Lynette Vale MA, PG Dip, MBACP Accred. NCS Accredited Supervisor
I am an experienced counsellor working in central Cheltenham, and offer short term and open ended counselling to individuals and to couples. I trained as a Person Centred Counsellor/Therapist at the University of Strathclyde under the professorship of Dave Mearns, and although I now integrate other counselling models into my practice, the Person Centred principles of counselling continue to form the foundation for my work with clients. I am also a trained EMDR Practitioner.
A Person Centred therapist is trained to offer their client the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. This means that when we work together you will feel truly heard and understood, that our relationship is genuine and honest and that you are not being judged. You will feel safe to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to become confident in your value, thereby living a healthier and more fulfilling existence.
I also supervise other counsellors and have an advanced diploma in Counselling Supervision awarded by the National Counselling Society.
I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their ethics. I am also on the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have also worked as a counselling lecturer at Stroud College and the Central College of Commerce in Glasgow.
I have a particular interest in working with people who are concerned about their relationship with food.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
MA (with merit) Working with people with eating disorders
Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
EMDR Training certified by Richman EMDR Training London
I have a Masters Degree in working with people with eating disorders which I studied for at the Tavistock Clinic in London, and was awarded by the University of East London.
I studied for my Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling at the University of Strathclyde and spent my formative years as a counsellor working in Glasgow. As well as working in mental health projects in deprived areas of the city, I also worked for agencies whose clients are affected by diagnoses of cancer and for the counselling service at the University of Strathclyde. I then worked for the Priory clinic in Glasgow for three years as an individual and group therapist, and lectured in counselling at the College of Commerce.
I have since worked for an organisation in Stroud whose clients present with a range of diagnoses including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, self harming and personality disorders.
I have also undertaken additional training in CBT and in Solution Focused Therapy.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I spent many years working for a large corporate organisation in different roles. This has given me a valuable understanding of work related issues.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Eating Disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS)
Groups - to be discussed
Supervision £45 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have an advanced diploma in counselling supervision accredited by the National Counselling Society, having studied with Kathy Raffles in Taunton.View supervision profile