Lyn Reed, MA,MBACP(reg),Pro.Adv.Dip.PC, Pgd.Cert in Clinical Supervision
I believe the therapeutic relationship is an important one. Within it we can explore and understand concerns from the past that may be influencing the present. A safe space is provided which enables us to look at issues which often cloud the here and now. 'Meeting Minds' offers a flexible, open ended approach tailored made to suit individual needs and expectations - whatever stage we are at on the road to recovery - and to help us stay on that road. Areas explored include::
- self-defeating beliefs
- managing chronic health
- stress in the workplace
- life changes
- low self esteem and confidence issues
- loss and bereavement
- emotional well-being
- work/life balance
- self expression through creativity eg art, writing
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as an integrative counselling practitioner drawing upon a wide range of therapeutic techniques as part of my professional practice. I have attained the Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am fully insured to undertake my practice.I am a qualified social worker/probation officer (Postgraduate Dip.Soc/CQSW) and have a M.A. (by thesis). I also have a post graduate certificate in clinical supervision.
I have tutored courses including assertiveness in the workplace, handling stress, self management for chronic health conditions (Expert Patient Programme); provided self expression through the creative arts eg art, craft, music, drama, creative writing.
i have attained the Certificate in Life Coaching.
- My experience of empowering individuals through personal growth to achieve emotional well being has been acquired by working for many years in both the public and voluntary sectors.
- Working within the community I have supported and empowered individuals to tackle their addictions, help those who experience isolation and exclusion and also those experiencing depression and other mental health concerns.
- As a co tutor on the NHS programme Solutions for Health, I encourage individuals experiencing anxiety and stress to use self-management techniques - thereby taking responsibility for building their own emotional tool kit unique to their own individual needs.
- As a student supervisor, I have extensive experience of supporting and empowering both students and employees at all levels by helping them to manage their stress and anxiety in their working/educational environment
- I work with many clients who experience relationship issues, anxiety and depression.
- I am a former Anxiety UK approved therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity's members and partners beneficiaries.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- 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 attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer life coaching for those who are functioning healthily in their life but seeking to find a way forward from their current situation and learn how they can set realistic goals for whatever they want to achieve in life. This can be achieved by mind mapping, developing coaching plans, time management, learning assertiveness techniques.
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As an independent counsellor I am dedicated to providing a service which is accessible to as many people as possible including the least well-off and those with chronic health conditions. In these circumstances I am open to negotiation!
Costs are as follows:
- I offer a FREE consultation (to assess if I can help and for us to assess if we can work together) for face to face sessions.
- I charge £30.00 for each subsequent session
I also offer online and telephone counselling.
Please note that under 2012 legislation your home insurance provider may be able to help you with your counselling fees. If a qualified medical practitioner has advised that you would benefit from therapeutic intervention then you may be able to apply for your fees to be refunded.
- True personal empowerment is not just about individuals
- Why it is important to keep a healthy mind
- How therapy can help us to learn to be alone with ourselves
- Therapy alone is not enough when tackling addiction
- What to do when intrusive thoughts come to mind
- Make fear your friend
- Are you helping or enabling your adult child?
- Are you afraid of being found out?
- How can therapy help you overcome workplace bullying?
- Relationships: healing your losses
- How do we develop anxiety?
- Imposter syndrome: afraid of being 'found out'?
- Unhealthy jealousy in relationships
- What to do when depression enters a relationship
- In relationships, good fences make good neighbours
- Facing divorce? It's possible to have a good ending
- Working with gambling addiction
- Are you an addictive thinker? It's hard work but you can change your thoughts
- Jealousy in relationships: taming the green-eyed monster
- Male, 40 and stuck? That will be a mid-life crisis then...
- Living with addiction? You need support too.....
- Loneliness is not a private affair
- Binge eating? Here's some food for thought...
- How careless talk can trigger emotional eating
- 'Are you listening to me or do you just hear what I say?'
- Addiction: how it damages relationships
- How neediness can affect our self-belief
- Abuse comes in many guises: Let therapy uncover it
- Co-dependent? How therapy can help us act and not react
- Make friends with your inner self
- Self-injury awareness: There is another way
- Learning new habits is different to shedding old ones
- Coming to terms with our past
- This New Year discover what works for you
- This Christmas stay in the adult mode
- How writing your own story can help your emotional pain
- Are our goals still working for us?
- Private practice: the therapist as a good role model
- Writing can help us remember the important stuff
- Relationship counselling: Let's hear it from both parties
- Having a relationship with ourselves and others
- Highly sensitive person and proud of it
- Teenage boys: They need a voice too
- A badge of honour! Who'd have thought it?
- Look out for the hero at work - they may be close by...
- Art and young people: 'How come I feel empty inside?'
I keep myself up to date with developments in the world of counselling through Continuous Professional Development. I also keep myself well informed via social media and other news outlets in relation to therapy and mental well being in general.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer daytime and evening appointments. I offer appointments for Saturday mornings.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor having attained the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision with Derby University. .