Summer House Therapy - Lynne Ford MBACP(Accred) Dip Couns, Dip Child Couns
Hi my name is Lynne and I offer counselling and psychotherapy for adults and children. I offer warmth, empathy and compassion and a calm therapeutic space.
As an experienced integrative therapist, I draw upon my training and knowledge, offering a range of therapeutic approaches to help understand your individual needs. I have extensive experience of supporting adults and children who have experienced difficulties - including trauma in their lives.
If you are considering therapy for your yourself
You might be experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety or depression, bereavement, loss or trauma. Whatever difficulties you are experiencing, I can support you, to deepen your understanding of the impact of your life experiences and your emotional needs.
I offer talk therapy and creative therapy. If you find the idea of talking about painful life experiences daunting, creative therapy is a way to externalise emotions, that just feel too hard to speak out loud. No creative expertise is necessary to experience therapy in this way. Creative therapy includes art therapy, but can also include working with dreams or visualisation, writing or music. If this appeals to you or you are curious to learn more, please take a look at my website.
If you are considering therapy for your child
I offer play therapy. Play therapy combines the opportunity to express emotions through play and creativity, the safe relationship in which to do it freely, with the expertise of the therapist to deeply listen.
Children naturally express their innermost desires, joys, fears, insecurities, traumas and imaginations through the symbols in play and artwork. There is no pressure to talk directly about an experience. Using the objects in the room, children are able to communicate at their own level and at their own pace.
A free Initial Session
I offer you the opportunity to come to meet me and talk a little about what has led you to consider therapy at this time. . We can explore your hopes or goals for therapy, the ways that I can support you and how we might work together. This initial meeting is offered free of charge.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Foundation in Art Therapy
Certificate - Living & working with PTSD
Certificate in Assessment & Action Planning
Diploma in Child Counselling - Incorporating the Arts
I have over 14 years of experience in helping clients who have encountered difficulties with :-
Bereavement and loss
Childhood trauma and traumatic experiences
Family of origin issues and adoption
Feeling confused or lost
Lack of confidence
Lack or self esteem or self-worth
Life events and life transitions
Loneliness and Isolation
Shame and guilt
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer a free initial consultation - 30 minute session
Adults : Daytime – £50 per 50 minute session
Adults : Evening (6pm onwards) – £55 per 50 minute session
Children - £50 per 50 minute session
Concessionary rates can be offered to those on a low income
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have both daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client