In Therapy With Serina Lyn
Hi and welcome to my profile. I am an Integrative Counsellor which means I am trained in psychodynamics, CBT and Humanistic (person centred) therapy. I use a combined approach to help my clients deal with their issues as I believe that no single approach can treat each client in the situations they are experiencing as everyone is all unique and one approach may not be beneficial.
There are times when we experience distressing feelings which impact our everyday life and confiding in friends and family doesn't feel right. When this happens it can be helpful to talk about your problems with a neutral person who you know will not make judgements about your problems. You could have problems from your childhood, past or problems going on right now exploring these problems in a confidential, warm space with me can help you to face challenges, make changes and move forward in a way that is best for you.
I currently work for Women's Aid counselling clients who have experienced domestic abuse and also see male clients who are victims of domestic abuse through Mendas. I have experiencing working with clients with various difficulties; domestic abuse, bereavement, depression, anxiety, guilt, PTSD, family issues and know that seeking counselling can be scary. You may feel nervous, shy or embarrased to talk about your issues to someone you don't even know. As a counsellor my role is to help you through such difficult times at a pace that suits you - this is your journey. I am here to support you without judgement and understand your world through your eyes.
I am very passionate about helping others overcome their issues and care for their psychological and emotional well-being. With my support you will be able to understand yourself and your struggles with more clarity, recognise what is holding you back and make positive change happen. I have experience of working with difference and diversity and sensitive to the cultural and ethnic origins of others and to their religious beliefs and sexual orientation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Mindfulness Diploma
- Certificate in Play Therapy
- Creative Approaches to Working With Blocked Anger
- Domestic Abuse Champion Training
- Child Protection Training
- Adult Safeguarding Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
£40 per session
Concessions for those on low income
I accept bank transfer or PayPal.
What to expect in your first session
All my sessions are for 50 minutes in a room with just the two of us.
I will ask you certain questions about yourself and your life which is part of my initial assessment. These questions could be:
Why have you come for counselling at this specific moment in your life to enable me to understand your problem/s.
I will ask about any current symptoms you may have i.e. if your problem is causing you difficulty to socialise or at work etc
Questions about your life will include your personal history and current situation. I will also ask about your family history as I believe that family situations can play an important role in who we are.
I will also find out what your goals are for counselling. Working in this way helps me better understand my clients problem.
I will ask you to sign a contract once explained verbally and you have read this in detail. My contract explains confidentiality, time boundaries, date and time of sessions, cancellation procedure, if and when I may need to disclose information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
Types of client