Lynn Armstrong

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Counsellor (FDa) & IASTI Certified Solution Focused Practitioner
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

Gosforth NE3 & Prudhoe NE42
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No current availability

This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

Are you finding life difficult or stressful? Are you feeling unhappy, mixed up or stuck?  Maybe you are not even sure what is troubling you or what you need. You feel things need to change but it’s hard to know where to begin.

I will work with you to explore your concerns without judging or criticising. I will listen to your individual and very personal concerns with the aim of understanding your situation and helping you to find peace of mind.

Taking that first step to meet a counsellor requires courage; I understand this and aim to make it as easy as possible.

You do not need a Doctors referral - just get in contact directly to make an arrangement for an initial appointment.

In the counselling sessions you can explore various aspects of your life and feelings, talking about them in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. Bottled up feelings of anger, anxiety, grief, guilt and embarrassment can become very intense and overwhelming. Counselling offers an opportunity to identify and explore your feelings, allowing better understanding and correction if required.

I work as part of a group of integrative counsellors (ALL Counselling) offering friendly, confidential, face to face counselling. We are all passionate about helping people to achieve their goals and to live happier and more fulfilling lives.  We can offer you one-to-one counselling time in a safe, confidential setting where you can explore your feelings, your choices and priorities. We will respect your personal needs as you explore the issues you are facing. This will be achieved at your pace.

Through ALL Counselling I can offer counselling in Gosforth and Prudhoe. Sessions are normally weekly to begin with and we can have an informal initial meeting so that you can decide if counselling is right for you.

If I cannot see you at a time to suit you, or if you feel that your issue falls into the specialist area of one of my colleagues, then I may suggest that you see one of my counselling partners instead of me. The choice to avail of this option is, of course, completely under your control.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor to Foundation Degree level.

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work to their Code of Ethics.

While at college I met my counselling partner Ann Attwood. After college we set up a partnership, ALL Counselling to provide a strong team for our clients. We have each completed a variety of other training courses to help us help you e.g. Domestic Abuse Awareness and Training, Group Facilitation, Trauma, Cruse - Awareness in Bereavement Care, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy.

Working in conjunction with others allows me to provide more sessions at times to suit you, in a variety of locations.

My special interest is in bereavement and living with life limiting illness. My counselling partner Ann specialises in relationships and is where she has focused her extra training.

We've both worked in GP practices and elsewhere gaining a wide breath of experience.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £50.00 for appointments between 9am and 5pm and £55 for evenings and weekends.

Further information

I work with a wide range of issues and my practice is inclusive of LGBT clients.

The Grainger Suite, Dobson House, Regent Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 3PF

The Spetchells, 58 Front Street, Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42 5AA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Lynn Armstrong
Lynn Armstrong