Lynda Scott-Noble MBACP, DipHE, BSc.
Sometimes life can be hard. We can feel anxious, depressed, confused or alone. We may struggle to find happiness in ourselves, and our relationships with others. We may be trying to come to terms with loss or abuse. There may be things from the past that still trouble us, and it might not be easy to discuss our problems with friends or family.
It can be a relief to talk in confidence with someone who will truly listen and see things from our own point of view. Someone who can help us make sense of our feelings and work with us at our own pace towards finding solutions.
I will provide you with a safe and supportive space in which you are free to be yourself, without the worry of being judged or criticised. A space in which you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you, and explore ways in which you can begin to lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
As a counsellor, I believe that building a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship with my client provides the catalyst for positive change. Being integrative means that I am able to blend together different therapeutic approaches, enabling me to work creatively with you as an individual with your own unique needs.
I am trained in the clinical use of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques, which allow you to catch negative thought patterns that can tip you into a downward spiral, and help to put you back in control of your life.
I also use EFT (tapping) which is a relaxation technique that can decrease anxiety, increase mind-body awareness, and foster cognitive shifts. It has been shown to reduce stress, adrenaline and cortisol levels, clearing the emotional charge of thoughts and feelings.
Short-term and long-term therapy can be provided depending on your requirements. Regular reviews will be built into our sessions to enable us to clarify your needs and work towards your therapeutic goals.
I offer a free, no obligation 30 minute consultation. This will provide you with the opportunity to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you, as well as allowing me to understand your reasons for seeking counselling. This session can be held over the phone if you wish.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and practice in accordance with their Code of Ethics (www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework). The BACP's register of counsellors and psychotherapists is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
People come to me with a wide range of emotional, relationship and mental health issues. Alongside my private practice, I work as a counsellor at Harrogate College where I support staff and students of all ages and social/cultural backgrounds. I have also undertaken bereavement & loss counselling training with Bradford Bereavement Support.
In the past, I have facilitated creative design workshops with children, young people, asylum seekers and various other community groups, around sexual and mental health awareness, bullying, identity and self-esteem. I have also volunteered with Leeds City Council as a harm reduction worker, providing information, advice and support to young people and adults regarding recreational substance use.
Before my career as a counsellor I worked as a graphic designer in various marketing/advertising agencies.
I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate, and full Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.
BSc Degree in Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Beckett University
HE Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Beckett University
Levels 2 & 3 Person-Centred Counselling Skills & Studies - CPCAB
Bereavement and Loss Training - Bradford Bereavement Support
Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals - York MBSR
AAMET Level 2 EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Rape Crisis Awareness Training
NYCC Safeguarding Children & Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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£45 per 50 minute session.
Free, no obligation initial 30 minute consultation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday and Friday appointments available from 8am - 4pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|