Lynda O'Connor MBACP Person Centred Counsellor.
Welcome and thank you for viewing my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
There are so many reasons why most of us, at some time in our lives’ feel low, lost and in need of support. Sometimes we get to the point where we can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel and this is where I believe counselling can make a difference.
I believe intuitively, we know what we need, but sometimes we find it difficult to be guided by our inner voice. I will work with you therapeutically to help you rediscover what it is you need, to find a way forward and feel safe to explore the changes and decisions that are right for you.
I have worked with many different clients experiencing a wide range of issues including loss, bereavement, depression, anxiety, abuse, low self-esteem and relationship problems but have knowledge and experience in many areas.
I have a specialist interest in working with the effects of loss, which is something we all experience at some point in our lives; be it the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of fertility etc. Loss can be a life shattering experience and have a profound effect on our emotional-well-being, leaving us feeling alone, depressed, disorientated and empty.
I have always had a passion for working with people and have 25 years’ experience of working in the caring professions and I am truly humbled to have worked with a diverse client group of adults and young people.
I work in a gentle, empathic way with my clients, offering a safe, warm and confidential environment, where you can leave the world and its judgements at the door and just be you.
What to expect in the first session..
I appreciate how difficult it can be to take that first step into exploring therapy so during the first session together, we will look at your needs and expectations and what you would like to achieve from counselling.
If you are unsure if counselling is right for you at this moment in time and would like to talk this through, or would just like to book an appointment please contact me on 07795 360772.
If I am with a client please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in psychotherapeutic Counselling
Agency Counsellor working with adults
Sessional Counsellor working with young people
Bereavement Counsellor in a Hospice setting
Experience of working/counselling Autistic people.
Numerous short and long term training courses for working with a wide range of issues, eg Bereavement and loss, suicide and euthanasia, miscarriage, eating issues, domestic violence, post traumatic stress and many more...
I also provide therapy to trainee counsellors.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees: £40 per session
I also offer reduced rates for students and anyone on a low income, although these are subject to availability. Please contact me for more information.
How I deliver therapy:
Long-term face-to-face work
Short-term face-to-face work