Lynn Bannister BSc(hons) (MBACP)
We will all go through various transitions in our lifetime, this can take many forms, for example... The break up of a relationship, becoming a new parent, empty nest, retirement, a new career, moving to a new school/university or personal loss.
More recently, many of us will have struggled with the changes that have happened as a result of the challenges and uncertainty caused by the recent Covid-19 Pandemic.
Whatever your transition, sometimes it will be manageable and other times it will bring huge challenges. It can cause deep emotions, negative thoughts, unwanted behaviours & physical symptoms. We can feel lost, without purpose or meaning, we can become anxious and stressed.
Counselling can provide an opportunity to explore the difficulties being faced, it can allow time for self reflection. This can support you to deal with the transition you are going through and help you manage the issues that are arising from it.
My role will not be to advice or tell you what to do, my role will be to facilitate your growth, development and enable self discovery. We will work in partnership to explore what is affecting you and how this is impacting you day to day, we will then start to build mechanisms and resilience to help you move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Integrative Counselling BSc(hons) Degree
Life Coaching Diploma Level 4 CPCAB
Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Continued Professional Development:
- Using Play Therapy Skills
- Using CBT in End of Life Care.
- Using Mindfulness Techniques in Counselling
- Helping Young People Before and After the Death of a Significant Adult
- Working with Suicidal Thoughts
- Responding to self Harm in Children and Adolescents.
- Advanced Safeguarding Children and Adults
- Working with Grief and Loss in Children and Adults.
- Working with Trauma
- Working with Clients with Asperger Syndrome.
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Diversity and Equality
I have a wealth of experience in working with......
- Mental Health (presently working for Mind)
- Cancer Patients and families (7yrs working as a Macmillan Professional)
- Sexuality and Body Image
- Self Harm
- Palliative Care Patients and Families (18 years working with the NHS and local Hospices)
- Loss and Bereavement.
- Supporting Young Adults
- Asperger Syndrome
- Loss of Purpose (new parents, empty nest, retirement, change of career)
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cancer Patients (7 years as a Macmillan Information and Support Service Manager)
Sexuality and Body image due to surgery
Palliative Care Patients and Families (18 years working with the NHS and local Hospice).
Loss and Bereaved
Supporting young adults
Mental Health issues
Young Adults and Adults with Asperger Syndrome.
Loss of Purpose (new parents, empty nest, retirement, change of career etc)
Concessions offered for
Counselling: £45-£55 per session
Approximately 8-12 sessions for short term work and up to 12 months+ for long term work. This is just a guide, we will review the work on an individual basis.
Please feel free to discuss concessions for children and young adults, low income and trainee counsellors.
Appointments available: Monday - Saturday daytime & evening, Saturday morning only. Other days and times may be available on request.
Please feel free to drop me an email if you wish to discuss anything further or if you wish to arrange a suitable time for me to call you.
Apologies in advance if you call when I am with a client, my phone will go to voicemail, please leave a message and I will call you back. I look forward to hearing from you.
By car: plenty of free street parking in the local area.
By Bus: 111 from Kingston to Hounslow, R70 from Richmond, 216 from Staines to Kingston
By Train: Waterloo to Hampton