Lindsay Riley MBACP Integrative Therapist & Counselling Supervisor
Counselling or therapy enables you to discuss your personal challenges, in a confidential environment. It can assist you in exploring and understand yourself and support you in building emotional resilience and also enable you to develop your autonomy and trust in your own choices about your life.
With all that life throws at us; work challenges, relationship issues, stress, anxiety and a global pandemic - it takes a toll on our mental wellbeing. It might be that you are experiencing a difficult time right now or be wanting to move away from the past that keeps holding you back.
Through the counselling that I offer, you are offered a unique space to explore these issues and I will listen, without judgement or prejudice aiming to understand your world. Currently I run my own private practice and work as a counselling trainer in a further education setting. I also work with a service provider supporting job seekers experiencing mental health issues and have experience working with young people and adolescents aged 11-18 within a young persons counselling agency and adults aged 18+ . I have also worked with a social enterprise in Milton Keynes providing counselling to primary school children.
I offer counselling online and via telephone at present, both long and short-term. I've worked with many different issues that people have been experiencing and the areas that I focus my work in now includes:
Depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, low mood, feeling sad, family issues, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, loss, work-related stress, stress, self-injury and harm and suicidal thoughts.
Call, email or text me for a conversation about what I can offer, how I work and see if that fits with what you are looking for.
My approach (Integrative) allows me to be informed by a number theories and concepts (transactional analysis, person centred, CBT and some psychodynamic concepts) that enable me to understand your world from many different perspectives. I find this provides flexibility to how I work with clients. Personally, I believe in every person's potential for growth, given the right conditions and this person centred approach to being with clients, is at the heart of my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
These are my qualifications relating to counselling & psychotherapy:
- CPCAB Level 6 Supervision
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Open University - Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy
Some of the workshops and continual professional development (CPD) courses I have either scheduled or attended.
- Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTS-I) (in progress)
- Trauma Treatment for Children (in progress)
- Counselling in Schools Training and Level 3 CPD Certificate (2021 CPD)
- Applications of Attachment in Psychotherapy
- TA101 - Introduction to Transactional Analysis
- CAMHS Working with self-injury
- CAMHS Working with attachment issues
- Young People Experiencing Abuse
My experience covers working with older children, young adults and adults. I've worked with many different issues that people have been experiencing and the areas that I focus my work in now includes:
- Social anxiety
- Separation anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self-injury and harm
- Suicidal thoughts
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer hourly appointments which are £50. Our first appointment will include an assessment to gauge our suitability in working together, following a free of charge 15 minute phone call to understand your needs.
I can offer a short initial appointment of 30 minutes, offered at 50% of the fee for a half session. If you prefer a full session, this will be charged at the normal rate.
Some concessions are available for (limited number): Counselling trainees, young people under 21 years old and elderly people.
Payments can be made by Debit Card, Bank Transfer and Cash.
Concessions offered for
Monday 4pm - 8pm, Tuesday 8am - 2pm, Wednesday 12 noon - 7pm, Thursday 2pm - 9pm, Friday 3pm - 5pm.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, their ethical framework underpins my work and as such, I am responsible to their complaints procedure. The framework provides thorough guidelines to ensure safe and best practice.