Hello, I'm Lindsay and I am a qualified, BACP registered counsellor who works with adult individuals of all ages. I am passionate about the work I do and regard it as a real honour and a privilege to work alongside my clients as they improve their sense of themselves, their relationships and make peace with issues that may have been a lifelong problem.
I would describe my style as integrative which simply means I have a tool kit of ideas and techniques which I draw upon to tailor sessions to suit individual clients. I find it helpful to explore stories and themes from a client's past as this often unlocks understanding of certain patterns of behaviour or relating that are causing the client difficulty in the present.
Alongside my private practice I work as a counsellor for a national cancer charity in a hospital setting. In this role I work with a highly diverse client group experiencing a wide range of difficulties from needing emotional support through cancer treatment to bereavement and terminal diagnosis. As part of my counselling training I volunteered at a local hospice working in their family support team with bereaved clients.
I also work part-time as a primary school teacher where my focus is on teaching wellbeing. I facilitate a children's Wellbeing Council in a local school and we have run workshops for the other children. I have written a spiral wellbeing curriculum which I deliver to the whole school and staff every half term. I have also run a self-care workshop for a local WI group and I am planning more workshops for 2020.
Improving self-care and wellbeing runs through everything I now do. I have a personal interest in mindfulness and have found it very helpful in my own life as well as in client work.