
Types of client