Lynda Riley MBACP (Accred) BSc Therapeutic Counselling
I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I have over 15 years experience working as a qualified counsellor.
I have worked in varied settings as a counsellor including many GP surgeries throughout the Yorkshire area. More recently I provided specialist Counselling and psychological care for individuals and their families within a Hospice setting. I have experience of working with a wide spectrum of psychological difficulties and a strong interest working with people who are experiencing the psychological impact of change and loss related to both physical and mental illness.
I have extensive training in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic approaches and theories. I am committed to updating my professional and personal development on a regular basis and abide to the Values and Principles of the BACP Ethical Framework.
About the therapy I provide
I believe my role is to work with people in a process of self discovery and understanding. This may relate to many aspects of a persons' life or be triggered by experiences such as loss, change or past-trauma. Sometimes there is a less tangible, but important need to gain more insight in order to be able to live life to its full potential.
It isn’t always an easy task to access counselling or find the right therapist for your needs. At your initial appointment we can discuss how counselling may be helpful to you and if it would be beneficial to make further appointments. I work with each person on an individual basis and the length of therapy will relate to your own unique needs.
Counselling is often considered a talking therapy, however sometimes it can be helpful to use other ways to express emotions and depth of feelings. I have experience of working creatively using creative art materials and methods in a therapeutic way. This can be of great benefit when words are not easily accessible to describe what you are thinking or feeling.
I do have regular working times and fees, however both can sometimes be flexible in specific circumstances.
I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor of Counsellors and Professionals and welcome enquiries.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Therapeutic Counselling
Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Enhanced DBS Certificate
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience and interest in working with the difficulties associated with Palliative Care diagnosis and End of Life needs. Also, with the worries and problems a life limiting or life changing illness may present.
Initial Appointment:- £ 50.00 per one hour
Follow- up Appointment: - £50.00 per one hour
Standard fees can sometimes be flexible in specific circumstances.
My Practice is based at Wellforce Complementary Medicine Service, Sheffield. The rooms are comfortable and accessible and you may also view my details and arrange an appointment directly at www.wellforce.co.uk
I have a current Enhanced DBS Certificate.
Usual available working hours
Flexible between the hours of:-
Tuesday 10.30 am - 8pm
Wednesday 10.30am – 8pm
Thursday 10.30am – 8pm
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client