Lindsay Riley MBACP
07952 626774 / 07952 626774
Throughout life, people might experience difficulties and challenges that can have an impact on them. These experiences might be left unresolved or buried away in order for you to get on with life and to function as best you can. However, they might emerge over time and have a negative impact on your life 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. Counselling enables you to make sense of your world and build your resilience. It can enable you to build your autonomy and build trust in your own choices about your life.
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 and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I work as a counsellor in private practice, an agency for young people and adults and a counselling facilitator in a further education setting.
I offer counselling in Aylesbury and Thame, both long and short-term counselling. My experience covers working with adults, young people and children. 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 and suicidal thoughts.
Call, email or text me for a conversation about what I can offer 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 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.
As a person, I have a 20 year commercial background which gives me insight into the demands of careers and the impact of balancing a healthy 'home work life'. Furthermore, I've seen the impact of family life, relationships, parents careers, schooling and social media has on family life and young people. I've retrained into an industry that I am passionate about and want to support others during their difficult times.
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:
- Social anxiety
- Separation anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self-injury and harm
- Suicidal thoughts
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- 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
£40 per session. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
Initial appointments are offered and are half the cost for half a session and if you wish for a full session, this will be charged at the normal rate. This includes an assessment and will provide you the opportunity to make sure I'm the right counsellor for you.
Some concessions are available.
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
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday 5pm - 9pm, Thursday 9am - 8pm, Friday mornings 9am -12 noon and Saturday mornings 9am - 12 noon.
Types of client