I offer face to face and online counselling for children, young people and adults.
I specialise in working with children, adolescents and their families, supporting young people who are struggling with unprocessed feelings and emotional, relational and behavioural difficulties. When a child or young person is struggling with their mental health and emotional wellbeing it can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of a whole family. As a BACP registered counsellor I can help you and/or your child understand the difficulties, find ways to overcome them and gain valuable coping skills for the future.
In addition to talking therapy, I offer creative ways to help self expression such as use of art media, sand play and creative writing.
I offer a free 20 minute initial telephone consultation to discuss how counselling might help you and/or your child and answer any questions you may have about my practice and approach.
You can contact me on 07726923324.
Please leave your name and contact details, together with a brief message, and I will phone you back to discuss your concerns and how I might be able to help.
Or if you would prefer, you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I understand that children and young people often feel nervous about a first appointment. I can meet with you and your child together for the first session, either face to face or online if preferred, and I will make every effort to put your child at ease and ensure that they understand that I am here to help. This first session will usually be for an hour. This will give you the opportunity to tell me about the difficulties, provide any relevant family history or background and discuss what you would like from counselling. Then, if your child is comfortable with it, they can meet with me on their own for some of the time before agreeing a further appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked as a teacher for many years before qualifying as a counsellor in 2016. I trained in an integrative model of counselling, which means I use a number of different therapeutic approaches to respond to the needs of individual clients. In addition to my core practitioner training, I have gained additional training in working with young people and hold a Certificate in Counselling Teenagers from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London. I’ve also completed specialised training with the Online Therapy Institute and hold their credential as a Certified Cyber Therapist for Young People. I work in private practice as well as in a secondary school setting.
I am trained in Safeguarding and hold an up to date DBS Certificate.
Please see my website for more information about my qualifications, practice and what I can offer: www.lynetteosullivancounselling.co.uk
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £40 for a 1 hour session.
Concessions will be considered on an individual basis. I would much rather people receive the timely help they need than cost be barrier to accessing counselling so please speak to me if this is an issue and I will work with you to decide what is manageable and affordable.
Concessions offered for
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, I am currently working remotely offering a combination of email, telephone or online counselling through Zoom.