Lindsay Tonks MA, MBACP Accredited & Registered
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
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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
Bereavement and loss
Child related issues
Self-esteem and the impact that low self esteem can have on our lives
Separation and divorce
Usually from £50.00 per hour, but please see my website for full details: www.lindsaytonkscounselling.co.uk
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have a postgraduate certificate in Counselling Supervision from the University of Chester, which is a Level 7 (Masters) qualification. I supervise for a number of organisation, including the provision of Consultant Supervision (supervision of supervision), as well as in Private Practice. I offer supervision to students and to more experienced practitioners, covering a variety of presenting issues. I create a warm and supportive supervision environment tailored to suit the developmental or other needs of my Supervisees, but also mindful of the gate-keeping and ethical and professional obligations of the supervisory relationship. I also offer supervision by Skype and by telephone.