Lynsey Waterhouse, MSc Family Therapist. UKCP registered
Therapy for Individuals, Couples and Families
As a Family Therapist, I can offer help to discuss feelings of anxiety, depression or work related issues.
All mental health issues or emotional difficulties impact other people around us and sometimes the people close to us, are part of the problem but can also be part of the solution. Family Therapist help people to talk together and listen to everyone views and feelings.
Family Therapists are especially experienced in working with Couples and Families. I have additional experience in working with Parents of children with SEND, Bereavement and chronic conditions and medical conditions.
Family and Systemic Psychotherapists (known as Family Therapists) can help people to explore family stories, beliefs, cultures and life experiences and how these may impact on a current situation or presenting issue. Seeing individual members during the entire therapy process might be helpful and can allow individuals to express their own views or concerns, this may be useful in allowing parents to share information with the therapist or for children and young people.
I ensure everyone feels able to participate and feel listened too. I use play and creative arts materials and drawing to explore feelings and behaviours and their impact on relationships.
I have specialist experience in working with children and young people with a wide range of disabilities including Asperger’s syndrome, Autism and life limiting conditions such as Chronic Kidney Disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Cancer.
For more information about Family Therapy, please go to website www.changeworkssussex.co.uk and open the link for a leaflet called 'what is family therapy'.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully qualified Family Therapists have to train full time for four years and must have a previous advanced qualification to begin training. I completed my training in London at the Institute of Family Therapy and the University of London. I am also a qualified Social Worker, completing my training in 2001 at Bournemouth University.
My training enables me to work with couples, children, families and individuals. I consider myself to have significant experience communicating with children and young people and if there are additional issues around disability or learning or communication difficulties.
I am registered with UK Council for Psychotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council. I hold full indemnity insurance.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I welcome referrals from GP's, Health Care Professionals and Child Care services within West Sussex and Hampshire.
A one hour session Individual, Couple or Family Therapy session is £60.00, payable at the end of each session.
I aim to respond within 24 hrs and try to ensure support can be accessed as soon as possible, without waiting lists or acceptance criteria.
Concessions offered for
At this important time, I am continuing to offer emotional and psychological support to clients, via Skype or Zoom sessions.
I have experience supporting children and parents who are shielding and are in the very high risk category.
I have experience of supporting health and social care workers including Dr's and Consultants.
I aim to welcome anyone and ensure they feel they can seek support and show vulnerability at this exceptionally stressful and emotionally challenging time. Accessing support during the crisis, can help enable workers to continue to carry out their jobs with improved emotional resilience.