Lynsey Stone MBACP (Accredited)
The Therapy Rooms
Searching for a Counsellor - its quite daunting isn't it. It can be difficult to decide, and there’s a lot of us to choose from. Here is some information to tell you a bit about who I am and what to expect. I hope it helps.
I have experience of providing counselling in private, NHS/ IAPT, workplace and also voluntary settings. I have supported people in both long and short term counselling to make meaningful changes and to overcome their difficulties.
I provide affordable 1-1 counselling for adults at my practice in Wakefield Centre.
People seek counselling for a variety of reasons; you may be experiencing relationship issues or bereavement/ loss. You may be finding it difficult to manage anxiety, panic attacks, stress or depression. You may be struggling with illness, disability or changes to your circumstances, or you may suffer from low self confidence. I can help you to to:
- Find a safe space to talk about painful experiences or losses
- Gain some perspective on your life, Improve self-confidence
- Make Positive changes in your relationships, work or personal life
- Develop helpful coping strategies to better manage anxiety/ panic or depression
- Find more effective ways to manage personal or work related stress
We will work together to understand what you would like to gain from counselling, even if you are unsure of this yourself at the moment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully BACP Accredited Therapist. I qualified as a practitioner with a Post Graduate Diploma at Leeds Becket University (an accredited training course). Beyond this my training includes:
- Diploma - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Diploma in Aspergers Syndrome Awareness
- Extensive training in bereavement Support inc: sudden and traumatic loss and working with prolonged and complex grief
- Mindfulness Training for Stress Reduction
- Disability Support / Promoting Independence/ Autism Awareness
- CBT and Guided Self Help for Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder
- Level 3 Certificate in Supervision
Aside from my private practice at the Therapy Rooms, Wakefield, I currently work within a large IAPT Service (provision of NHS counselling services), providing short term counselling for people with mild to moderate/ common mental health issues (e.g anxiety disorders, depression, stress, processing difficult life events). I previously provided counselling for a large, national bereavement service for a number of years. I also worked within a ‘Well-being at Work' Organisation/ EAP (employee assistance programme) providing workplace/ employee counselling around a range of issues, including work related stress, anxiety, panic attacks/ panic disorder, depression and relationship issues.
Prior to my counselling training I worked for 10+ years in the NHS/ health and social care sector, including supporting individuals with autism, physical and learning disabilities, life limiting illness, both common and complex mental health conditions.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
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I offer either a reduced fee for the initial appointment or alternatively a free 30 minute telephone consultation, so that you can decide if you would like to continue our work together.
Following this, I Charge £40 per session. Sessions last for 50 minutes and will usually take place on a weekly basis.
The jargon is: I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and I work in a way which is relational and integrative. What this actually means is that I have been trained in various different modes of counselling, and I will always start with an open mode of hearing what you want, and what you have to say about yourself and I will then allow this to shape the way we work together. I will bring elements from person centred counselling, psychodynamic approaches, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as appropriate based on your needs. I would be happy talk to you more about the way I work and answer any questions you may have
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have both daytime and some limited evening availability currently. Please contact me if you would like to arrange an appointment
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|