Lynsey Wall, Dip.Couns, PGCE, BSc (Hons) Counsellor, Therapist
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.
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 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 & 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 am currently completing an MA with Bath Spa University. 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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Following our short 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 do have some availability for a reduced fee, 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.
Concessions offered for
I also have an interest 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.