Lynda Thorley BSc MNCS ProfAccred
Open for face to face appointments with every effort made to ensure best practice, please see https://lyndathorleycounselling.co.uk/coronavirus-precautions/ Online and telephone counselling sessions are also available if you would prefer to work this way.
Hi, my name is Lynda. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor (MNCS ProfAccred) providing one to one counselling sessions for adults, couples and children aged 9 and over. I am based in Crewe, Cheshire and my counselling room provides a space where you can feel safe, comfortable and welcome.
Counselling can help in many ways. Life can feel overwhelming at times and you may be finding it difficult to find a clear way through your problems and worries. Although friends and family can try to help it can sometimes be difficult to be open and honest about how you are really feeling with those closest to you.
Counselling provides a confidential space where you can talk freely and openly without fear or defences and I offer a warm, accepting, non-judgemental relationship where you can be truly heard. I do not offer advice or direction, but travel alongside you and support you on your journey to find the solutions that fit you as an individual. In working together, we can make sense of your past and present helping you to move forward with clarity and new insights towards a positive outcome. Counselling can help you explore your worries objectively and can help build self-acceptance, self-esteem and confidence. Please take a look at my website where you will find some useful information about what to expect and how to book a session. https://lyndathorleycounselling.co.uk/what-to-expect/
Please call with any queries and I will try to help. Online and telephone counselling is available and for face to face appointments there is space available to park.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications- BSc (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling. The University of Derby.
Further Training Courses in- Mental Health Awareness, Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders, Understanding Grief and Loss, Depression, Equality and Diversity, Responding to conflict/aggression, A life worth living-suicide prevention, Working with Asperger’s Syndrome, Suicidal Clients, Understanding and Managing Stress, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, MindEd Counselling Children Certificates, Psychology of Addiction, Phobia Masterclass, Managing Guilt in Counselling, Gender Identity, Working at relational depth, Pet Bereavement, Couples Counselling, DID, Rape and Sexual Assault and Rewind Therapy.
I am a member of the National Counselling Society holding professional accredited status (MNCS ProfAccred). I have a full disclosure and barring service check (DBS) and up to date safeguarding certificates for children and vulnerable adults.
Aside from my private practice, I work as a school counsellor at a local high school counselling 11 to 16-year-olds and as an adult counsellor for a domestic abuse charity. Prior experience includes working for a well-known national mental health charity (MIND) as a counsellor working with a wide variety of ages and presenting problems and training delivery of mental health and suicide awareness courses.
When working with children I seek to adapt counselling sessions to each child’s age and individuality, working creatively with drawing, crafts and imaginative items to help aid self-expression and exploration. Working in this way helps to establish a trusting relationship where it feels safe to talk. I have experience of counselling children with varied emotional needs, from ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders to those suffering from anxiety, depression, family breakdown, bereavement, bullying, self-harm, gender and sexuality issues, low self-worth and anger problems. I am happy to work creatively with adults if you would like to work this way.
Issues I work with include but are not limited to
- Low self-esteem
- Bereavement and loss
- Pet Bereavement
- Low self-confidence
- Family issues
- Suicidal thoughts
- Living with an addict (co-dependency)
- Aspergers and autistic spectrum disorders including partners and families of.
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
The decision to enter therapy can be a daunting one. When you make contact, If it feels helpful to you, we can have a brief chat and I can answer any questions you may have. If you choose to make an appointment we can discuss a suitable time slot. Sessions are 1 hour in duration and available in the daytime, evenings and weekends. After our first session, you can decide if you wish to book further sessions. Please take a look at the 'what to expect' page on my website for further information.
Individual counselling 1 hour £35. Couples 1-hour session £40 or 1 1/2 hour session £50. EAP’s first session £45, subsequent sessions £40 per hour.
To be paid either before the appointment or on the day by cash or bank transfer.
24 hours notice is required for any cancellations.