Lindsey Whitman - MBACP - BA (Hons)
Hello, welcome to my page.
Update - I am solely available via Skype, Zoom and Webex for all new, existing individuals and couples.
About me and what I do.
There are times when life can be difficult or painful, sometimes you may feel overwhelmed or alone. Therapy is rarely a quick fix, but it can certainly help, as I’ve observed that within a safe, warm, therapeutic space an inner self may emerge. Sometimes, it's an explicit powerful encounter, at other times it's a movement towards self-understanding or a sense of peace.
My own journey to becoming a counsellor is an ongoing process of growth. It also enables me to be less restricted by certain social conditions. Likewise, I believe being aware has afforded me the recourses to create a warm, accepting yet challenging therapeutic environment for clients, where realisations and the development of self-trust can be nurtured. So I won’t be a toolbox of skills as I trust you, your resources, and your direction - even if it seems impossible.
Counselling vs Psychotherapy.
Counselling offers the chance to explore what is happening for you free from judgement. Psychotherapy is also non-judgemental and in a safe space, however, it may explore emotions and experiences held a little more deeply. Being fully trained in the Person-Centred Approach https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person-centered_therapy mean that Counselling and Psychotherapy merge, often indistinguishable.
My therapeutic work is aligned with ethical practice, in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) www.bacp.co.uk. I also comply to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) www.ico.org.uk, and have full professional liability insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (1st Class)
- Brief-time limited training
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- Personal Development Group Facilitator
- Teacher in Counselling
- BACP full membership
- Enhanced DBS check
- Professional Liability Insurance
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial 30 min session - £25 (30mins)
Individual 50 min session £40-55
Couples 60 or 90 min session £55-75
It’s my intention as your therapist to facilitate clearing the way towards the path that is yours and hopefully enable some trust in your own decision making as ultimately, this is your life, personal power and future.