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Lynn McGill MBACP, Dip. Integrative Humanistic Counselling

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5
07843 488783 07843 488783
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5

About me

During this difficult time and for clients who are distancing or quarantined, I am offering telephone therapy through video and / or phone to all who want to be seen during this time and I would be pleased to support you at this time of uncertainty.

Sometimes life throws challenges in the path of our happiness and we feel 'stuck' and unable to put our finger on the reasons for the unhappiness or to find solutions. I work with adults, teens and couples who are looking for answers and help with issues that matter to them. I also work with divorced and separated couples and their children, supporting them in navigating a new way of life going forward.

I am a passionate people person who offers warmth, empathy and understanding and together we will form a trusting and therapeutic relationship whilst you explore your current situation. As a qualified counsellor dealing with such issues as depression, low self esteem, addiction, self harm, disordered eating, stress and anxiety, intrusive thoughts, trauma, loss and grief, abuse, anger and many other presenting issues, we will work together focusing on your particular needs. Whether the issues you may be facing are current or historic, counselling offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place where together we can explore your situation and gain a deeper understanding of how you can move forward with greater confidence and successfully manage solutions.

Coming to counselling can feel like a big step and if this is the first time you have considered experiencing this time of personal exploration and growth please discuss any concerns you may have.

I have seven years experience as an Integrative Counsellor and my work combines several different counselling approaches depending on the needs of each individual client.

My core theory is the 'Person Centred' approach, in which I believe every individual has the ability to heal and make the right choices for themselves given the right environment and encouragement. I also use elements of  Psychodynamic therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches which helps towards understanding how you became the person you are today, how you relate and communicate in relationships and how you can make changes in your thought process to lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • Introduction to Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Education and Training
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • CPD Working Therapeutically with Couples
  • CPD Narcissists and Their Children - Made Not Born
  • CPD Understanding Psychotropic Medication
  • CPD Working Therapeutically with groups
  • CPD Certificate working Therapeutically with Obesity & Binge Eating Disorder
  • CPD Tavistock working with Inter Parental Conflict
  • Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) and I abide by their ethical framework.

I have worked as a volunteer in agencies including Connexions with young people and vulnerable adults as well as a School Counsellor and a Young Carers Coordinator.

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

I also work with children, young people and adults at Willow Therapy Tring.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

One to one sessions are 1 hour at £50.00.

Couples sessions are 1 hour 30 mins at £85.00 and 1 hour sessions at £65.00.

Concession sessions are available please enquire.

I offer a reduced rate for Counselling Students please enquire.

Further information

I can be contacted via email or by calling 07843 488783 - if calling please leave a brief message, contact details and a suitable time to call you back.

Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5

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

Availability

I can offer daytime & evening appointments Monday to Saturday currently via video and / or phone call

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Lynn McGill MBACP, Dip. Integrative Humanistic Counselling

Lynn McGill MBACP, Dip. Integrative Humanistic Counselling