Lynne East, Dip, MBACP Integrative Counsellor at Be & Believe Counselling.

Lynne East, Dip, MBACP Integrative Counsellor at Be & Believe Counselling.


07432 422212

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07432 422212

About 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, Gestalt and CBT. These can be individually tailored to help you increase your own self-awareness to manage emotions and feelings that may seem overwhelming to you. 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.


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.


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.

"We discover our own inner strength when we allow ourselves we are vulnerable"


As well as my private practice, I currently work as an IAPT counsellor at MIND providing short-term counselling to clients accessing the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. Being a counsellor at a mental health charity I have the experience and I specialise in working with clients who have Mental Health Conditions i.e Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, ASD, ADHD and those who have suffered from and continue to suffer with various aspects of Trauma and Abuse also those who are experiencing feelings of fear, 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.

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Trauma
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • ADHD
  • Special educational needs
  • Disability and chronic pain
  • Coming to terms with diagnosis/disability of yourself or family member.

Photos & videos

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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 £35.00.
  • STUDENT Counsellors (evidence of course enrolment) £25.00 for 1 Hour Session.
  • UNDER 18 - £25.00 for 1 Hour Session

Payment is due in cash only at the end of each session. Unfortunately, I do not have the facility to take card payments.

Further information


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.

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.

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Maps & Directions

Sittingbourne, ME10

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Feel free to call, email, or text to discuss your requirements.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults