Lindsey Whitman

Lindsey Whitman

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Hamble Memorial Hall
2 High Street
Hamble-le-Rice
Southampton
Hampshire
SO31 4JE

07552 828611

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About me

I'm Lindsey, welcome to my page.

About me and what I do.

There are times when life can be difficult or painful, sometimes you may feel overwhelmed or alone.  Possibly emotions are out of reach, perhaps disconnecting you from yourself, your body or other people.

Perhaps there's a sense that things 'just aren’t right' and it's a struggle to understand yourself, others, or events. Therapy is rarely a quick fix, but it can certainly help - especially if you want the change. Personally, I’ve observed that in a safe, warm, therapeutic space an inner self may emerge, sometimes as an explicit powerful encounter, at other times simply aiding a client’s understanding of themself around issues or relationships. I believe therapy can enable unseen obstacles to become visible, thus freeing blocked potential.

My own journey to becoming a counsellor, and trainer has disarmed me of certain social conditions, others I have awareness of. It's being aware that offers me the recourses to create a warm, accepting yet challenging therapeutic environment for clients - whereby, realisations and the development of self-trust can be nurtured. I've faith in people, this means I won’t be a toolbox of skills, I trust you, and that you have resources within, even if they have never been used or found.

Counselling vs Psychotherapy.

Counselling offers the chance to explore what is happening for you within this safe, warm, environment, 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 means that Counselling and Psychotherapy merge, often indistinguishable.

Ethics.

Crucially, underpinning my therapeutic work is my alignment of ethical practice with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) www.bacp.co.uk  I also comply to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Children’s Act, 2004 www.legistation.gov.uk  Furthermore, I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) www.ico.org.uk and hold 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
  • Safeguards
  • Teacher in Counselling
  • BACP full membership
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Professional Liability Insurance

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

        Photos & videos

        • The therapy room
        • Carl Rogers

        Fees

        Initial - £20 (30mins)
        Individual £35-55
        Couples £55-75

        Further information

        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.

        Maps & Directions

        Southampton, SO31 4JE

        Type of session

        Online counselling: No
        Telephone counselling: No
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None

        Accessibility

        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: No

        The premises are located on the first floor, I am afraid the lift is out of order. However, provision can be made to use an alternative room at the community library, also on Hamble high street.

        Availability

        Flexible

        Types of client

        Children
        Young people
        Adults
        Older adults
        Couples
        Families
        Employee Assistance Programme