PSYCHOTHERAPIST, Lynda Woodroffe NW6
0207 624 0412
Are you feeling unable to deal with some issues in your life?
Are you in a personal crisis or feeling stuck? Do you need to talk in confidentiality about a problem?
Is facing your difficulties alone too much to bear? Do you avoid facing them by using alcohol and/or drugs?
Therapy can help you look at your problems and to seek options to help with them. It also helps you to understand yourself better.
I work in different ways according to the issues that arise during the therapy.
This can include working with individuals and couples on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed time period, and I aim to enhance your life and help you live it more fully.
Are your problems interrupting your sleep?
People in crisis often suffer from poor sleep cycles. Is this you? I qualified not only as an integrative therapist, but also as a sleep therapist.
Inadequate sleep seems to be a modern disease. A fast-paced lifestyle, overstimulation, shift work and other interferences can lead to poor sleeping habits and insomnia.
If you suffer from:
you may need help.
Being unable to sleep is detrimental to your physical as well as your mental health. Insomnia will effect your sense of well being, your efficacy at work, your memory, your bodily functions and your relationships.
It is important to feel appropriately energetic throughout the day and to avoid the exhaustion that arises from insomnia.
Sessions about poor sleeping habits will comprise:
*an analysis of your sleeping history
*an explanation of how we get to sleep and what keeps us awake
*recommendations for better sleep habits and 'hygiene'
*use of sleep diaries
*analysis of your sleep diaries
*counselling, if necessary, for addressing your sleep problems
WHO CAN I HELP?
I am qualified to see adult clients over 18.
I welcome couples as well as individuals.
My clients usually come to therapy on the same day and at the same time each week, but I try to be flexible when this is not possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.
CBTi (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Insomnia)
I am qualified to work with both individuals over the age of 18 years.
I started my employed life as a secondary school science teacher in London (PGCE). I have an MA in Science Education and became an educational researcher. In 2007, I retrained to become a psychotherapist/counsellor (MA Psych). I worked for two years in a NHS mental health charitable organisation based in north west London. I have had a private practice in psychotherapy in London for many years. After noting that many, many people suffer from poor sleep, I trained to be a sleep therapist (CBTi).
I have lived in London for most of my life, although not born here, and have worked with people of many different backgrounds, cultures and ages. I have travelled quite a lot, have a mixed family culture and a keen interest in politics and issues outside of psychotherapy. These, I feel, are very useful attributes for my practice and my clients.
My interests are ballet, theatre, cinema, mountain walking, skiing, gardening, art and visiting other countries.
Currently, I hold a position on the editorial board of the online journal, Contemporary Psychotherapy (www.contemporarypsychotherapy.org), for which I have read and edited many psychological texts, and read and assessed texts for publication.
I am also able to offer to proof read and edit other texts.
I work in Kilburn which is well served by public transport.
I am a registered member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have an interest in autism and Asperger's Syndrome (although I am not qualified to offer therapy for people with these conditions).
I am particularly interested in helping people to sleep better.
I can also proof read documents and essays. The fee is 1p per word
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£60 per 50 minute session for an individual.
£80 per session for couples (these will be longer than 50 minutes).
1p per word for proof reading and editing texts and documents.
My practice is accessible to many areas of North London and North West London.
My place of work is in the Kilburn. This is in London, NW6, but NW3, NW8, NW2, NW10, W9 and W10 have good transport links to Kilburn.
These include West Hampstead, Hampstead, Queens Park, Cricklewood, Willesden and Maida Vale.
The closest tube station is Kilburn on the Jubilee line (8 minute walk).
A big benefit is the London Overground which can bring you from far reaches of London to Brondesbury station. This is the closest station to my address (5 minute walk), which serves stations such as West Hampstead, Finchley Road and Hampstead to the east, Richmond, Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush to the west and south-west.
The following buses also travel close to my workplace: 98, 189, 16, 32.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, mornings, days and evenings in Kilburn. No weekends.
Types of client