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About me

Hello and welcome, I am qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP.  I am also a hypnotherapist, life coach and offer meditation and mindfulness as a part of my work.

I offer a range of different services in a safe and friendly environment. Here you can take the time that you need to focus on yourself, your needs, what you want to explore, in a gentle safe way and at a pace that is comfortable to you. 

I offer a complimentary Discovery Session, during which we find out what you are wanting to change or make sense of in your life.

We will work together in deciding the way forward and honouring your uniqueness and individuality, by adopting a person centered approach. For some people, there will be the need to look at your past history and resolve those issues before you are able to move forward with your life. And for others, you will only want to work on a solution without going back into the past. Each of these options has its own merits, what is important is that you are in control of the pace and direction that we go in.

I am experienced in working with domestic abuse, bereavement and trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills

Diploma in Life Coaching

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £40 per hour and I offer concessionary rates to those on a low income and discounted rates to students undertaking their Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I appreciate that we do not all work normal hours, if you do not see your availability in my working hours please do not let that stop you from getting in touch as I can be flexible.

Further information

I am located not far from Plymouth City Centre with easy access to the waterfront.  There is plenty of on street free parking in the locality which takes the stress out of finding somewhere to park.

I work with adults and young adults (aged 16 to 18).  I offer face 2 face and online sessions.

I am also able to offer walk and talk sessions, down by the waterfront this dependent on how safe you feel working in this way.

I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS.  I have completed additional training in working online and remotely with clients.

As a registered member of the BACP, I abide by their ethical framework and am committed to regular supervision and continuing professional development.

I am also undertaking Level 5 in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Lynda Almond is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Plymouth, Devon, PL1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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