Lindsay Riley MBACP

Lindsay Riley MBACP



07952 626774 / 07952 626774

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07952 626774 / 07952 626774

About me

Throughout our lives we may experience difficulties, trauma or unhappiness that can have an effect on us. These experiences might be left unresolved or buried away in order for us to get on with life and to function as best we can.  However, they might emerge over time and have a negative impact on our lives in the 'here and now' and these may become too much to manage.

It might be that you are experiencing a challenging time right now and are looking for someone to help you through your difficulties.  Through the counselling that I offer, you are offered a space to explore these issues and I will listen and hear you, without judgment or prejudice.  Counselling enables you to make sense of your world and build resilience to make the changes that you want.

Based in Thame and Aylesbury, I can offer both short and longterm counselling. My view is that the therapeutic relationship that we create between us, is of the utmost importance in supporting you in your counselling journey. This means that I aim to create a space of trust, with open communication, free of judgement that allows you to safely explore your world.

My approach (Integrative) allows me to be informed by a number theories and concepts that enable me to understand your difficulties 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 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - currently studying
  • 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.

  • TA101 - Introduction to Transactional Analysis - completed April 2018 (CPD)
  • CAMHS Working with self-injury - June 2017 (CPD)
  • CAMHS Working with attachment issues - June 2017 (CPD)
  • Young People Experiencing Abuse - February 2017 (CPD)

My experience covers working with 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:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-injury and harm
  • Suicidal thoughts

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£40 per session. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

Initial appointments are offered and are half the cost. This will include an assessment and give you the opportunity to make sure I'm the right counsellor for you and decide how we might work together.

Further information

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

Thame, OX9
Aylesbury, HP21

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wednesday evenings, Thursday daytime, Friday mornings and Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults