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Lindsey Whitman - MBACP - BA (Hons)

Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 4JE
07552 828611 07552 828611 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.

Ethics.

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
  • Safeguards
  • Teacher in Counselling
  • BACP full membership
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Professional Liability Insurance

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Initial 30 min session - £25 (30mins)
Individual 50  min session £40-55
Couples 60 or 90 min session £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.

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

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

The counselling room can be accessed by stairs or lift. Parking and toilets are available on-site.

Availability

Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

E-counselling/phone - flexible

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

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Lindsey Whitman  - MBACP - BA (Hons)

Lindsey Whitman - MBACP - BA (Hons)