Louise Lund

REG BACP Person Centred Integrative Counsellor (Dip)
Colchester, Essex, CO3
07969 712 590 07969 712 590

About me

Life throws us all kinds of challenges and difficulties. They often begin in childhood, when our lives were shaped by the people around us and the situations we were put in. Mistakenly we often believe that 'this is my lot in life' and there is nothing to be done.

Of course we cannot change the past but we can learn to enjoy our present and look forward to our future with positivity.

Perhaps you're feeling sad, alone, depressed or anxious.  Are you finding relationships difficult to negotiate? Or it seems your children/parents are driving you crazy! Maybe you feel unsure what to do or unable to take the steps needed to improve your life or that of a loved one. By looking for a counsellor, you have already taken the first step.

What happens when you contact me? I will return your call or email as soon as I can, usually within the same day. I will ask you what has brought you to counselling and you can tell me as much or as little as you feel able.  Our informal chat will be for around 20 minutes. If you feel you would like to come and see me, we will book a day and time convenient for both of us. I will send you information on how to find my premises.

How long and how often? Sessions are 50 minutes and weekly at the same time each week. How long you want to remain in counselling will be your choice, however it is usual to work together for the minimum of 6 weeks in order to establish a relationship.

How do I work? I work in a warm and supportive way in which I hold and guide you on your path to self knowledge, understanding and acceptance. Together, we can discover the true, inner you through traditional talking therapy, creative therapy and sand play therapy. Along with these, I also work with dreams; the doorway to our unconscious which holds many of the answers we seek. There is no obligation to partake in creative work, we will work in the way which suits you best as an individual. I believe that you have all the answers you need to move forward and we will discover them together.

What is my experience? I have worked as a qualified counsellor for 8 years and have worked with people from all walks of life and ages, being privileged to witness their transformation. I worked for several years as a Child and Family Practitioner for a charity supporting survivors of sexual abuse.

I have specialism in Childhood Sexual Abuse, Trauma, and Relationships and Family Issues.

You will find me to be caring and warm, passionate in my belief in you and challenging at times. I am flexible in my approach, using all my knowledge to work with you as a unique individual.

I work from a purpose built practice in my garden which is comfortable, calm and confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Integrative Sand Play Studies
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Play
  • Currently training for an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision (completion due January 2022)

My professional development is on- going.

I have worked for 8 years as a practitioner for a charity which supports survivors of Sexual Abuse.

I have worked in private practice since 2019, using Zoom during the Covid -19 Pandemic to ensure I kept in touch with clients. I have returned to Face to Face sessions, maintaining sanitising routines and government guidelines for safe working.

I hold an advanced DBS certificate and Indemnity Insurance and I am a Registered Member of BACP whose Ethical Framework for Good Practice I abide by. I have regular supervision.

Member organisations

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £45 per 50 minute counselling session
  • I have some flexibility on fees. Please contact me to discuss this.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

 I try to be flexible, offering a wide range of appointments. Please ask.

Further information

Free parking is available.

The practice is just off a main bus route (1A)

Colchester
Essex
CO3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom