Lynsey Wall, Dip.Couns, PGCE, BSc (Hons)
I have experience working with both adults & young people living with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement & low confidence. I cover the Street, Somerton, Langport area (& surrounding villages). As a person-centred counsellor I work in an integrative way, which means I use my knowledge of different counselling approaches to provide the best possible support for you, for example we may feel that CBT could be useful to help with OCD type behaviours due to living with anxiety.
I offer a confidential space where you can feel comfortable enough to talk about whatever you need to. I work in an open, caring and empathic way, where we can explore and work through things together. I can help you to make sense of what's going on, & support you to achieve your goals.
**I provide telephone & online counselling as well as face-to-face sessions, which means I am able to reach out to you wherever you're located.**
There may be something that has happened & you’re finding things a little difficult at the moment, some examples could be:
- Feeling confused / uncertain about things
- Family problems
- Relationship difficulties (partner / friendship)
- Feeling low
- Self-Esteem / Lack of confidence in yourself
- Feeling anxious
- Stressed / feeling overwhelmed
- OCD behaviours
- Chronic illnesses
You may just need to talk openly with somebody outside of your personal life.
It’s important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor, so I offer a short initial session via telephone where we can talk through things & you can decide if you would like to book an appointment with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor & a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). They have a professional code of ethics that I work from to ensure best practice.
For my counselling training I have successfully completed:
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Award – Introduction to Counselling Skills
I also hold:
- Degree (BSc. Hons) in Psychology & Sociology (2:1)
- PGCE: Primary Education.
I have worked with clients from the ages of 18-75 at a Doctors surgery as well as a large 16+ College as an associate counsellor. I support students as well as staff members on a short or long term basis.
I have completed a Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness as well as attending various CPD training including: Data Protection training; Safeguarding; Prevent & Equality & Diversity.; Dignity at Work & Communicating with Care. CBT skills.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Following our shorter free initial telephone consultation, sessions cost £40 & last for 50 minutes. This is paid either in advance of our session via BACS payment, or on the day with cash.
I have also have some availability for a reduced fee (£25) - depending on individual circumstances. For example those who are on a restricted income / students etc. Please get in touch so that we can discuss this further.
I also specialise in working with those who live (or who cares for / supports others) with chronic illnesses, particularly those with invisible illnesses such as M.E./CFS, Chronic Pain, IBS, Fibromyalgia. If you are affected by these, please do get in touch.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
**Where I am currently working from there is one flight of stairs. Free parking, and use of a discreet side entrance which leads directly to the room.
Online & telephone appointments are also available on request. Please contact me for more details.
Types of client