Lindsay WildgustCounselling in Billericay

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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.

My Qualifications

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • BA Hons English, German and Psychology

  • Continual Professional Development Courses

  • Assessing Risk: Learning to talk about suicide, Logos Therapy Services
  • Bereavement Service Volunteer Training, St Francis Hospice
  • Culturally Competent Palliative & End of Life Care for LGBT People, St Francis Hospice
  • Introduction to Art Therapy Workshop, St Francis Hospice
  • Sexual Violence & Child Sexual Abuse: Dispelling the Myths Conference, Centre for Action on Rape & Abuse.
  • Bereavement Support following Suicide, Grief Journey Essex, Dr Bill Webster.
  • Coping with Crisis, Grief Journey Essex, Dr Bill Webster.
  • Interpreting in a Mental Health Context, St Francis Hospice
  • BACP Private Practice Conference. Loss: what does life mean for me now?
  • De-Mystifying Mindfulness by Leiden University, Coursera, online.
  • BACP event: Bridging the gap
  • Mindful Compassion 8 week course, Macmillan Counselling
  • Trauma, the brain and recovery, Mind Body Breakthrough
  • Connecting with Shame - A relational approach, led by Alan Leach
  • A Day on Neuroscience, the weekend university, University of London

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