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Lindsay J Horsley MBACP (Accred)

Colchester, Essex, CO1
07950 000992 07950 000992
Colchester, Essex, CO1

About me

Open, non-judgemental and professional support: creating the right conditions to help you resolve problem issues

Counsellor and Supervisor

A flexible approach, an open mind, and a belief that everyone has the ability – with the right support – to find their way through those life challenges that can see us thrown off balance. These are at the heart of what I bring to counselling, supported by academic research, ongoing professional training, and compliance with the ethical framework required by the BACP*.

My task is to help you understand your experience of the world and those aspects that may be having negative effects on your wellbeing. Together we will look at how you might address your concerns, and how you might find your own resolutions. We will work together, aiming to develop your own capacity to bring about positive change.

I trained in what is known as the person-centred approach (a degree course accredited by the University of Essex) and I have subsequently added cognitive behavioural therapy and attachment focus therapy, along with training in specific issues, to my skills. I have extensive experience with problems faced by adolescents – anger and depression, self-harm, bullying and the general pressures of modern life for the young – and help provide tools for growth and development that empowers and educates. I also cover major issues faced by adults: Anxiety (GAD and Social), Depression, financial or work strains, personal and family relationships, bereavement and separation. Through additional LINK training with Barnardo's I am able to offer counselling to adults and young people who are currently or historically affected by adoption. This work is carried out though the Barnardo's organisation.

I believe that, given the space, opportunity and appropriate attitudinal conditions, my clients can be guided in finding answers to psychological issues that oppress and hinder them.

Together we can explore elements of your life you may find difficult at present and plan your route forward.

* Accreditation of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the largest and broadest body within counselling - http://www.bacp.co.uk/about_bacp

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Counselling Studies - University of Essex
Dip. Person-centred Counselling - University of Essex
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Attachment Focus Therapy (Barnardo's)

Certificate in Emotion-Focused Therapy
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
HEA Fellow of Education

Certificate in Supervision

Work experience includes:
- Short-term counselling for a local charity that offers support to young people aged 12+.
- Private Practice offering long term and brief therapy to adults and adolescents.
-Counselling support for adolescents (looked after children) in care.
- Counselling adults in a residential home for individuals requiring long term psychiatric support.
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Working with Adoption (All work is carried out via Barnardo's charity)
- Lecturer in Counselling Studies

Continued Professional Development training:

Telephone Counselling
Safeguarding children
Legal and illegal Substance Abuse
Harm to self and Others
Person-centred approaches to trauma: Post traumatic growth
Loss and Bereavement
Making Sense of Voices
Child Sexual Exploitation

Introduction to online therapy

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

1:1 Counselling:  £50 - 60.00 - 50 minute session.

Supervision: £50.00  -  1 hour

                   £70.00  - 1.5 hours

Further information

I hold a DBS Enhanced Certificate and have insurance with Towergate Insurance for professional liability.

Colchester
Essex
CO1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am a qualified supervisor, therapist and trainer.  My core training and teaching is based on the person-centred model of therapy.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Lindsay J  Horsley MBACP (Accred)

Lindsay J Horsley MBACP (Accred)