L. Heathcote-Elliott

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Change4Me Counse, MBACP (Accred)
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Swansea, Abertawe, SA2 9BX
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About me

About me

IHi my name is Lindsey, I am an accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been in practice since 2012. I work with adults experiencing a range of issues including generalised anxiety, assertiveness issues,panic attacks, depression, PTSD,trauma, postpartum depression, panic attacks, loss and bereavement.

I offer a FREE 10 minute phone consultation. If you decide to have counselling with me, we will establish what you wish to achieve from counselling and we will work together in sessions to set a direction in moving forward towards your goal.

I work in the Swansea and have 14 years counselling experience. I draw on a range of approaches which include: cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis, person centred therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and solution focused therapy.

I have an interest in working with adult children of narcissistic parents/families.  I have completed training in  narcissism  and am trained in Emotional Freedom Technique. 

I have completed additional training and have worked extensively with adults with neurodivergent clients and supported them in putting in practical tools to support them in regulating their emotions. 

I will be able to support too offer you practical tools and techniques to help you with identifying emotions and tolerating distress, as well as encouraging you to take ownership of your personal development. 

What can I offer you?

I offer a free 10 minute telephone conversation as I know how important it is to make sure you find a counsellor that is right for you.

If you decide to have counselling with me, we will arrange an initial session to jointly agree how best I can support you in achieving any goals you may set yourself.

I offer face to face, telephone and video sessions.

Client feedback

"Lindsey really helped me- I felt so good after the first session having someone who listened but also we had a plan in place to work on for sessions"  June 2022 

" Lindsey really understood me and wasn't afraid to challenge some of my behaviours and encouraged me to identify healthy coping mechanisms for myself" May 22

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualifications
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) (2008-2010)
  • Level 2 and 3 certificate in counselling (2008-2010)
  • BSc Psychology (2001-2003)
  • Training 
  • Gaslighting: Help Clients Escape and Rebuild from a Narcissist's Emotional Abuse ( June 2023) 
  • Treating Trauma with Internal Family Systems: Step­ by­ step procedures for healing trauma, anxiety, depression and more (Jun 2023)
  • Putting Polyvagal Theory into practice-Essential strategies for creating safety and connection with trauma clients (June 23)
  • Trans Awareness Training with Katie Neeves (May 23) 
  • Healing Trauma with The Breath ( Feb 23)
  • Working with neurodiversity, ADHD and Austism ( Feb 23)
  • Understanding  ADHD August 2022
  • Working effectively with Autistic clients July 2022
  • Working with Trauma ( Oct 2021)
  • Narrative Exposure Therapy ( Aug 2021)
  • Tranactional analysis 101( Feb 2021)
  • Working with Borderline Personality Disorder(Oct 2020)
  • Loss and Bereavement awareness- grief in Lockdown (July 2020)
  • Moving your practice online ( April 2020)
  • Working Therapetically with adult children of Narcisstic parents ( March 2020)
  • Autism in the Counselling Room( March 2020)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique and Matrix Imprinting( Level 1 and 2) (Feb 2020)
  • Narcissistic traits and Emotional Abuse( Jan 2020)
  • Alcohol awareness training( Oct 2019)
  • Non violent communication(2019)                                                                          Treating Intrusive Thoughts & the Inner Critical Voice( 2019)
  • Schema Therapy (2019)
  • GDPR: understanding your organisation's responsibilities (2019)
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2019)
  • Supporting military veterans( 2019)
  • Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk (2018)
  • Working with people with Dementia and their carers ( five day training 2018)
  • Mental Health First Aid ( 2016)
  • Solution Focused Therapy (training completed between 2011-2015)
  • Level 4 Protection of Vulnerable Adults(2015)
  • Working with Addictive and Maladaptive Behaviours(2014)
  • Working in Time Conscious Ways Assessment, CORE and Time Limited Contracts (2014)
  • Therapists at Play (2013)
    Using Sand therapy when Counselling Clients (2013)
    Working with Substance Misuse and Addictive Behaviours from a Relational Perspective (2012)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
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).

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have counselled clients using a Solution Focused Model.

I have experience of working with loss and bereavement.

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Fees

£45.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Axa Health

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute in person session.

£45-50 per 50 minute telephone/Zoom session

Discounted rates and concessions are available for clients who:

Are in receipt of benefits.

Students. 

Accepts referrals from Employee Assistance Programmes.

A number of private health insurance policies (though not all) will cover counselling costs; clients are strongly advised to check their cover with their insurer before commencement of counselling sessions to avoid being charged for sessions.

When I work

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I offer counselling via face to face, telephone and video-conferencing.

Avaliability Monday to Friday 830-5pm 

Further information

I counsel at a central venue in Sketty, Swansea. 

This venue is accessible by bus and off road parking is available.

The venue does not allow for wheelchair accessibility but telephone/ video counselling offered as an alternative. 

Please note I do not offer couple counselling or counsel clients under the age of 18. 

Maxime Court, 29A Gower Road, Sketty, Swansea, Abertawe, SA2 9BX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Flexible appointments to accommodate your needs. Face to face, telephone and online counselling offered. Discounts for block bookings. Easyily accessible venue with on street parking nearby.

Online platforms

Zoom