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.
If you are considering therapy for your yourself
Are you feeling low, anxious or struggling with anger, low self confidence or experiencing difficulties in relationships?
Do you feel like past experiences are affecting how you cope with life today?
I will listen to your concerns with understanding and compassion
I can help you to work through experiences you feel stuck with and release old feelings that you might have been holding on to - that may have been blocking your ability to reach your potential and lead a fulfilled life.
I offer talk therapy and creative therapy. If you find the idea of talking about painful life experiences daunting, creative therapy offers a way to express feelings, that might just feel too hard to say out loud. No creative expertise is necessary to experience therapy in this way. Creative therapy includes art therapy, but can also include exploring the meaning of dreams, guided visualisation, creative writing or music.
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.
Arranging a counselling session
You are very welcome to choose to email or call me - whichever you feel most comfortable with. Counselling begins with supporting you to share what brings you to consider therapy at this time. We can then explore your hopes and goals for therapy and how we might work together.
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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Concessions offered for
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
- I currently have both daytime and evening appointments available.
At this difficult time, you may feel that you need support more than ever. I am therefore offering video sessions via Skype and telephone sessions.