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.
Nearly 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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This is something I will always discuss with a client during the initial contact call or email discussion, to ensure the whole building including toilet and parking facilities are suitable before a therapy agreement is made.
Weekday and Evening appointments and Saturday mornings.
Types of client