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About me

I have over ten years’ experience of Counselling diverse people, with a wide range of life challenges. These include bereavement and loss, relationship issues, domestic abuse including emotional, sexual, financial and physical abuse. I also support people with anxiety, stress and depression.

I am a qualified Person-Centred therapist. This means our counselling will be focused around you and your unique circumstances. You will be listened to and respected for who you are.

The counselling process is not to diagnose or tell you what you should do, but to help you become more aware of your own emotions and feelings. This helps clients to understand themselves better and to move forward positively in their lives.

I studied at the renowned Metanoia Institute in Ealing. I have extensive experience of working for the Woman’s Trust (an agency that specialises in recovery from domestic abuse). During my time there, I was privileged to support women from various class and ethnic backgrounds, including high profile clients. I have a keen interest in relationships and this passion inspired me to complete additional training as a couple’s counsellor. Additionally, I volunteered for a bereavement organisation for over 2 years. I am also interested in group work and have completed further studies.

First session - I am aware that making a decision to see a counsellor can be difficult, and as such I am happy to offer a free 20-minute exploratory session no obligation. During our time together we can explore your life, where you are, where you want to be and most importantly, what you think is holding you back.

I am currently enrolling for my "Bereavement Support Group".   Previous participants have said they feel supported, comforted, and not so alone after sharing and connecting with other group members. I have seen my clients move forward and progress because of meeting people with similar problems or issues. Please email or phone me, if you are interested in joining.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling

Couple Practitioner

Group Facilitator

I have been counselling people for over ten years.

I have extensive experience of working for the Woman’s Trust (an agency that specialises in recovery from domestic abuse).

I volunteered for a bereavement organisation for over 2 years.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual counselling is £55 for 50 minutes

Couple counselling is £75 for 60 minutes

Group facilitation £50 for 120 minutes

Availability

Please email to check availability

Further information

I offer face to face, what's app, Zoom and phone counselling.

I offer short and long term counselling.

Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB8

Ealing
London
W5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Lydia Nightingale

Lydia Nightingale