Lynn Artesse MBACP
Life doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by change.
We can all find life difficult sometimes; we feel stressed, anxious, depressed or generally unhappy. Our thoughts get out of control, become overwhelming, leaving us feeling disconnected, isolated and lonely. In this state of mind, it can be difficult to ask for help, particularly from the people closest to us.
I am a resourceful and optimistic Counsellor and I truly believe that small changes in the way we think can make big differences to the way we feel.
It can be really helpful to talk about your struggles; to hear your thoughts out loud, in private, with a professional; someone who is caring, accepting and responsive without being emotionally involved. It might not be possible to change everything but sometimes small changes in the way we think can make big differences to the way we feel.
As an experienced Counsellor, I have worked with individuals, couples and teenagers. Whatever is troubling you, my aim is to help untangle the knot, decide what changes are possible and clear a path to a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
If you're unsure about the counselling process or making a commitment, I'd be happy to walk you through it either by email or phone as a free consultation, so please don't be nervous about getting in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor. I have worked in various settings: as mental health professional for a charity, as lead counsellor in a large GP practice and student counsellor within primary, secondary and university settings.
Over the years I've gained extensive experience of mental health issues, from children suffering stress and anxiety to eating disorders or dysfunctional family lives. My work with adults covers individuals and couples experiencing relationship difficulties, stress, depression and anxiety. I have experience working with cancer diagnosis and treatment. I have worked with post traumatic stress and all the related issues that accompany it.
I practice mindfulness and offer it to clients either as pre-therapy or as part of a counselling session.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I charge £45 per session for individuals and £60 for couples.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My hours are flexible so we can discuss a mutually convenient time.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|