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Hi, my name is Lynda and I have masters (MSc) in Counselling and have a successful counselling practice in Broughty Ferry. I also have an MA Hons Degree in English, my passion for stories on the page also have become a passion for individuals who each have their own unique story.
Counselling is 50 minutes of time for you, to be heard, supported and understood. Together we can explore problems from the past, anxieties for the future and how these issues are affecting the present. You may have a specific problem or dilemma that is all about now but whatever you bring, can be explored together in a non-judgemental, empathetic and kind way. I am pluralistically trained which means I can offer many different ways of working but ultimately you will choose what feels right to you. Counselling isn't something that happens to you but is a journey we engage in together. There is only one expert in the room... YOU.
I can answer any questions you may have by phone, text, email or you can send me a message.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Counselling
- MA Honours English Literature
- CPD Certificate - Pluralism Navigating Change in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - 80 hours
- Gender based violence Focus Group
- Working with depression - Transactional Analysis Workshop
- A Pluralistic Approach to Therapy - Mick Cooper
- Preparing to work with shame
- Exploring Beliefs, Values and Attitudes in Personal Development
- Supporting Young People to Break the Cycle of Self-Harm
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Initial Consultation - Telephone/Online:
Our initial consultation will last 30 minutes and is free of charge.
Face to Face Counselling:
Our counselling session will last 50 minutes and will normally take place on a weekly basis. An individual session costs £40.00.
An Online/Video counselling session will also last 50 minutes and will, again, usually take place on a weekly basis. Each session costs £40.00
Payments are due on the day of the therapy appointment. Cash, cheque or BACS are all welcome.
When I work
I currently offer the following counselling sessions Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
If this is unsuitable then please contact me and we will try and make alternate arrangements.
Please note that in the interest of client confidentiality I will not return calls unless you leave me a message. If you are not comfortable leaving a voicemail then please feel free to text or email me.