Lindsey Gibson MBACP Dip. Couns
As a person-centred counsellor, I believe that each of us is the best-qualified to find our own way in life. But that can be hard at times and it can sometimes be difficult to cope alone, and you may not want to discuss problems with friends or family.
A counsellor can help by providing a warm, thoughtful and non-judgemental space where you can voice your experiences and emotions and explore current problems or deep-seated issues. This can help you to gain a deeper understanding of who you are, as well as help you find ways to move forward and to become who you really want to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Bedford College.
I have worked as a volunteer counsellor in the mental health field, with the homeless and currently for Carers in Bedfordshire in Biggleswade and Bedford.
I also work in private practice from rooms in Bedford and Shefford.
I have experience in working with issues including abuse, anger issues, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, eating disorders, emotional abuse, family issues, low self-esteem, relationship issues, self-harm, separation and divorce, sexual abuse, sexuality, stress, and trauma.
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
I offer an introductory half-hour session free of charge so that we can meet and briefly discuss the issues you wish to bring to counselling, and also to decide if we can work together.
If we decide to continue, my fee is £35 per hour.
I am a member of BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.