Lynnette Monteiro (MBACP) The Town House counselling Tunbridge Wells
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).
Take the next step to find out more... visit us at www.thetownhousetw.co.uk
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.
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
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.
We have appointments during the day as well in the evenings.