Lynda Riley MBACP (Accred) BSc Therapeutic Counselling
At this current time I have available online or telephone appointments. I can usually offer prompt appointments within a week of your initial contact with me.
I'm aware it isn't always an easy task when searching for a therapist or to make the first initial contact. I hope the following information is helpful and you would be very welcome to contact me for more information if needed.
I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I have over 16 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.
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.
I understand 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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Please note; At this current time I am only able to provide online or telephone appointments
If you would like to arrange an appointment or discuss further, please message me via the link on this profile page and I will contact you as soon as possible. I can usually offer you an appointment within a few days of receiving your message.
My Practice was based at the Wellforce Clinic which is currently closed. However, you can still view my details at www.wellforce.co.uk. You can also email me at email@example.com or leave a telephone message on 07866332756. Messages will be then be forwarded to me. (Please be aware messages sent via Wellforce may not reach me immediately)
I am also a BUPA registered therapist and can provide therapy through the BUPA Health Insurance Scheme.
I have a current Enhanced DBS Certificate.
Usual available working hours
Flexible between the hours of:-
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am – 7pm
Thursday 10am – 7pm