Lyn Chrimes MBACP(Reg) (MA Counselling Children &Young People; BA)
Hello, and welcome to my page. I am a specialist Children and Young People’s Counsellor, qualified up to a Masters level. I am very used to working with this age group as I have many, many years experience as a teacher in schools and as a lecturer in a college of Further Education. I currently work as a retained school’s counsellor in primary/junior and secondary schools.
I understand that it can feel strange and intimidating coming to see a counsellor and this is where my experience with children and young people really helps to create a calm and welcoming place. I offer a safe, secure and non-judgemental space to be able to explore feelings and concerns. Sometimes a little bit of extra support can really help if it is difficult to deal with or understand emotions and behaviour.
I work in a way that is developmentally appropriate to the child or young person, so I use different methods tailored to the person to encourage their expression- it may be talking, art and creative work, storytelling and sand tray work, to name but a few!
I offer the opportunity to explore emotions and thoughts, experiences and worries, I listen carefully, to understand and discuss issues that may be on the young person’s mind.
I offer a supportive relationship built on trust which enables the young person to better cope and manage their feelings; I facilitate the young person in developing a positive outlook on life, to recognise their strengths, and be able to express themselves and help them make progress and make informed choices.
I am open and honest. I offer a warm and empathetic environment.
I have excellent listening skills, I am patient and understanding and interested in young people.
I help to establish trust and encourage the young person to communicate their story in a confidential and safe environment.
I encourage a child’s self-belief and their ability to identify and use their own resources to find solutions best suited to them.
I allow the young person to express themselves and explore their concerns; help them to develop an optimistic attitude and build their self confidence and self esteem.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A. Counselling for Children and Young People
Relate trained and accredited CYP (Children and Young People) Counsellor
B.A. Social Science (Social Psychology and Personality and Learning)
Certificate in Experiential Counselling
QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
Registered Member of BACP ( British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Full DBS Enhanced Check
Further Training and Qualifications include Equality & Diversity; Data Protection; Safeguarding; Child Protection Awareness; Mindfulness for Children and Young People; Neuroscience and the Counsellor; Dealing with Anger; Prevent Training; Using CBT for Anxiety & Depression; Mindful Self Compassion.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a specialist Children and Young People's Counsellor.
£40.00 per therapeutic hour
The first introductory session of 30 minutes carries no charge; this session is to introduce the young person and their parent/guardian to me, as the counsellor and the counselling room and process of counselling for that young person.
That way the youngster can decide with their parent/guardian if they would like to come to counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please ring or e mail me to book an introductory session, and/or chat about coming to counselling with me.
Types of client