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About me

Do you feel anxious, depressed or are currently experiencing relationship issues?

I provide short term or open ended counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions in a confidential setting in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings in order to establish ways that can help you move forward.

I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Psychology and Counselling as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in CBT.

Being trained as an integrative therapist means that I incorporate key concepts from CBT, Psychodynamic and Person Centred approaches with techniques that fit the client and the problems they bring into the therapy room.

My particular areas of interest include identity and cultural issues. The majority of my work involves working extensively with issues relating to depression, anxiety, stress and relationship problems. However I do also offer support to sports people with stress/anxiety difficulties and also during and after experiencing sporting injuries.

I respect all genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, religions and any other individual differences.

As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and British Psychological Society (BPS), my practice honours their ethical framework and codes of conduct.

I regularly attend supervision and professional training/workshops as part of my continuing professional development, and for my own interest and growth as a practitioner.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BSc in Psychology
  • MSc in Therapeutic Counselling
  • PGCert in IAPT (CBT)

Additional Training:

  • Working with Cultural Identity
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Young People and Adults
  • Domestic violence/abuse
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mediation & Conflict Resolution


  • Registered member of The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP): 66699
  • Graduate member of The British Psychological Society (BPS): 377179

Work Experience:

  • School Counselling - Providing counselling to young people aged between 11-18.
  • Samaritans - Providing counselling to adults with a range of mental health difficulties.
  • MIND - Providing counselling to adults with a range of mental health difficulties.
  • NHS - Providing individual and group therapy (CBT and counselling) to young people, families and consultations to schools and external agencies.
  • Currently in Private Practice - Providing individual and couples counselling and CBT services to adults.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety/Low Mood/Stress - in Sports People (also emotional impact of sporting injury)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual and couples sessions last 60 minutes. Please contact me for pricing information.

Sessions usually take place once a week, ideally on the same day and time

Please feel free to contact me for a free 10 minute telephone consultation.

I also offer concessions and reduced rates for students and people who are on a reduced income and/or receiving benefits. Please email or call for further information.

Cancellation Policy: At least 24 hours notice is required to change or cancel your appointment. If less than 24 hours is given a full session fee will be payable.


Thursday: 9am - 5pm

Further information

I offer counselling and CBT sessions in South Woodford E18.

My South Woodford practice is a 2 minute walk from South Woodford underground station (central line). Parking restrictions are in place between 8.30am-6.30pm. Wheelchair access available

General Availability:
Thursday: 9am-5pm

Instagram: @raoul.lindsay.therapy

South Woodford

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Raoul (Ray) Lindsay, BSc, MSc, MBACP, MBPsS

Raoul (Ray) Lindsay, BSc, MSc, MBACP, MBPsS