Lindsey Page, UKCP & MBACP Reg.
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychoanalytic psychotherapist with 12 years experience, working both within an agency setting and in private practice. I have also worked for 7 years as an honorary psychotherapist in an NHS psychotherapy unit and currently work at a children's charity with the parents of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
My core training has been in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic counselling and psychotherapy. This approach sees the mind as a dynamic system, which is often in conflict, and the impact on our mind of the way we have been related to in the past can trigger feelings, thoughts and behaviours in the present, which can cause us a great deal of upset and emotional difficulty. Over the years I have encountered and worked with most of the causes and effects of emotional distress, including depression, grief, anger issues, anxiety and panic states, relationship and sexual problems, eating disorders, bullying/abuse and self harm.
My current way of working involves “empathic attunement” – enabling my clients to feel listened to, understood and affirmed in a way they often weren’t in childhood. Many of us have a sense of self that is fragile, because when we were upset or afraid, our parents or carers were unable to regulate our feelings and either ignored, shamed or punished us, leaving us thinking that there was something wrong with us and our feelings, and leaving us more inclined to keep things to ourselves and sort things out on our own when we were worried upset or frightened, rather than turn to others for help. I work with both individual clients and couples and offer a short 16 session form of dynamic interpersonal therapy which is particularly suitable for clients experiencing an episode of depression and/or anxiety.
I also teach on a BACP accredited psychodynamic counselling diploma course, which allows me to stay in touch with new therapeutic developments and techniques.
If you feel I may be able to help you, please feel free to contact me for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist (Member)
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (Member)
Full member of the Guild of Psychotherapists
BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (CCF)
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training spanning 8 years at the Guild of Psychotherapists
12 years post-qualification experience
4 years private practice
6 years in NHS setting as an Honourary Psychotherapist
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are £40 a session for individual therapy and £55 a session for couples, with some flexibility for clients on a low income.
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