Lyn Reed

Lyn Reed

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About me

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::

  • relationships
  • anxiety
  • self-defeating beliefs
  • managing chronic health
  • stress in the workplace
  • life changes
  • low self esteem and confidence issues
  • addictions
  • loss and bereavement
  • abuse
  • emotional well-being
  • weight loss
  • work/life balance
  • journaling
  • self expression through creativity eg art, writing

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience


I trained  as an integrative counselling practitioner which means I draw upon a wide range of therapeutic techniques as part of my professional practice. I have attained the Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling & Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.

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 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 enabling and 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.

- I have worked as a residential social worker supporting adolescents to live independently within the community.

- 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 encouraged 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.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

More and more people are living with a long term health condition (or more than one), whether it be physical or psychological. Living with such restrictions can severely affect our emotional well being.

Being a carer for or living with a loved one with a health condition can be very challenging at times. People who find themselves in this position often need emotional support too. Coping with loss, guilt and change can often be helped through therapy.

This is an area in which I have both personal experience and a special interest.

Working as a tutor on the Expert Patient Programme showed me how much progress people with chronic health conditions can make over a relatively short period of time. Some had virtually 'given up' on life. I saw considerable change. Self esteem and self confidence often improves, depression lifts and anxious thoughts about the future become more manageable. Relationships with significant others often improve. Feeling assertive when one is feeling poorly can seem nigh on impossible at times - but in my opinion, it is all part of our recovery.

Working to improve our own emotional well being I believe can go a long way to improving our physical well being, too - whatever our age.

Photos & videos

  • The Mask of Bowie
  • Meeting of Minds
  • Lyn's Creative Therapy Room
  • A Patchwork of Emotions
  • Meeting Minds Art Collage
  • We have one life....


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.

Published articles

Further information

I keep myself up to date with developments in the world of counselling through Continuous Professional Development. These include:

Creating an on line presence for therapists
Understanding addictions,
Confidentiality, Data Sharing and Counselling,
Dealing with Bereavement and Loss,
Managing Chronic Health Conditions and Change for Life
The Importance of Art In therapy

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

Walsall, WS6

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I offer daytime and evening appointments. I offer appointments for Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a qualified supervisor having attained the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision with Derby University. .

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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