Mandy Jane Lynch
“I can offer you a good listening ear. An emotionally warm, nurturing, safe, and secure place to be able to talk about what is happening to you, what is important to you, and what is concerning you that is keeping you “stuck” and not being able to move forward in your life. I am a fully qualified MSc Integrative Counsellor registered as a member of BACP, NCS and other governing bodies. I can offer you a genuine, non-judgemental attitude allowing you, perhaps for the first time, to express and explore your past, your present, your future, and who your true self is, or will be, without fear of shame. I will be by your side as you go on a journey of personal development. To hold your map when feeling lost whilst you try, but sometimes fail.
I offer an extensive toolbox of counselling therapies and approaches including creative interventions to allow you a variety of different ways of working together to suit your unique and individual needs to allow you to “Learn to heal and re-parent inner past traumas to help release and embrace your true authentic self”.
Counselling is a process that requires sharing your internal world and carrying out an emotional dig that can take lots of hope and courage. It is so important to feel safe with the person to whom you can open up to, therefore it is important for you to know who I am and how I can help you to be Your Therapy Godmother during this process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked over the years with organisations such as the Psychiatric Liaison Team at Betsi Cadwaladr NHS Hospital; the Primary Care Mental Health Counselling Service (NHS), ICAN, Advance Brighter Futures and Cruse Bereavement and have gained experience in working with many people who have presented with an array of Mental Health and emotional issues. I have gained over the years the following qualifications and continue to learn and grow for the benefit of my clients including an MSc in Integrative Counselling from Bangor University; a
Diploma / Level 5 in Integrative Counselling from UKAIT; a Diploma / Level 4 in Clinical Hypnotherapy from UKAIT; a Diploma in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.) incorporating Hypnosis (GHSC Accredited Training); NLP Practitioner Course; a Lifecoaching Course; as a Mental Health First Aider; Emotional Freedom Practitioner and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner and Creative Inner Child Practitioner
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
My sessions start from £40.00 an hour with concessions for Older People, Students and those on lower incomes (proof required).
I can assist with an array of issues including:
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Stop smoking
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support