Lynsey Wall, Dip.Couns, PGCE, BSc (Hons)
I'm a qualified counsellor, with experience in working with both adults & young people. I cover the Street, Somerton, Langport area & surrounding villages. As a person-centred counsellor I work in an integrative way, which means I am able to use my knowledge of different counselling approaches to provide the best possible support for you, for example CBT may be useful to help with OCD type behaviours.
I work in an open, caring and empathic way. I offer a safe, confidential space where you can feel comfortable enough to talk about whatever is going on for you. We'll have the space to explore and work through things together, at a pace that you are happy with. I will help you to make sense of what's going on, & support you to achieve your goals.
I also offer telephone & online counselling as I believe it’s a great way to make counselling accessible to those who may not be able to attend a session in person. It also means that 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
Or, you may simply need a space to talk openly with somebody outside of your personal life. Whatever the reason is for you taking this step into counselling, we can look at it together.
It’s important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor, so I offer a short initial session via telephone where we can talk through what has brought you to counselling.
Taking that first step can feel very scary and it can take a lot of courage to pick up the phone or to send that first message. From my own experience, I can relate to some of these feelings, as the unknown can feel quite frightening. Therefore we can use this session to have a chat about how the sessions will be, and to answer any other questions you may have about counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor & a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), a professional body which helps to ensure professional standards of those who work within this field. 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 at a large 16+ College as an associate counsellor across the past 2 academic years. I support students as well as staff members on a short or long term basis.
Since March I have also worked as an associate counsellor within a Doctors surgery. I have worked with adults; both younger and older, through referrals from GP's and Health Coaches.
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 disorder
- 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 £45 & last for 50 minutes. This is paid either in advance of our session via BACS payment, or on the day with cash.
I have a limited number of slots for those who may be entitled to a reduced fee (£25), depending on individual circumstances. (For example those who are on a restricted income) Please get in touch so that we can discuss this further.
Alongside my work with clients, 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.
**I currently have availability for morning sessions. **Online & telephone appointments are also available on request. Please contact me for more details.
Types of client