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About me

Spring 2021

I have been working in counselling organizations in London and Sussex, where I also had my own practice. I am now based in Dorset, working with clients primarily online. Before I qualified as a counsellor and  a supervisor, my background was in art and music. I think it is in the forming of a good relationship that makes therapy effective and believe having a broad life experience has helped me to have good rapport with all kinds of people from many walks of life.

My aim is to facilitate you in discovering more about yourself and for you to gain clarity and the tools to live your life the way you want to more freely. If you are experiencing issues such as anxiety, fear, depression, anger, bereavement, low self esteem or confidence, I can help. I have good results in particular helping clients with anxiety and depression. Having counselling will help you find new perspectives that may help you to feel more resilient and better equipped to deal with any challenges you face. You may find that with increased understanding of your thoughts, behaviours and feelings, you will be able to see the road ahead more clearly and live up to your full potential.

Life can be challenging at the best of times and with the pandemic, things can feel more uncertain, stressful and difficult to navigate. If you are finding the current situation hard to come to terms with, talking things through with someone and having extra support can be really helpful.

You may be looking for support whilst dealing with a crisis or want help in tackling issues that are more deep rooted. Counselling can help you increase your awareness and make more satisfying life choices. It can help you in all areas of your life including relationships and work.

Call me if you would like an initial and free, (approx 15-30 mins), no obligation consultation to see if we are well suited to working together. For the time being,  we will work at a set time online, on a weekly or fortnightly basis on Zoom or Whatsapp until we are able to meet in person.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP 2021) and I adhere to their Ethics and Code of good practice. (2021). This includes being committed to my continuous professional development by regularly attending training courses and having on-going supervision, in keeping with the BACP Ethical Framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a (PGDip) in Integrative Humanistic Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute and a Diploma in Relationship Based Supervision (SupDip) IBIS

Other Experience and Training

  • As You Are Counsellor
  • Drug & Alcohol Training
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Sand Tray and Creative Therapies
  • Psychodynamics of Addiction
  • Psychopathology
  • Trauma
  • Self Injury
  • Place2Be Counsellor
  • Level 4 Diploma in Children's Counselling.
  • Group Work Certificate.
  • MA Fine Art London
  • BA Fine Art & Performance /Video The Art Institute San Francisco

    Other Professional Trainings include:

    Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Existential Therapy, Creative Therapies. Suicide Prevention, LGBT Awareness,  Mindfulness.


Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Counselling

£45 Zoom or Whatsapp session (50mins)

£55 Walk and Talk sessions outside (60 mins)

Supervision

£50 Zoom and Whatsapp (60mins)

Contact me by phone  07704 702 210 or see my website for more details

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

At this especially difficult time, you may just want to connect with someone who can offer a listening ear. Even if for only a few sessions, sometimes simply the act of connecting and sharing what is on your mind can be helpful. Feel free to be in touch if you would like to have a couple of sessions and not feel obligated to continue longer term.

I also offer "Walk and Talk" sessions which enable us to meet outdoors, take a walk and work together while safely observing protocols in nature. Do get in touch if this is of interest to you and we can discuss this unique approach to therapy outdoors or if you have any questions regarding therapy.

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Uplyme
Dorset
DT7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

None

Availability

Monday to Friday 9am-7.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

I am a Person Centred and Integrative supervisor and am trained in Relationship based supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Lindsey Light- MA, PG Dip, Sup Dip, MBACP

Lindsey Light- MA, PG Dip, Sup Dip, MBACP