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Registered Counsellor MBACP

About me

I offer face to face and online counselling for children, young people and adults.

I specialise in supporting children & adolescents 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 your child understand the difficulties, find ways to overcome them and gain valuable coping skills for the future.

I also provide specialist counselling for anyone affected by miscarriage, poor pregnancy diagnosis, stillbirth, neonatal loss and antenatal anxiety following previous loss.

In addition to talking therapy, I offer creative ways to help self expression such as use of art media, sand play and creative writing.

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: info@lynetteosullivancounselling.co.uk

Counselling for children & young people:

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 worked as a school counsellor for a number of years before setting up my private practice.

I am also an approved counsellor for the pregnancy & baby loss charity Petals.

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

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.

When I work

I offer daytime or evening appointments.

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom