Lyn Powell Accredited Member of BACP
I am an accredited Humanistic Counsellor with experience of working with children, young people and adults. I have trained as a Couples Counsellor and can help you to address and work through difficulties you may be having in your relationship either with a partner, relative or friend.Counselling can be a challenging and life changing experience which enables you to go forward in your life.
I appreciate how difficult it can be to open up about your feelings and I will do all that I can to make you feel comfortable. My focus is on our relationship. I am non-judgemental. I will offer you a safe and confidential place in my counselling room to safely explore your circumstances.
Obstacles that are experienced by us in the here and now, maybe as a result of events in our childhood or teenage years, or as a result of current day events such as anxiety, bereavement, depression or stress in the workplace. Retirement, separation, divorce and domestic violence can all have an impact on how we manage our day to day life. By removing the hurdles and difficulties that exist in our lives we can then make the changes that we want, to move on.
I am trained in Eye Movement, De-Sensitising and Reprocessing. This is a non-drug, non-hypnotic psychotherapy which is extremely effective for those who have unhappy memories or who have suffered a traumatic experience. When painful memories are avoided they can keep their disturbing power. With EMDR you can face these memories in a safe setting so that you do not feel overwhelmed by them. EMDR can be an efficient way of dealing with panic attacks, trauma, post traumatic stress, nightmares and flash backs. EMDR is valued because some people experience that they can achieve feeling better more quickly.
I have trained in working with people who have a gambling addiction.
I am a qualified Adoption Counsellor, trained by Barnardos and I have experience of working with adoption matters and associated issues.
I have attended the Cruse Bereavement Service training course and I am trained in dealing with issues such as loss, bereavement and grief.
I am able to work on a one to one or couples basis for short or long term work. My counselling room is close to local bus stops. Street parking is available also.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited by British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Cruse Bereavement Trained
Eye Movement and De Sensitising Reprocessing Trained
Since staring my career in Counselling I worked for Young Peoples Counselling service in Hull for a number of years, working with children and young people. I have worked for the Cruse Bereavement in York and for an NHS provider, offering short term counselling to adults.
I am an Associate Counsellor for Aviva, Health Assured, Work Place Options and Care First, all of whom offer short term counselling for clients via an employees assistance programme.
I attend workshops and further training on a regular basis and I also have supervision monthly to ensure that my working practice is appropriate to my clients' needs
I have a current disclosure barring certificate and indemnity insurance cover too.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
My fees are £45 an hour for individuals and £50 an hour for couples.
I offer reduced rates for students and concessions where applicable.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer appointments for each week day and weekday evenings. I am also available on Saturday mornings between 9am until 12.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|