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Lydia Nightingale

London W5 & Uxbridge UB8
07495 517 512 07495 517 512

About me

I have significant experience of supporting diverse people, with a wide range of life challenges. These include relationships issues, domestic abuse including emotional, sexual, financial and physical abuse. Bereavement and loss, as well as work related stress. I am currently a Welfare Officer (specialising in mental health) with over ten years experience, of providing emotional and practical support for more than 1,500 union members based on a local authority site. I also support people with anxiety, stress and depression.

I am a qualified Person Centred therapist and I have been counselling for over ten years. I trained 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 at Metanoia.

I am aware that making a decision to see a counsellor can be difficult, and as such, I am happy to offer a half price exploratory session. During our time together we will explore your life, where you are, where you want to be and most importantly, what you think is holding you back.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling
  • Couple Practitioner
  • Group Practitioner
  • 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.
  • I am also interested in group work and have completed a course in group work.
  • I am currently a welfare Office (specialising in mental health) for over 1,500 union members based on a local authority site.

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

£50.00

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

I offer face to face, whats 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
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

Availability

Ealing: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9pm Uxbridge: Saturday 8am -12pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Lydia Nightingale

Lydia Nightingale