Lynnette Monteiro

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(MBACP) The Town House counselling Tunbridge Wells
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0TG
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

The hardest step is the first step...

Hello. Just thinking about going to counselling can be stressful in itself but it looks like you've taken the first most difficult step. It is important to find a counsellor that you feel you connect with.

I provide one-to-one counselling for both adults and young people to help them find a way forward through issues such as relationship problems, depression, anxiety and stress along with many other emotional difficulties. I work in relaxed, private rooms near central Tunbridge Wells which provide a confidential and supportive environment. Here at your own pace, you can talk freely about any aspect of yourself or your life that may be difficult or painful.

I work with people who may be finding life a struggle, feeling stuck or experiencing a distressing situation which can leave them feeling overwhelmed and hard to cope. Talking can help to deal with unwanted or confusing feelings.The counselling relationship is one where the attention is on you, giving you the opportunity to talk about yourself with a professional who is trained to listen skilfully in order to help you explore your feelings and attitudes which may be contributing to your distress.

I will arrange a meeting at our practice The Town House rooms where you will be able to speak about what's on your mind and to discuss with me any worries you may have about counselling. There is no obligation to proceed after this meeting but if you decide you would like to continue we will set up a weekly session. Weekly sessions will last for 50 minutes and be at the same time each week for as long as you feel you need them.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework for best practice. I practice psychodynamic therapy and also cognitive based therapy (CBT).

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Training, qualifications & experience

I have an honours degree and have also qualified with a BACP accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I also am trained in Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT). In parallel with private practice I work in a local counselling centre supporting adults experiencing a variety of emotional difficulties.

I have also worked as a school counsellor in a south east London secondary school with young people (aged 11-16) where we worked actively together in order to help develop a greater understanding of themselves enabling them to work through their anxieties in order to take greater control of their life.

Member organisations

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


Additional information

Sessions and Fees

  • I offer counselling for as long as you feel you need it. This is known as 'open ended'.
  • Sessions will take place on an agreed day and time each week.
  • The initial meeting helps you decide if I am right for you and allows me to assess your needs fully to ensure I am the right therapist. This session lasts 1 hour.
  • If you choose to continue my fees are £55 per session. Weekly sessions last 50 minutes.
  • I offer evening appointments as well as during the day.

When I work

We have appointments during the day as well in the evenings.

Salomons Estate, Broomhill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0TG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Lynnette Monteiro
Lynnette Monteiro