Valerie Lyons BSc (Hons), MBACP, Counsellor and Supervisor
Hello my name is Valerie - mostly called Val, welcome to my counselling space:- safe, relaxed and non judgemental.
My "theoretical approach" is Integrative and I work creatively within a variety of counselling styles to suit your specific needs. I will always listen to you without judgement and with respect at all times. I understand that the decision to come to counselling can be quite a difficult one, and feel quite daunting. I wish to make you feel at ease in my private counselling space.
My private practice is set in a quiet, discreet location and parking is available for you. I have a private, secure and comfortable purpose built office enabling me to offer a safe and confidential space for your counselling sessions.
I also have some availability in Peterborough, in purpose built therapy rooms.
I do work with children, adolescents and young people as well as adults. Creative materials are available to you if you wish to work in this way.
My background is as a registered nurse, having spent over 18 years working in the NHS in both hospital, hospice and community settings. My experience as a nurse and counsellor has given me valuable insight into the challenges faced through life's stages and the difficulties individuals may face. Modern day life can be stressful, hectic and unpredictable.
I offer short, medium or long term therapy to suit you, on a confidential and professional basis. Home visits are available at an extra charge.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Qualifications and Training
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
- Diploma in Higher Education
- Diploma in Preschool Practice
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) working towards accreditation.
- Level 6 Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
I worked as a volunteer supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care.
I work as a Senior Registered Nurse for the NHS.
I work in private practice.
I worked within a secondary school providing students with a school counselling service.
I worked as a volunteer with the YMCA Peterborough offering counselling for children and young adults.
I completed training with "talk to the stars" a child bereavement charity.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Child, adolescent and young people counselling
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From £35.00 for 50 minute session.
Discounts for Counselling Students avilable.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible appointments weekdays, weekend and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an experienced integrative counsellor and supervisor in private practice.View supervision profile