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Counselling & Psychotherapy

What is counselling and psychotherapy?

These are umbrella terms, which cover a range of talking therapies. While there are large areas of overlap between the two, counselling usually refers to shorter-term therapeutic support for those who are dealing with a particular difficulty or issue, whereas psychotherapy mainly refers to longer-term, deeper psychological work that may be more long-standing. The term ‘therapist’ is used to refer to both counsellor and psychotherapist. As a fully trained counsellor/psychotherapist, I am specially trained to listen and read non-verbal clues, which help me further understand what is going on for you better.

Trained to masters level, I am integrative therapist and practice a range of approaches including: person centred, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic and solution focused therapy. This offers us different ways of looking at your issues and as each client is unique, my use of an integrative approach allows me to select insights and ideas from different models that might fit best to your individual needs.

What to expect from your first session?

I offer a 20 minute free first session, the aim of this is to discuss your expectations from counselling/psychotherapy and how and when you might wish to meet. I offer a flexible approach to therapy which gives you more choice and convenience when choosing how you access therapy. You may prefer to work with me using my secure online chat room facility or through text chat messaging alongside an occasional face to face session; the choice is yours to try out and see whats suits you best and when.

In your first session I will also tell you about any ethical issues such as contracting and professional boundaries, confidentiality and anonymity. This first session is a good time to check out if you feel you can work with me, it is important that you feel secure and comfortable.

Once we have agreed on how we will work, we can set your appointment session online/phone/chat/ face to face, Skype therapy session. In the sessions that follow, our intention would be to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours in an open and honest way. These might be to do with anxiety, depression, anger and grief, emotions which we can rarely chat openly about with our friends or family.

Your sessions are designed to give you the opportunity to help you make sense of your feelings in a safe and confidential space. As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I will manage and nurture our relationship, ensuring a professional duty of care at all times. For your peace of mind I work to a strict code of conduct and adhere to the BACP code of ethics, which ensures that our relationship remains ethical and professional at all times.

Below are my range of easy to access therapy platforms:

Testimonials

Adam

I cannot recommend Lindsay any more, if there were more stars to give her approach then they would be 100% deserved. Lindsay clearly takes a lot of time to plan, and ensure that her clients are comfortable. I conducted all my sessions through Skype and found them as engaging and thought provoking as if i was in the same room. At a time when i was going through an extremely traumatic experience she helped me through the most difficult period of my life. Lindsay makes you rationalise your thoughts and gives you the assurance that your thoughts are normal. When you think everything is against you, there is always light at the end of the tunnel and you must stay determined and the good times return. I found increasing my exercise during this time helped me no end....not only for my self esteem but to give myself time where i wasn't thinking about my troubles....added benefit of losing 4 stone didn't go amiss either. If you have any problems in life there are always people there to listen and advise, Lindsay excels at this and i highly recommend her. Thanks Lindsay.

Liam

I truly believe everyone can benefit from therapy with Lindsay, whether you believe yourself to be in serious need of help or just want someone to talk to. Her therapy can help not only to understand why you feel the way you do, but to learn to accept and appreciate aspects of your personality that you thought were weaknesses. As a result, Lindsay has helped massively in changing my life to become a happier and calmer person and I cannot thank her or recommend her therapy enough.

Hira

Lindsay is truly one of the best therapists. She has supported me at her utmost since the beginning and has always made me feel at ease when in sessions. She has always shown compassion and care towards me and I have so much respect for the work she does and the time she puts into helping me. I am very grateful and thankful of her and I would highly recommend Lindsay for anyone seeking counselling! Xx

Danielle

Lindsay is a brilliant Therapist that my teenage daughter has been seeing for the last 6 month's. In my daughter's own words 'I feel that Lindsay understands me, is very supportive & compassionate and really helps me to overcome my anxieties. I end up really enjoying my sessions when I have them & always come out with a smile on my face feeling much confident'.

Make an appointment

If you would like to make an appointment with Lindsay you can use the online booking form to choose the type of session to suit you (Face to Face, Online Chat, E-Therapy, Phone Therapy, Skype Therapy, Text, Couples Therapy).

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