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Hello and welcome, my name is Lynda I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and CBT therapist. I am a calm, warm and understanding person. I work in private practice from safe and comfortable rooms in Verwood and Broadstone.
During my years of working as a counsellor I have helped many adults and young people aged 16 and over work through emotional and life issues to assist them with making positive changes.
Major life events such as the loss of a loved one, relationship and work difficulties are all experiences we will go through at some point in our lives. You may be feeling unsure or overwhelmed by events or life.
Do you suffer from Anxiety or Depression? Do you have low self esteem? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties? Have you had a Bereavement you are struggling with? Because if so, I can help.
Having Counselling can allow you to talk about the concerns and difficulties which you may not be able to share with others. It can give you the opportunity and space to be listened to without having to worry about being a burden to friends and family.
Coming to Counselling can allow you the ‘me time’ that we often don’t find in our day to day lives.
Counselling can help you to become more resilient and enable you to cope better with life’s stresses and events that can be thrown at us.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client is the key to positive change and with this in mind I aim to offer a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment for counselling sessions.
Through our work together I can assist you with finding the tools to help you help yourself with issues you are experiencing to enable you to move forward and feel happier.
You may have been thinking about going to counselling for some time but have been feeling unsure about whether you are ready to take that first step. I respect this and am always happy to take enquiries so you can find out a bit more before you make a decision about whether working with me is right for you.
To help with getting started I offer a free no obligation 30 minute initial appointment, where we would meet, take some details and discuss what you would like to achieve from our sessions.
To take this first step towards making a positive change, please contact me by email, text or telephone. If I am unable to answer please leave me a message and I will contact you within 24 hours.
I work face to face from a comfortable private practice in Verwood, and a private therapy room in Broadstone. We can also work online via Zoom or Whatsapp if you would prefer. I offer daytime, evening and Saturday morning appointments to help fit around your existing commitments.
Please get in touch to find out more or if you would like to book an initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapeutic Skills and Theory CBT - L5 (CPCAB) -
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling TC - L4 (CPCAB). -
- Certificate in counselling studies (CPCAB)
- Certificate in counselling skills (CPCAB)
- Awareness in Bereavement Care. : The Foundation Course. Cruse Bereavement Care
- Complicated Grief : Cruse Bereavement Care
- Gambling Awareness Training. : (Gamcare)
- Understanding Anxiety and Depression
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Mindfulness Course, (Dorset Mindfulness Centre)
- I am committed to ongoing training and CPD
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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).
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 - £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I know that one of the issues that can put you off looking for counselling is the cost, and with this in mind I try to ensure my fees match your income and offer what concessions I can. I charge £40 per session and always offer concessions to students.
Your first session, the consultation where we meet and take some details will be of no charge.
When I work
I have early morning, daytime and evening appointments available most days.