Lindsay J Horsley MBACP (Accred)

Lindsay J  Horsley MBACP (Accred)

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About me

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

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 strict compliance with the ethical framework demanded 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 -

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)
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

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Accredited register membership


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.

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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