Lynne East, Dip, MBACP Integrative Counsellor at Be & Believe Counselling.
WELCOME....WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM ME
I am a qualified Person Centred Integrative Counsellor. Working in a integrative way I am able to use various therapeutic techniques such as Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Transitional Analysis, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Geshalt, Inner Child and Stabilisation, Recovery and Integration approach to Trauma.
These can be individually tailored to help you increase your own self-awareness to manage your thinking, emotions and feelings that may seem overwhelming to you. (Full description of the therapeutic techniques can be found at the bottom of this page.)
My main approach is a non-directive one as I believe you are the expert of your own life. I work in a warm, trustworthy, respectful and non-judgmental way. I am a caring, empathic and friendly person who can offer you a safe, confidential space where you will be listened to without criticism or judgement
HOW I CAN HELP YOU
I can help you find understanding to your possible fears, anxieties, panic attacks and default patterns of thinking and behaving that are holding you back from feeling content, having healthy relationships, or being successful.
During our sessions together we can explore ways for you to move forward by increasing your own self-awareness and exploring possibilities and solutions that you feel are right for you. I can also help you to rediscover and strengthen your own values and beliefs along with your inner resources increasing your self esteem, confidence and establishing a stronger sense of self. I will work at a pace that suits you offering short or long term counselling encouraging and supporting you in any aspect of your life that you seek answers to and would like increased knowledge of.
WHY I BECAME A COUNSELLOR
I understand how you might be feeling, you are not alone, I have been on my own counselling journey of personal discovery which empowered me to make my own choices and enabled me to be in control of the changes that I wanted to see in my own life. My new found belief in the therapeutic process motivated me to train as a counsellor. This learning along with my own journey showed me that we all have an innate ability to know what is best for ourselves, we just may need some extra help in finding it.
"Growth is painful, Change is painful, But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong."
Mental Health Conditions
Due to volunteering and working as a counsellor at the mental health charity MIND for many years I gained experience and knowledge working with clients who had a variety of Mental Health Conditions. I specialise in working with people who are struggling with the following :- Anxiety, Depression, ASD, ADHD and those who have suffered from and continue to suffer with various aspects of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Trauma, Memory Flashbacks/Nightmares and Sexual, Physical, Emotional Abuse also those who are experiencing feelings of anger and worthlessness; lacking in self-esteem, confidence and feeling overwhelmed.
Inner Child Therapy :- Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be ? Do you find yourself behaving and reacting like a child but you can not understand why ? All of us carry around an "Inner Child" as a child we have basic needs of love, safety, trust, respect and guidance. If those basic human needs go unfulfilled our Inner Child may experience fear, anxiety, shame, anger, rejection and neglect, they are at high risk of developing abusive behaviour towards self and others, creating problems in all areas of life.
If you can identify with any of the above you may have a wounded "inner child". I can help you reconnect, understand, embrace and heal your inner child. For more details on Inner Child Therapy see the link below http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellor-articles/inner-child-therapy
If you feel that I am a counsellor that can help you I offer a FREE 30 minute phone consultation where we can discuss in a little more detail the reasons you are considering counselling, you can ask me any questions you may have and we can see how we both feel about working together in a therapeutic way.
- You are welcome to use my driveway for parking.
- Local bus service operates in my area.
- Easy access from A249 via Iwade/Kemsley Junction.
- I hold valid Indemnity Insurance
I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate
Training, qualifications & experience
My Qualifications are:
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)
CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies (1 year)
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2 year)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency Sept 2017
Currently working towards Accreditation
I am committed to my own Continuous Personal Development and have attended the following training. I also attend regular supervision this ensures I am offering you the best possible service.
