Lindsay Riley MBACP registered & qualified Counsellor
Professional counselling or therapy enables you to share whatever it is that is challenging you, in a safe environment. It can assist you in exploring your world and build your resilience. It can enable you to develop your autonomy and trust in your own choices about your life.
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 and want to talk about the difficulties you are facing with a professional counsellor.
Through the counselling that I offer, you are offered a unique space to explore these issues and I will be with you, without judgement or prejudice throughout your journey. I work as an integrative therapeutic counsellor, informed by a number of approaches and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Currently I run my own private practice, work with a service provider supporting job seekers experiencing mental health issues and as a counselling trainer in a further education setting. My previous experience includes working with young people and adolescents aged 11-18 within a young persons counselling agency and adults aged 18+ within a low cost service.
I offer counselling is Thame and Aylesbury, 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 (currently studying)
- 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
Some of the workshops and continual professional development (CPD) courses I have either scheduled or attended.
- Applications of Attachment in Psychotherapy - in progress
- 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I offer hourly appointments which are £50. Our first appointment will include an assessment to gauge our suitability in working together.
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. Payments can be made by Debit Card, Bank Transfer and Cash.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday 10am - 9pm, Tuesday 9am - 1pm, Wednesday 9am - 1pm, Thursday 4pm - 9pm, Friday upon request.
Types of client