Lindsay Mercer

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BACP Snr Accred Counsellor/Psychotherapist. EMDR Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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.

What happens?

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.

Further Information

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 have an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service- last updated November 2023

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 - £90.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

I charge £55 per session of 60 minutes for counselling/Psychotherapy for paying clients.

£65 per session of 60 minutes for EMDR for paying clients

Organisations - £ 80 per counselling/psychotherapy and £90 for EMDR ( this is due to administration/assessments and reports etc).


Please feel free to e-mail or telephone if you have an enquiry.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently offer hours Monday to Wednesday day time only last appointment 4 pm

Further information


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.

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Lindsay Mercer
Lindsay Mercer