Lindsey Stafford MBACP. Dip Couns.
I am offering online or telephone counselling from April -June 2020
I am an experienced counsellor with a background in Mental Health and Addiction. Whilst working for Mind as a counsellor I gained knowledge and an understanding of the wide spectrum of mental health and its impact. At CGL I worked therapeutically with adults in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Every person is unique and due to my training and background I am able to offer different types of therapy. I am a Person Centred counsellor at core but I have had training in CBT and short term focused therapy. I offer a warm, friendly and non-judgemental environment in which to work with both adults and children.
Whatever brings clients to therapy, I aim to facilitate their own self awareness through the development of a trusting and supportive counselling relationship, and to assist them in becoming more self empowered and feeling more in control of their own lives. My main interest is in uncovering unconscious core beliefs which cause us unnecessary suffering and limit our growth, and working towards integrating new ways of being into our lives. With awareness, we can begin to free ourselves from our past conditioning and become more present in our everyday lives and connect at a deeper and more fulfilling way with ourselves, each other and the world around us.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling Level 4 CPCAB
- Certificate in counselling level 3 CPCAB
- Counselling studies level 2 CPCAB
- Certificate in Mentalization Brief Therapy
- Certificate in bereavement counselling
- Understanding childhood trauma
- Training and Experience:
- Mind Thurrock - bereavement, depression, anxiety
- CGL Stratford and Dagenham - addiction: drugs and alcohol.
- Education- Pastoral support in behaviour.
- Tavistock relationships - couples counsellor(DWP pilot programme)
I am also a CPCAB approved tutor.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Individual - £40
- Couples - £50
- Young people - £25
- Counselling students £30
I offer a free 15 minute initial phone consultation to see if we can work together. This is an opportunity for you to ask me any questions regarding the counselling process.