Lynn Palethorpe

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Certified IFS Therapist, IFS Supervisor, Counsellor, Trainer
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Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I’m a Certified IFS Therapist, Counsellor and Clinical and IFS Supervisor. I work online or by phone. Alongside my private practice I’m a Counselling Lecturer and Program Assistant on IFS trainings.

IFS Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy which offers an enlightening insight into our inner world. This effective, gentle approach brings hope and the possibility of transformation and lasting change.

IFS therapy assumes that we have multiple ‘parts’ inside, which have different roles, such as an inner critic, perfectionist, procrastinator and people pleaser. These parts, or protectors, have our best interests at heart and are often hardworking, however, they can be the cause of the problems that bring us to therapy. We also have a calm, compassionate Self inside, which some might call higher self or inner wisdom. From this open-hearted space, we can connect and build relationship with our parts, helping them to release any burdens, such as beliefs or feelings they took on in the past. You determine what is brought to the session and we move along at your pace. Over time, you come to see what these parts have been protecting, exiled wounded parts, who are stuck in the past. In IFS therapy, these parts can be retrieved and healed, bringing harmony and balance to your inner world.

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IFS sessions are an hour long. They can be weekly or less often. Depending on your needs, our work together can be short or longer term. I work during ‘normal’ working hours on weekdays. I will send you a working agreement prior to your first session, which clarifies how we will work together.  

IFS Supervision
I’m a clinical supervisor, trained in IFS supervision. I offer individual and group supervision for IFS and IFS-informed therapists and practitioners. Please contact me to discuss your supervisory needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip Couns, BA (Hons)

IFS (Internal Family Systems) Level 1, 2 & 3; approved as a Certified IFS therapist; Program Assistant on IFS trainings

Prof Cert Supervision; Cert IFS Supervision

Accredited Member National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society, MNCPS (Accred)

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£70.00 - £100.00

Additional information

I have a sliding scale rate of £70 - £100 per hour. Clients and supervisees are invited to select a rate that feels appropriate for them/their situation.

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Client feedback

When I started seeing Lynn, I struggled deeply with anxiety/ self-esteem issues that made every day life incredibly overwhelming. I felt so unbelievably trapped and unhappy, and I had no idea how to help myself. Lynn honestly changed my life. Throughout our time together, she was always incredibly warm and kind and allowed me to feel safe in opening up. She helped me understand myself in so many ways. Through her support, I was finally able to see myself differently and be able to love myself so that I could make the necessary changes. I finally feel like me, and I will forever be eternally grateful. Thank you Lynn.   

Absolutely changed my life. Each week Lynn would listen without judgement and over the months, with her guidance, we were able to peel back each layer of my life helping me find clarity. I can have the life I deserve, reaching out was the best gift I gave to myself. I’m now mentally stronger than I have ever been, I know my worth and have regained my power. I will forever be grateful to Lynn for allowing me the time, space and the reassurance to speak openly because I can now finally say … I’m free.

I have had phone counselling with Lynn and she is able to convey all her kindness, brightness and warmth in every session. She created the perfect environment and safe space for me to explore grief and loss. She helped me to explore my feelings and guided me through my thoughts, offering a different perspective of what I knew before. I am so pleased I met Lynn, thanks to her I have a much better understanding of myself and the world around me.

IFS therapy has helped me to understand my thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and be able to relate to them in a more kind and compassionate way. As a result, I now feel more confident and in-control and have naturally started to make positive changes in my life. Lynn has a warm, caring and non-judgemental approach that helped me feel safe to explore my thoughts and feelings (known as ‘parts’ in IFS). I am forever grateful for her patience, support and gentle guidance.

I approached Lynn when I was entering a very difficult period in both my work and private life and it was one of the best decisions I have made. Lynn is very warm which helped assure me that I was in safe hands. This in turn helped me to quickly open up and talk through the problems. Over the course of the next few months I looked forward to our weekly calls to offload the latest developments relating to the issues I was going through, and to work through them together. As a result, I feel that I am now able to deal with difficult situations and periods of stress more effectively by applying the coping strategies developed over the course of the sessions. I whole-heartedly recommend Lynn as an empathetic, pragmatic and kind counsellor.

I was finding it difficult to cope with distressing issues in my life. You helped me to look at things in a different, positive way giving me a new way of ‘being'. I can't thank you enough, life is so different now.

You have truly helped me through one of the toughest times of my life…

I view things very differently now. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and know where I’m heading. I didn’t think this would be possible.

Making time for me was unheard of. I’ve found myself. I’ve finally made some decisions and feel so much calmer. I’ll be forever grateful for your wise insights and support.

Your support has been key to me finding a way forward, when I couldn’t see a future, when I had completely lost sight of the path. From the moment I met you I was comfortable, at ease. You ‘got me’, instantly and meaningfully. I could open up to you straight away and tell you where I was at. Your questions were natural and you were comfortable with what I had to say.

Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6

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Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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I’m a Clinical and IFS Supervisor, trained in IFS supervision. I offer online supervision for individuals and groups and support IFS practice groups.

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Lynn Palethorpe
Lynn Palethorpe