Mental Health Awareness Training ....2015
Vision Works of Life Training (The Power of Choice) ...2016
An introduction of Safeguarding Children... 2016
Working with Children in a Creative Way...2016
Working with Female Rape and Childhood Sexual Abuse and Trauma (31 CPD hours)... 2016
Your Inner Child.....2017 (6hrs CPD) 2017
The Trauma Counsellors Toolbox (6hrs CPD) 2017
Emotional Regulation working with Young People (3hr CPD) 2018
Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practise (6 hr CPD) 2018
Energy Alignment Method. Law of Attraction
(5hr CPD) 2018
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Full Description of the following therapeutic techniques I use:-
Psychodynamic :- This encourages the client to open up and explore unresolved issues and conflict hidden in their unconscious and predominately from their past that are affecting their mood and behaviourin the here and now
Solution Focused :- It works by helping clients solve problems without tackling them directly, explore links to the past experiences and times when they were as happy as they see themselves in their future vision. These processes aim to evoke a sense of hope, clear realistic goals and expectations to make a future solution seem possible
Transitional Analysis :- Transactional analysis is a talking therapy. Sessions are designed to explore an individual's personality and how this has been shaped by experience - particularly those stemming from childhood. I recognise that we all have the potential to live the life we want, rather than the life we are programmed to live. Sometimes however this potential is hindered by repetitive patterns or 'unconscious scripts' that have been formed in our past
Gestalt :- Gestalt therapy is a humanistic therapy technique that focuses on gaining an awareness of emotions and behaviours in the present rather than in the past. The therapist and client work together to help the client understand him/herself. This type of therapy focuses on experiencing the present situation rather than talking about what occurred in the past. Clients are encouraged to become aware of immediate needs, meet them, and let them recede into the background. The well-adjusted person is seen as someone who has a constant flow of needs and is able to satisfy those needs
CBT :- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Special educational needs
- Disability and chronic pain
- Coming to terms with diagnosis/disability of yourself or family member.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
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My fees are as follows:
FREE Initial 30 Minute Phone Assessment The initial phone assessment session is an opportunity where you can give me some brief details about yourself and your reasons you want to come to counselling. From this we can assess your needs and discuss your best way forward. This initial appointment is without obligation and an opportunity for you to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have.
- 1 HOUR SESSION £40.00.
- STUDENT Counsellors (evidence of course enrolment) £30.00 for 1 Hour Session.
Payment is due in cash or bank transfer at the end of each session. Unfortunately, I do not have the facility to take card payments.
I would like to say a special thank you to all those kind enough to share their experiences. It was a pleasure and privilege working with you.
When I first stepped through Lynne’s door I was a broken woman, I’d lost all of sense of my true self and worth. Over the next 9 months Lynne gave me the right tools and confidence to take control of my life. I gradually pulled myself from the bottom of the pile and found i’d jumped right to the very top and was finally living a happy life, my life.
Lynne made me feel safe and relaxed enough to tell her my most private thoughts and feelings, Lynne didn’t pass any judgement on my story, she helped me understand what I was feeling, and understand that it was ok to feel the way I did. She taught me so much I can’t thank Lynne enough. I left my very last session with the biggest smile on my face and a bounce in my step, they haven’t gone, i’m still smiling & bouncing! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Lynne, you really have found your calling in life x
I really connected with Lynne. A wonderful professional, knowledgeable, patient, understanding person. In the past, I had attempted counselling and it was awful. It really put me off; so, when I meet Lynne, it was refreshing and I suppose it was a massive relieve for me.
Working on you is not easy, however; there was a safe place for me to express my feelings, actually really open up, explore who I was, embrace who I am and learn to think differently about issues in my life. Lynne is a realist, flexible, she will help you understand things, things you never thought of. As hard as it can be, she will guide through at your own pace
I walked into my first session broken, feeling worthless, confused, angry and lost. I walked out confident, happy, stronger and I knew I was worth it. No longer broken. I can't thank you enough and I will highly recommend your services.
The journey has gone beyond words and my self acceptance and belief as flourished. Your true authenticity, caring nature, inspiring warmth and vast knowledge have moved me through some of the most challenging times and given me a tool kit to continue to develop. My endless thanks I offer you for a precious gift that you gave to me, a safe and held space that was second to none.
Fantastic person would recommend her as a counsellor. She is very friendly and knows the best way to help you sort your problems.
I am so very thankful for Lynn and the fantastic service she provides
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Feel free to call, email, or text to discuss your requirements.
Types of client