Lindsey Hardy-Griffin

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MSt (Oxon) MUPCA(Accred) MBACP
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Abingdon OX14 & Oxford OX2
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About me

I work with people who are struggling with all sorts of difficulties.  Some have lost someone dear to them or in the swirl of a complicated break up or transition in life.  Others have found themselves in the same tricky situations over and over again and don’t understand why.  Some have strong feelings or intrusive thoughts, or maybe difficulties connecting with feelings.  They may have an idea of what’s going on but can’t seem to find a way out of their struggles.  

I understand that coming to counselling can be diffficult and my aim is to provide a safe and empathic space for you to feel comfortable telling your story.  I can help by listening carefully and understanding more about what it is that brings you into counselling.  Drawing on my experience, I can work with you to make sense of your struggles and I will support you as you take lighter steps, moving forwards with a stronger sense of who you are.  My core approach is psychodynamic however I may draw on other modalities depending on your needs at that time.  

I work with people from all backgrounds from the age of 14 years old and up.  I have several years of experience working with both adults and young people in a variety of different places including: school (Gosford Hill), universities (Oxford and Brookes) and community counselling services (Riverside and The Abingdon Bridge).

Some of the areas I have worked with recently are:

  • Feeling stressed at work / school
  • Feeling down
  • Complicated grief
  • Feelings of shame
  • Difficulties opening up
  • Feeling worried about things / having panic attacs
  • Struggles with a partner / sex
  • Difficulties with family members
  • Past expereince of abuse or trauma

For 'in person' counselling, sessions are held in a ground floor room in Abingdon, near Oxford and Didcot.  There is free off-road parking available.  I also offer online counselling to those living in the UK. 


For further information: If you have any questions or would like an introductory phone call then please contact me by email or phone to arrange at time.  You can also find further information on my website: 

Booking an 'intial session':  Alternativy you may wish to book an initial session.  This gives you an experience of counselling with me.  It's a space for you to tell me a bit about more about yourself and ask any questions you may have.  From here we can work out the best way forwards for you whether this is short / long term counselling with me, or exploring other options.  Please contact me by email or phone to book.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied at Oxford University achieving the following counselling qualifications:             

  • PG Cert in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • PG Dip in Psychodynamic Practice
  • Master of Studies in Psychodynamic Practice

I have several years experience working in a school, universities and community counselling services.  I currently divide my practice between The Abingdon Bridge and private practice.

I have past previous expereince working in the NHS, charities (Archway and ARCh) and a school (Unicorn).

I am committed to continuous professional development and have attended the following training recently:

  • Loss and Bereavement (Cruse)
  • Loss and Bereavement in young people (Cruse)
  • Working with neurodiversity (Ordish and Franklin / OU / BDS)
  • Mentalisation (Anna Freud Centre)
  • Trauma and the body (PESI)
  • Mindfulness (Oxford Mindfulness Fdn.)

I am an accredited member of the professional organisation Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA), and a registered member with British Association for counselling and psychotherapy (BACP).  I have professional insurance and am regularly supervised.  I abide by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Code of Ethics.  I am also enhance DBS checked and cleared.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA)

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer both long and short term counselling. Sessions usually take the form of weekly 50 minute session and cost £50 each.  My aim is to keep the cost as affordable as possible however I hold spaces for concessions depending on your circumstances.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Abingdon, OX14

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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