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MBACP(Accred) Dip Counselling, Dip Child Counselling

About me

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.



Lynne

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 :-

Anxiety
Attachment issues
Bereavement and loss
Body Image
Childhood trauma and traumatic experiences
Commitment issues
Depression
Dissociation
Divorce/separation
Emotional abuse
Emotional regulation
Family issues
Feeling confused or lost
Identity issues
Lack of confidence
Lack or self esteem or self-worth
Life events and life transitions
Loneliness and Isolation
Perfectionism
Relationship issues
Self care
Self criticism
Self harm
Sexual abuse
Shame and guilt
Sleep difficulties
Stress
Suicidal thoughts
Trust issues

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

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

When I work

  • I currently have both daytime and evening appointments available.

Further information

COVID-19 Statement

At this difficult time, you may feel that you need support more than ever. I am therefore offering video sessions via Skype or Zoom and telephone sessions.

Brentwood, Essex, CM14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

My premises is not step-free, but I am able to offer video counselling via Skype.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom