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I am an integrative counsellor, meaning that I draw from a variety of different approaches; including Gestalt psychotherapy, CBT, and person-centred therapy, creating a holistic perspective which allows me to support clients experiencing a wide range of different issues.

I work with both adults and young people, to overcome their struggles and feel better. As well as currently working in the counselling profession, I have over two decades of working in the education sector; supporting both students and staff.

It’s my job as a counsellor to support you in directing and pacing your therapeutic process. This is achieved by building a safe and trusting relationship in which you feel to be able to talk about thoughts, experiences or emotions that might be difficult for you to express. It may be that you have never experienced a truly unconditional and confidential relationship before, but this is the foundation for effective change and healing. I can support you, and be with you if you are experiencing painful and uncomfortable thoughts and emotions.

I work online, my clients have found online counselling very convenient, time efficient, and has made counselling therapy more accessible for some people. If we work together, it is imperative that you have access to a private and confidential place, with good internet access.

Please email me to arrange an initial telephone call or online meeting; a short conversation should help us both decide if we could work together. I am a compassionate and professional practitioner, and I look forward to having a chat about how we might work together.

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Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced diploma in integrative counselling
  • Qualified online and telephone counsellor
  • Diploma in Trauma and mental health informed schools (Practitioner status)
  • ASIST Suicide Prevention Training

My background has been working in education, in a variety of roles - college lecturer, SEN support, Trauma and mental health informed schools – wellbeing practitioner, learning coach, Family support worker.

I have a wealth of practical experience in supporting children and adults from a range of backgrounds with different presenting issues. Counselling can become a part or your regular self-care, and management of work or home related stress.

Over the years I have worked with clients who have experienced: 

  • Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Childhood abuse
  • Trauma  
  • Family breakdown 
  • Work related stress 
  • Pain and anguish of caring for a child in distress; either as a parent or teacher/education support
  • Teachers and people working with young people
  • Confusion about thoughts and feelings
  • Inner child work
  • Painful or frustrating past experiences
  • Changing family dynamics
  • Low self-esteem

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

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Fees

Additional information

Day time, and evening session times available.

£45 Per session - online

£25 - Parent update session - online 30mins

I also have some spaces for concessions on request - Please contact me for further details.

I offer a discount to student counsellors, and key workers -please contact me for more details.

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Lindsey Whittingham

Lindsey Whittingham