Trevor Lyon-Smith BA Hons, MBACP
There are many reasons why people seek the support of a therapist. Maybe you are experiencing problems at work, family or with your partner, and you do not fully understand why. Perhaps you have been through early trauma or traumatic experiences that you are having difficulties coming to terms with. You may have been abused, bereaved, separated, divorced or are struggling to find fulfilling relationships in your life.You may be experiencing suicidal thoughts, anxiety, stress or depression, which is adversley affecting your daily life.
You may be a parent, carer or guardian, whose child is struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships, friendships, sexuality or they may be self-harming or are having difficulties at school.
Sharing your experiences, worries and feelings with a counsellor can be liberating, enabling you to make sense of what has happened or is happening to you. Therapy is a healing process but can also be challenging and trigger painful and repressed feelings.
There are many different sorts of approaches offered by therapists which can be confusing for clients. I tailor therapy sessions for the individual client as each person will need something different.
The initial assessment attempts to understand your current difficulties and to identify the type of help you are looking for. After the assessment we discuss whether you are happy to continue or whether you would like to find support elsewhere. it may be that we are not suitable to work together or that you require a different kind of support that I am unable to offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons, Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy - Warwick University
Member British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
NVQ Level 3 – “An introduction to advocating on behalf of children and Young People” Accredited by the National Open College Network
Train the Trainer Children and Adults Safeguarding
I provide counselling services for adults and children and young people from two different companies; Good Listening for adults and Child in Need for children and young people.
Good Listening is a counselling service providing therapeutic services for adults who are suffering from a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, family and relationship breakdown and loneliness.
Child in Need, specialises in providing child protection services, and counselling for children and young people. I work as a children's homes inspector and together with my colleagues, provide therapy for looked after children and children and young people between 6-18.
Child in Need provides support to parents who may be struggling with their children's behaviour and may benefit from help and advice with behaviour management strategies.
Child in Need currently provides counselling services for 23 lower and middle schools and welcomes enquiries from schools who are interested in providing a counselling service for their pupils
Previous experience includes:
Mind - Counselling adults presenting with a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, self-harming, physical and sexual abuse, relationship and family issues, divorce and bereavement
NHS - Counselling young people presenting with a wide range of problems including, bereavement, self-harming, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, abuse, suicidal ideation, relationship and family issues and substance abuse.
Counsellor for a prostate cancer charity, working with sufferers and their partners.
Member of an adoption panel.
Young people's advocate, representing their wishes and feelings in professionals meetings.
Independent Return Interviews for children who have been missing
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£50.00 per 60 minute session via Zoom or in person.
Please contact me to check my availability