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Lynn Bannister BSc(hons) (MBACP)

About me

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

Qualifications:

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

Experience:

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)
  • Carers.
  • Loss and Bereavement.
  • Supporting Young Adults
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Loss of Purpose (new parents, empty nest, retirement, change of career)
  • Fertility

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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).
Carers
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)
Fertility Issues

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Counselling: £45 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 young adults and those on low income.

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

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.

Transport:

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

Hampton
Middlesex
TW12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

1 step at the front door

Availability

Appointments available: Monday - Saturday daytime & evening, Saturday morning only. Other days and times may be available on request.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
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