Lyndsey Smith, MBACP (Accred), M.A, G/DIP, PCEAT Counselling, P/GRAD Supervision
Hi am Lyndsey, welcome to my profile. I'm a warm, friendly experienced professional counsellor, supervisor, workshop facilitator and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and I receive regular individual supervision for my work. I provide a professional counselling service for adults and work in a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental manner.
Counselling sessions are usually weekly or fortnightly for 1 to 1 ½ hours and I am able to see you on a short term or long term basis depending upon your individual needs. My private practice takes place from my unique creative therapy room, see photos below. I am able to offer both daytime and evening appointments.
Working as an experienced accredited counsellor and supervisor for many years my passion lies within Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy. I offer this unique powerful therapeutic approach which allows you to work at deeper levels to express feelings that are often hidden. No creative expertise is necessary to experience therapy in this way. I facilitate the Creative Connection process offering a variety of mixed media such as making marks on paper, miniatures, sand, clay, natural material and using colours, this enables you to explore and express your inner thoughts and feelings in a much deeper way than just by talking therapy alone. It helps you to find and understand yourself accessing your conscious and subconscious awareness. Many clients have found this approach takes them much faster to the roots of their issues and opens up a new world for them. Within the therapeutic space/relationship, we will work together at your pace so that you can explore past or present issues so that over time you may be able to become freer within, heal and make changes.
Training, qualifications & experience
2014: BACP Certificate of Accreditation
2014-2015: Advanced Certificate in Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy Group Work
2011-2012:P/G Certificate in Counselling Supervision with Distinction
2008-2011: M.A in Counselling Studies
2010: M.A Elective in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
2010-2014: Advanced workshop Certificates in Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy
2010: Intermediate Certificate in Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy
2009: Introduction Certificate in Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy
2005-2008: Graduate Diploma in Counselling
2004: Introduction to Counselling
2002: Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA 101)
My qualifications are accredited by the BACP. I studied for 7 years at The University of Chester obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Master’s Degree in Counselling Studies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision. I have trained extensively over the last 8 years in Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy and group workshop facilitation training in Cumbria.
I have 12 years’ experience and worked in a women’s counselling centre in Liverpool, a charity organisation in North Wales providing counselling for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and in a hospice in Warrington counselling patients with life threatening illness and their family members. I have worked in my private practice and facilitating expressive arts therapy workshops over the last three years.
In my private practice, I offer an integrative therapeutic service to individuals with a diverse range of issues. These may be stress, anxiety, phobias, trauma, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, mental health, physical abuse, sexual abuse, relationships difficulties, personal development, fear, anger, women issues, panic disorder, weight issues, attachment, loss, bereavement, divorce, separation, adoption issues and work related issues. The counselling model I use is integrative based on Person-Centred principles. I can work purely Person-Centred or integrate Expressive Arts Therapy, TA (Transactions Analysis) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
Counselling Sessions: £40 per 1 hour, £50 per 1 ½ hours
Supervision Sessions: £40 per 1 hour, £50 per 1 ½ hours
Workshops: £65 per workshop, Students rate £55 per workshop
Payments are due at each session by cash, cheque or beforehand by bank transfer.
To make an appointment either:
Ring: 01928 713909 or 07741487027
If I am unable to answer please leave your name and number clearly and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy
Facilitated by Lyndsey Smith
Alvanley, near Helsby
Time: 9.30 - 3.30 Cost: £65 per workshop, student rate £55 per workshop
All materials and refreshments included. CPD certificate will be issued
Please note the introductory workshop is necessary to attend before the other workshops if you have not done so.
These individual stand-alone workshops are appropriate for counsellors, those in the caring profession or for anyone wishing to experience some personal development, at a deeper level, using Natalie Rogers’ Creative Connection model. The use of a mixture of creative media is at the heart of each workshop and each theme focuses on a different type of media allowing for a deeper experience. No artistic expertise is required, just an open mind, a willingness to play, respecting and acceptance of your own and others emotions.
Individual Workshops: £65, student rate £55
Introduction: Friday 8th March 2019
Spiral of life: Friday 15th March 2019
Love, Hope & Peace: Friday 5th April 2019
Book Early Limited Spaces
TO Book: Contact Lyndsey on 01928 713909, 07741487027
I am also available to come to your place of work or venue so that your team (maximum 14) can experience my workshops either weekdays or weekends. Prices vary depending on distance I would need to travel.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available in the daytime and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training