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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
  • work/life balance
  • journaling
  • self expression through creativity eg art, writing

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

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 and Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching.

I have also attained the Diploma in Creative Therapeutic Journaling

Experience

- 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

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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Fees

£30.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information




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 am now offering face to face (COVID-19 compliant) as well as remote therapy sessions.

I am continuing to offer a FREE consultation with no obligation - please contact me on 07854842927.  




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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer face to face and online working,  first appt 10-11,  last appt is 5-6.

I offer online evening sessions from 7-8 pm

However, I am flexible!

Further information

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.

Published articles

Walsall
Staffordshire
WS6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

One step entry. Alternatively I can offer telephone counselling, Skype/Zoom or email support, Whatsapp/video, support in between sessions

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

As a supervisor I offer support/guidance during and in between sessions, inviting supervisees to 'bring themselves' to the supervisory process.

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Lyn Reed, MA,MBACP(reg),Pro.Adv.Dip.PC, Pgd.Cert in Clinical Supervision

Lyn Reed, MA,MBACP(reg),Pro.Adv.Dip.PC, Pgd.Cert in Clinical Supervision