Lyanne Pudney Adv. Dip.Integrative Couns, Hyp/Psych. MBACP.
Hello, I'm Lyanne.
Choosing a Counsellor can be daunting, so take your time & talk to a few of us to see who you are drawn to. Some of us offer a free consultation so you can check out how it all works & see if you are comfortable. It's normal to feel nervous, but you should find yourself at ease very quickly once you start.
I work with empathy, care and a positive approach to help you make the changes you want - whatever your circumstances. Talking things through can help lift the weight a little and then together, we'll decide on the best way to move forwards.
For those who know a bit about therapy already: I am Integratively trained with a Humanistic view. I often use psychodynamic approaches (exploratory not analytical) and draw from many psychotherapy techniques as appropriate.
In plain English this means I believe that people are capable of figuring out what is troubling them but need support when they get stuck or become overwhelmed (and so seek therapy). I don't give advice but once we've explored the root of the problem I might use or teach you some techniques or work in a way to help you deal with and move past something that is causing you pain.
I'm also a qualified Hypnotherapist so am happy to add this into your sessions to help you relax or explore issues at a deep level. Please ask me about this if it's something you're interested in.
"Lyanne helped me overcome my anxiety and challenge my fears with great techniques and advice. Amazing and attentive therapist."
"Just thought I'd let you know that, thanks to you and the book, my relationship is going from strength to strength. Of course, it isn’t perfect and it’s a work in progress but things are looking good. So thank you so much." "I can't believe I actually slept on the plane - without ANY medication, thank you very much, I can finally look forward to holidays without dreading the flights!" A.D. Colchester
"The insights I've gained are so valuable to me. I will treasure the lightbulb moments we had! Thank you for your support"
"Finally understanding the cause of my anxiety helped me immensely. I am still using the methods you taught me 2 months later and I feel like a weight has been lifted, thank you." J.O. Colchester
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Hypno/Psychotherapy
Existential Couples Counselling
Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner
Emotional Freedom Technique
Treating Trauma Workshop
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
My fees are the same regardless of the methods we use*. Whether you simply need to talk things through & be heard, or we include specific techniques to actively resolve issues for you.
We may for example use a mixture of CBT, NLP, Psychotherapy or Hypnosis techniques as appropriate. You can find more information on the types of therapy I offer on my website.
£45.00 per 1 hour session
*Pure Hypnotherapy is a different approach entirely to counselling & my fees for this are on my website.
I co-teach low cost online courses such as: Overcome Anxiety: Join The Anxiety Revolution! with another Therapist & you can use them for guided self help. They include some of our most useful techniques for reducing Anxiety. Just let me know if you'd like a link to them.