Lynn Crescens Smith MSc MBACP
In these extraordinary and uncertain times it is important to stay connected and to talk - I am now back working face to face also offering online and phone sessions to support and help clients. I am currently offering lower fees for keyworkers.
Do you sometimes struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, sadness, depression, stress or a lack of confidence? Does it sometimes feel like other people are more sorted than you are? Do you keep repeating the same old patterns? Just want it to stop? Together we can look at where these patterns began by exploring your past experiences and relationships in a safe, non-judgemental environment. It might be that you have a serious problem that you need help with right now .... using time-focussed therapy, tailored to your needs, we can work through that problem and come up with tools and strategies that can help you to find a solution.
I am passionate about personal development, particularly in the awareness and understanding of the relationship between past trauma, repressed emotion, anxiety and depression. I am curious about the mind/body connection as part of my approach and will share that curiosity with you. I can support you in either short-term or long-term therapy to navigate and explore any difficulties you may be facing.
You've taken a big step by even thinking about getting help - I know how difficult just doing that can be. The next step is to make contact and talk through with me how we can work together. I understand that change can be daunting yet something may need to change - I can support and guide you as you negotiate the obstacles that may be causing problems or holding you back.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
- Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (Chichester University)
- Certificate in Time-Focussed Therapy
- Trauma Training
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
An initial appointment is £25, and £45 for following sessions
Concessions are available for keyworkers and people on low income - please ask during our initial call
Concessions offered for
I can currently offer some concessions to key workers as I am working online and by phone.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their ethical framework, receive regular supervision and enhance my learning and skills by attending workshops as part of my continuous professional development.