Lynda Piears

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Cypselae Counselling FdSc, MNCS (Accred)
Available for new clients
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Alton, Hampshire, GU34
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and work from my private practice in Alton near the town centre.

I work using an integrative and holistic approach, working with my clients’ experiences, feelings, emotions, and thoughts, offering a space where you can feel safe to explore your feelings and any issues that are troubling you and causing pain. I believe that by offering the right conditions of a comfortable, safe, trusting, caring, respectful relationship this helps to create the right conditions for the desired change and growth.

I offer therapy to individuals, couples and families that maybe experiencing difficulties in their life that may include bereavement, loss, grief, depression, abuse, trauma, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship difficulties, parenting and communication difficulties.

I offer a free 20 minute phone call for an initial discussion so that you can see if you feel we might work well together. Please contact me either by phone, text, or email to make an appointment.

As a qualified therapist I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Service (NCS), I work to the ethical standards of the NCS to ensure a professional, ethical and confidential service to all my clients. I am fully insured and registered with the Information Commissioners Office and am compliant with data protection and GDPR regulations.

How Counselling can help

It can feel like you are alone when trying to deal with your problems so I can help you by working together where we explore your thoughts, feelings, experiences and relationships so that you can speak your truth and find the solutions, which will provide an opportunity for personal insight, growth and change, without the worry that you may have about talking to friends or family about your problems. I am passionate about the positive effects that talking to counsellor can have, who is there just for you, and I understand how difficult it is to take the first step in contacting someone like me to ask for help. I think it is hugely brave to do so. 

What to expect in your first session

I understand that you may feel anxious about our first meeting. I will send an email to confirm our first session and will include the details of how to find me, where to park, our working agreement and my data privacy policy so that you can familiarise yourself with these details before your first session.

First sessions will generally start with some paperwork, where I will run through our working agreement, and I will gather some details from you for my records. I will then turn to the reason for your appointment where I will invite you to bring whatever you wish to start with, and we can go from there. 

I offer flexible daytime and evening appointments to individuals over the age of 16 and I also work with couples and families I am also a clinical supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdSc in Counselling

Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision including Online & Telephone Working

Couples and Family Therapy Diploma

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 

NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

NCFE Level 2 Award in Helping Skills

NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills

I have continued professional development on a regular basis covering various interests of specialism in bereavement, complex grief, suicide, abuse, attachment issues, body image issues, disorganised eating, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family systems and communication issues.

My experience includes working with two charities offering affordable short and long term counselling in Eastleigh and Guildford before I set up in private practice.  

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£55.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fees are £55 per 50 minute session for individuals therapy and £80 for Couples and Family therapy

Payment can be made by card, ApplePay and GooglePay during the session or by bank transfer before the session.

I have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime & evening sessions Mon - Fri

In person (face to face), online via Zoom & phone sessions available

Further information

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and abide by their Ethical Framework to ensure a professional, confidential service which is an essential safeguarding tool for all my clients. I attend regular supervision and CPD courses and workshops.

Alton, Hampshire, GU34

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

I’m a qualified Humanistic integrative supervisor, with particular interest of working with newly qualified counsellors.

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Lynda Piears
Lynda Piears