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Lynn Findlay (MBACP/ MNCS-Accred)

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 1TB
07714459876 07714459876 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello, I’m Lynn and I offer short and long term counselling to adults and young people.  My aim as your counsellor is to provide a warm, confidential space for you to explore what you are experiencing. I work collaboratively with you at your pace, with compassion and acceptance, in your context, with past, present or future concerns.

People have counselling for many reasons, such as experiencing anxiety or depression, bereavement, stress, loss and changes in relationships or wanting to feel different about life as a whole. I work with you as an individual and provide a confidential and non-judgemental therapy space to support you make your own choices, find solutions or have your voice heard.

How can counselling help me? I provide you with a place to talk freely with focus on you. I aim to build a relationship where you will be heard, accepted and respected, to help you make the changes you want in life. I believe that therapy, and life, is about pacing: sometimes we move fast, other times we need to slow down and sometimes we need to press pause on what is happening around us.  I will explore with you living your life at the pace which feels right for you.

Can you help me? I have experience of working with: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Grief, Loss and Bereavement, Relationship issues, Identity,  Domestic abuse, Childhood /adult trauma and abuse, Self-esteem and self-confidence, Work related issues.

What is the best way to get in touch with you? It can be difficult to make that first contact with a counsellor. I welcome contact by phone, email or direct message, or via my social media accounts, whichever feels most comfortable for you. Any questions or queries are welcomed and I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

  • Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Academy SPACE Sheffield 2019)
  • MA in Professional Practice with Children and Families (2011)
  • Diploma in Social Work/ MA in Social Work (1999)
  • Bsc (Hons) Psychology (1995)

I have accredited registrant membership with the NCS (MNCS- Accred) and I am a registered member of BACP (MBACP). I hold an enhanced DBS clearance.

Further training and CPD: I have undertaken further training this year in:

  • Safeguarding Adults and Children - Level 3 multi-agency training.
  • Domestic Abuse training.
  • Managing and Safeguarding Risk Online and through Digital Media.
  • Working with Traumatic Grief and Loss.
  • Emotion Focused Therapy Techniques.

Experience: I have previously worked in a trauma and abuse service, offering trauma-informed therapy to men and women who have experienced abuse at some point in their lives. I have also worked in the NHS in workplace counselling and IAPT services, which focus on mental health, anxiety, depression and low mood.

Background:  My background is in social work and I have over 20 years experience working with children and their families. I maintain registration with Social Work England and offer independent social work services and supervision, alongside my counselling work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Sessions are from £40. Each session is 50 minutes.

I have a limited number of online sessions for concessions which I can offer at a reduced fee of £30

What can help me decide if you are the right counsellor for me? It can be difficult chosing a counsellor and you may want to speak with a few counsellors before deciding. I offer a free phone session to give us the opportunity to decide if we would like to work together, and ask any further questions, before any financial commitment is made.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Can I see you face to face at the moment? Yes, I have a limited number of face to face sessions available at the Sheffield Wellness Centre. These are subject to current covid19 government guidance for therapy services.

Do you work with under 18's? Yes, if you are a parent or legal carer looking for counselling for a young person under 18, please get in touch with me.

What will happen in our first session?  At our first session we can spend time getting to know each other and explore your hopes, expectations and worries, and any goals you have, as well as how we will work together in the sessions. I aim to put you at ease and offer warmth and acceptance. It will be at your pace what you wish to share in the first session.

Sheffield Wellness Centre
635A Abbeydale Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7 1TB

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 Unspecified

Availability

I have daytime and evening sessions available

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Social

Lynn Findlay  (MBACP/ MNCS-Accred)

Lynn Findlay (MBACP/ MNCS-Accred)