Lynne Ball ~ Counsellor & Registered BACP Member
Hello, my name is Lynne and I am a professionally qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Taking your first step towards seeing a counsellor takes courage and I hope you find what you need either here or elsewhere.
You may be feeling overwhelmed about life right now, we are all reacting in such different ways. You could be anxious, depressed or having relationship problems; perhaps this was already the case before Lockdown and things have become even more difficult for you. Not knowing what is wrong is okay too, it could be a feeling you have that things aren’t quite right. Whatever has brought you to this point it’s where you go from here that matters. Together we can talk about what you would like to be different and how I can support you in getting there.
I like to think of therapy as a restorative MOT for your mind; it can bring clarity and understanding that naturally leads to greater self-awareness. It’s the clarity that helps us to see things as they really are and our new found self-awareness that can make lasting changes in our lives. The most important relationship you will ever have is with yourself. Your emotional well-being depends on how you feel about you.
Why is our therapeutic relationship so important? If you trust others, you can truly be yourself because you are relaxed. I believe in the healing power of the relationship so it’s important you feel I am the right fit for you. For this reason I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation with no obligation to continue.
Getting in Touch
If you would like to get in touch, please click here to contact me by email or call or text me on 07305 507271. If I am unable to speak to you in person, please leave me a message on my confidential voicemail. I will get back to you within 24 hours to either answer your query or arrange a convenient time to meet.
I work with individual Adults and older Adults for either short term or long term work.
Individuals: £45 Sessions are 1 HOUR
Online & Telephone Counselling
Please note that face to face appointments are not currently available and I will be using an online video platform called Zoom.
If you need any help setting this up on your phone, tablet or laptop, please let me know and I will be happy to talk you through it.
I will resume face to face sessions as soon as it is safe to do so.
Telephone is a suitable option if you feel uncomfortable with the idea of online counselling, if you need to walk and talk or for older Adults who may not have access to the internet. If you are in search of support for an elderly friend or relative, counselling by telephone may be a solution.
I require at least 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel a session.
My experience includes working with, but is not limited to, the following:
Autism and Hypersensory processing, Bereavement, Loss & Grief ~ in connection with loss of a loved one; Loss of Job; Loss of Relationship; Loss of freedom & safety, Bullying, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Depression and Anxiety, Emotional Abuse ~Coercive Control, Feelings of underachieving, negative thoughts and behaviour, Feeling sad, Feeling numb, Feeling empty, Feeling isolated, Low self-esteem and confidence, Loneliness, Panic attacks, Phobias, Relationship difficulties, Suicidal thoughts, Self Harm
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdA Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (BACP accredited)
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling
- Level 2 Counselling Skills
- Shame in the Therapeutic Setting
I have always been passionate about helping others and my journey towards becoming a counsellor began sitting where you are now; finding someone to talk to.
In addition to private practice, I provide counselling support in a local GP surgery and am committed to offering a confidential and ethical service. I have regular supervision and attend relevant workshops and short courses to support my own knowledge and professional development.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and also Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP).
As a member of the BACP, I adhere to its ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and professional conduct and procedure.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
When I am able to offer face to face counselling again, my private practice will be accessible from Kings Worthy, Winchester, Micheldever, Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford.