Hello and welcome! My name is Lindsay, I’m a friendly, experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, as well as trained nurse.
Do you feel anxious, low in mood, depressed, uncertain about the future or are you experiencing relationship problems? I provide easy to access counselling and psychotherapy for young people, couples and adults via a range of therapy platforms, including traditional face to face, zoom, face time, phone, Skype, secure chat room and text. To start you off, I offer a free 20 minute consultation/assessment for all potential clients.
I am based in Hale, Cheshire, however as I also provide a wide range of digital therapy platforms location needn't be an issue. Working online also offers you more convenience and time saving benefits. In addition, I also offer an online chat room, which is easy to use, as well as safe and secure; providing you with the choice of anonymity.
In addition to my private practice, I also write a column in my role as expert/wellbeing coach for the national magazine Happiful.
Why might you need psychotherapy/counselling?
You may find yourself looking for a counsellor / psychotherapist for a variety of reasons. Sometimes its hard to discuss certain issues with friends and family. Counselling and psychotherapy provides you with a valuable, safe space for you to explore any issues or difficulties that you may be experiencing confidentially, with the intention of helping you to feel happier and more in control of your life.
I am an integrative therapist which means that I use a variety of counselling styles to best suit your needs.
As mentioned, I offer a free 20-minute consultation, which enables us to decide if we can work together and highlight what you might want to achieve from therapy. We can also discuss your availability and preferred choice of access.
Your initial session can be conducted either face to face or over the phone. This is a good opportunity for us to discuss what you want from counselling and gain a sense of how it may benefit you.
Following this session,we can decide how we might work together and I may suggest an approach which might suit your needs and personal circumstances best.
My professional experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework which sets the standard for good and ethical therapeutic practice.
Before training as a psychotherapist / counsellor, I enjoyed a successful 20 year career in sales and marketing both in the retail and healthcare markets after I left general nursing. Now as a busy mother of two teenage children, I fully appreciate the challenges we all face as individuals, juggling our roles as a parent, partner, wife, husband, sister, brother, friend and in our work making time for colleagues and professional relationships. My varied career history and experience helps me to understand and connect with a wide variety of clients.
I hope this information has been useful and helps you to find the right counsellor for you.
Please contact me if you have any questions. Currently I have day time and evening appointments available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Certificate in Couples counselling
- Working with young people / teenagers
- Working with Trauma
- Online Counselling Training
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Working with Sex Addiction
- Working with Eating Disorders and Addictions
- Working with Volatile Substance Abuse
- Identifying Risk
- Certificate in person Centred Counselling
- Assessment and CORE / Working with young people
- LGBT. Gender and Sexuality
- Counselling Suicidal Clients
- The Fundamentals of the Person-Centred Approach
- Diploma in Marketing Management Practice
- Registered General Nurse
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with people whose issues may include but are not limited to the following:
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Orthorexia nervosa
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual issues
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
As mentioned earlier, I offer a free 20-minute consultation, which enables us to decide how we might work together and what you want to achieve from therapy. This can be conducted either face to face or on the phone. This initial consultation is a good chance for us to discuss the issues that have brought you to seek help and provides a good opportunity to ask any questions openly. We can then decide how we might choose to work together and I may suggest an approach which suits your needs and personal circumstances best.
Choose from face to face, online chat, e-therapy, telephone, Skype or text. Or if you prefer, you can mix how you access your sessions depending on what your needs are at any given time.
Each therapy session is the equivalent of 60 minutes. Pricing is as follows per hour:
- Face to Face: £75.00
- Online Chat: £75.00
- E-Therapy: £75.00
- Phone Therapy: £75.00
- Skype Therapy: £75.00
- Text: £75.00
If you need to cancel an appointment please try to give me as much notice as possible. For all appointments cancelled with less than 24 hour notice the full session fee will be applied.
Day and evening appointments available
I work with young people, adults, couples & families. As a Psychotherapist/Counsellor, teen expert & wellbeing coach, I offer a wide range of easy to accesss therapy platforms, including face to face, face time, zoom, text, email, telephone & Skype.
My safe, secure chat room makes access to therapy more convenient & allows you the choice of whether to be visible or anonymous.
I offer a flexible approach to counselling and psychotherapy, which allows you to choose in the way you access therapy. I am highly skilled particularly in face-to-face, online and text methods of therapy.
Improving mental health and well-being through easier access to therapy. Early intervention is key to recovery.