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

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

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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



Panic disorder


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

Separation and divorce


Additional information

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


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
ST18 0NJ


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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Lindsay Tonks

Lindsay Tonks