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MA, MBACP Accredited & Registered

About me

I am a highly experienced, highly qualified, registered & accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor based in Little Haywood, near Rugeley, between Lichfield, Stafford and Cannock, in Staffordshire, within easy reach of Derbyshire and the West Midlands. I have extensive experience of working with individuals, couples and young people, covering a wide range of issues.

I work very collaboratively with my clients; trying to understand their world from their perspective, but also offering a fresh view on the issues they present and sometimes using my knowledge of the theory behind human emotional growth, development and behaviour to shed light on how they are feeling.  I  create a warm, accepting and non-judgemental environment, in which my clients feel safe to be truly themselves.

Why do we need counselling? Most of the time, we feel able to face the challenges and ups and downs of life, but sometimes we can become overwhelmed by our feelings or by events.  Counselling can provide us with the opportunity to explore what is going on for us and try to make sense of it.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered and Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Postgraduate Masters Degree in Counselling Studies (Distinction), University of Chester

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Distinction), University of Chester

Postgraduate Module on Counselling Young People (Distinction), University of Chester

Postgraduate Module on Group Work (Distinction), University of Chester

Diploma in Counselling

Advanced Diploma in Autism

Extensive additional training in Bereavement and Loss, Attachment, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy.

I hold a busy Counselling Clinic at a local GP's surgery

I have many years experience working in private practice and for a number of counselling agencies. both as a therapist and as a clinical supervisor.

I attend regular counselling and psychotherapy workshops and keep up-to-date with the latest research

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Particular interest in:

Abuse: sexual and/or emotional

Anger: causes and management

Anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder

Asperger's, including with couples where one has Asperger's and the other is neurotypical

Attachment disorder

Bereavement and loss

Bi-polar disorder

Child related issues

Confidence

Depression

Panic disorder

Relationship

Self-esteem and the impact that low self esteem can have on our lives

Separation and divorce



Fees

Additional information

Usually from £55.00 per hour, but please see my website for full details: www.lindsaytonkscounselling.co.uk



When I work

8.30 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. Monday to Friday. 9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.Saturday Appointments outside these times may be available, but may incur additional cost.

Further information

I have full professional insurance.

I have Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

I provide Clinical Supervision for a number of Counselling organisations, as well as in Private Practice.

I am a member of the BACP Division for Counselling Children and Young People.

I am a member of the BACP Association for Independent Practitioners.

I am a member of the BACP Healthcare Division.

I offer Therapy and Supervision by telephone and by Skype.

15 St. Mary's Road, Little Haywood, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0NJ

Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have a postgraduate certificate in Counselling Supervision from the University of Chester, which is a Level 7 (Masters) qualification.

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