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 an 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.
As well as working in private practice I also work as a counsellor for a national cancer charity in a hospital setting. As part of my counselling training I volunteered at a local hospice working in their family support team with bereaved clients for 2 years.
I also work part-time as a primary school teacher and have a keen interest in this role in helping children improve their wellbeing. I have set up a children's Wellbeing Council in a local school and we have run workshops for the other children. I have also run a self-care workshop for a local WI group.
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.