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 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
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 indemnity insurance cover.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £50 an hour for individuals and £60 an hour for couples.
I offer reduced rates for students and concessions where applicable.