Lindsay Mercer BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. EMDR Therapist
I am a member and senior accredited with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and subscribe to their Ethical framework. Senior Accreditation means I have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association. This also means I am required to renew my accreditation on an annual basis and provide evidence of continual professional development (CPD).
I am also an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. Accredited Practitioners are recognised as having demonstrated their competence in the practice of EMDR under supervision of an EMDR Consultant.
I offer one to one appointments for a whole range of issues. They last an hour and are usually weekly at the same day and same time each week. Part of our first session involves a brief contract which we agree between us.
I will provide a safe confidential environment in a self contained log cabin within the grounds of my home.
I am located 5 minutes from the M1 motorway (between junction's J37 and J38 ) - 30 minutes drive or less from Doncaster, Leeds, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Rotherham, Wakefield and within 5 minutes drive from Barnsley city centre.
Off street parking is available. Unfortunately no waiting room is available for anyone accompanying you! Where possible arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time in order for therapy to take place at the allocated time in the therapy room.
I offer flexible hours Monday to Thursday to suit working people. To access my premises there is one step to the room.
I have an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service to work with Young People and Adults - last updated June 2020
Training, qualifications & experience
Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Leeds University, 2003;
Certificate in Counselling, Leeds University , 2001
EMDR Therapist - Course Provider, EMDR MASTERCLASS Parts 3 of 3, 2014
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner 2020
BACP Senior Accreditation 2015
BACP Accreditation 2010
Certified UKRCP Practitioner 2010
Member of EMDR Uk & Ireland
Since 2003 I have continuously worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist and an EMDR Therapist since 2014.
I also have over 20 years active involvement which includes working clinically in a forensic environment with clients with complex needs within Primary Care, Criminal Justice System, Youth Justice Board; DRASACS (Doncaster Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Service); voluntary (these are at ‘Mind’ in Barnsley and BSARCS (Barnsley Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Service) and private practice and work with both short and long term clients.
I am committed to providing professional, integrative anonymous counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, sensitive, confidential and non-judgemental environment, working collaboratively with the client.
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
I charge £50 per session of 60 minutes for counselling/Psychotherapy
£60 per session of 60 minutes for EMDR
Please feel free to e-mail or telephone if you have an enquiry.
I offer flexible hours Monday to Thursday to suit working people. This includes day and evening appointments.
I am also a EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing).
For some people, when something traumatic has happened to them, the memory of their experience comes crashing back into their mind, forcing them to relive the event with the same intensity of feeling - like it's taking place in the present moment.
These experiences may present as flashbacks or nightmares, and are thought to occur because the mind was simply too overwhelmed during the event to process what was going on.
As a result, these unprocessed memories and the accompanying sights, sounds, thoughts and feelings are stored in the brain in 'raw' form. Here, they can be accessed when something in everyday life triggers a recollection of the original event.
While it isn't possible to erase these memories, the process of EMDR can alter the way these traumatic memories are stored within the brain - making them easier to manage.