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
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
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.
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
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 £55.00 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.