Lynne Parsons, MA, BACP registered
My aim is to restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live.
My approach is holistic – I’ll help you explore your thoughts, beliefs, emotions and felt sensations. I’ll be looking for what you do well and helping you build on your strengths so it’s easier to tackle the harder parts. I have a particular interest in helping you understand what your body is telling you, especially where cognitive approaches and thinking alone are not working.
I typically work with individuals over 18 who come with a variety of life issues. This includes depression, anxiety, personal relationships and grief, through to integrating recent traumatic incidents or early life experiences.
It's important that you find the right therapist for you. To find out more about my way of working, please visit my website or give me a call. I'd be happy to talk about what it is you're looking for an if my way of working would suit you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a masters degree in integrative counselling which draws together a variety of psychodynamic and humanistic (person-centred, Existential and Gestalt) schools of psychotherapy.
The latest research in the field, however, draws on our deepening understanding of neuroscience and how the brain wires itself and applies these insights for use in therapy. I take my training seriously and my on-going training with The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and the AEDP Institute looks at the link between the brain and the body, to help me create new experiences that can change your implicit emotional memories to bring about long-lasting transformation.
I'm insured, a registered member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework.
- MA Integrative Counselling, 2011
- Coach Practitioner, 2014
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Sensorimotor and somatic counselling
I work from Bedford Consulting Rooms in central Bedford. It offers a welcoming, collaborative environment with free parking, disabled access and toilet facilities.