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About me

My name is Wayne. I offer a private independent counselling service for adults based here in Lincoln.

I provide a safe, confidential, relaxed, safe space for you to explore your problems and concerns. This time will be just for you, an opportunity for you to tell your story and be heard in a non judgmental way, with empathy and kindness. Through this therapeutic relationship we will create a unique therapy especially for you. We will work together to uncover and discover what changes you would like to make based on your new understanding.

I implement a number of Psychological Therapies from a person-centred approach, this has developed through my extensive learning of integrative counselling skills.
This gives me the ability to draw on many counselling modalities including Psychotherapy to work holistically with clients. This ensures that together we are able to find out what the “right “kind of therapy looks like for you. You should not be defined by your particular issue, concern or problem as each person will experience them in an entirely unique way.
There is no prescribed set of problems you need to be facing to benefit from counselling. I will be interested and responsive to you as an individual and if you feel that exploring your emotions or difficulties would be beneficial then counselling may well be invaluable.
I will provide a warm, safe non-judgemental, confidential space to support the right conditions for our therapeutic relationship to develop.

In creating this environment, I will give you the opportunity to talk about everything that is important to you, whatever may arise. This may often be different to what on the surface appears to be the issue or it may be very clear as to which area you wish to explore. I will not offer advice or to make judgements about you or what you say although I may invite you to explore self-judgement, your emotions and perceptions. I am present, in the moment to listen to you, not only in terms of the words that are used but often in the way they are said and in what is not said. I will try to understand your feelings and thoughts on how you experience your situation and inner world.

I always find it a unique and privileged experience to be present with someone as the therapeutic journey unfolds, using non-judgemental awareness and empathy to support you as you reveal and reflect on your concern. I provide a safe and relaxing space environmentally and emotionally to allow you to feel heard, perhaps for the very first time. This therapeutic relationship provides the conditions for change, growth and insight.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP, I work safely and meet the standards of the Professional Body BACP as a competent, ethical and Independent Counsellor and Psychotherapist through continued clinical supervision and professional development attending courses, workshops, events, and research. I have worked with adults, children and young people in a range of settings. Previously I have worked for Lindum Counselling Service) and CASY (Counselling and Support for Young People)

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills (Distinction)
  • Advanced Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Counselling Children and Adolescents Diploma (Distinction)
  • PGCert Music and Special Needs
  • Enhanced DBS (Update service
  • Currently studying: The Advanced Certificate in Transpersonal Awareness Psychology

CPD Courses:

  • Certificate in Safeguarding young people
  • Managing Aggression with Joshua Chandler
  • Level 5 Personal Development Course (72 hrs)
  • Trauma PTSD Rewind Course
  • Process group therapy
  • Working with Autism with Anne Crosby

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Additional information

Your session will usually last 50 minutes.  After our first meeting/initial consultation, you can consider if you feel that you would like to continue our work together.

When I work

Please contact me to confirm my availability.

Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Parking and toilet facilities are available.

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