Lynda Piears - Cypselae Counselling
I have a private practice based in Alton and I offer daytime and evening appointments to anyone over the age of 16. I work with many issues like bereavement and loss, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship issues, suicide and depression to name a few.
I work with the whole person, their experiences, thoughts and feelings. I believe that by offering the right conditions of a safe, trusting, caring, respectful and honest relationship I help to create the right conditions for change and growth.
I work collaboratively with my clients, working together so that one day, each client will feel able to carry-on, on their journey feeling strong, self-aware and able to manage the challenges that will come from living and being in the world. My goal with all my clients is that they will be able to leave me and live their life, which is after all, I believe, the whole purpose of therapy.
I am passionate about the positive effects that counselling can achieve. I believe that as human beings we are all seeking meaningful connections and need to feel valued. In order to achieve this we need to know ourselves, be self-aware and understand what our needs are. By talking to me I can help you to understand your feelings and thoughts so that you can make sense of yourself and your world and find a new way of being.
Through rigorous training and continued professional development I am able to offer a non-judgemental, professional, safe, respectful and confidential service. I welcome diversity and value the uniqueness of each person irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, religion, race or age. I work with people aged from 16 years old.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and follow the guidelines of their ethical framework to ensure that I work in an ethical, professional and safe way.
I am based at Pure Alternative Therapies in Alton which is a lovely quiet, calm and safe space.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and studied for 2 years with Guildford college achieving my NCFE Level 1: Award in Interpersonal Skills, NCFE Level 2: Award in Helping Skills and NCFE Level 3: Award in Counselling Skills and Theory.
I then went onto to study and train as a Humanistic Counsellor with Greenwich University for 2 years to achieve a Foundation degree in Counselling.
Alongside my private practice I am also a volunteer counsellor for a charity based in Guildford, Surrey.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £45 per 50 minute session.
Payment can be made in cash or by bank transfer.
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
I am a 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.