Hello, I'm Lindsay and I am a qualified, BACP accredited 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. In my hospital role I offer online mindfulness workshops for patients and staff and co-facilitate a longer in person mindfulness course. I also teach courses designed to help clinical staff with communication challenges.
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 each half term. I offered a weekly online support and wellbeing sessions for staff during the pandemic. I have also run an in person 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 BACP Accredited member
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
2022How to Facilitate Groups, Online Events
Parents as Couples, Couples as Parents, Tavistock training
Recharge: Journalling for nurture and self care, Online Events
Psychoeducation Tools in Counselling, Deep Release
Mindful Self Compassion, Macmillan professionals online 6 week course
Introduction to Walking Therapy
Moving Your Practice Online, The Online Therapy Institute (short course)
Going Online in Times of Crisis, Open University
Working with Russian Dolls, Deep Release
Using Drawing Pictures and Fairy Tales in Counselling, Deep Release
Working Creatively with Transactional Analysis in Counselling, Deep Release
ACT 100 Key Points and Techniques,
Working Creatively with the Inner Child in Counselling, Deep Release
Attachment Behaviour in the Counselling Room, Deep Release
Supporting People Bereaved by Covid, 8 week course, Online Events
A Day on Behaviour Change, The Weekend University, University of Greenwich
Attachment & Psychotherapy, The Weekend University, University of London
End of Life Care Conference, St Luke's Hospice
A Day on Neuroscience, The Weekend University, University of London
Connecting with Shame - A relational approach, led by Alan Leach
Trauma, the brain and recovery, Mind Body Breakthrough
Mindful Compassion 8 week course, Macmillan Counselling
BACP event: Bridging the gap
De-Mystifying Mindfulness by Leiden University, Coursera, online.
BACP Private Practice Conference. Loss: what does life mean for me now?
Interpreting in a Mental Health Context, St Francis Hospice
Coping with Crisis, Grief Journey Essex, Dr Bill Webster
Bereavement Support following Suicide, Grief Journey Essex, Dr Bill Webster
Sexual Violence & Child Sexual Abuse: Dispelling the Myths Conference, Centre for Action on Rape & Abuse
Introduction to Art Therapy Workshop, St Francis Hospice
Culturally Competent Palliative & End of Life Care for LGBT People, St Francis Hospice
Bereavement Service Volunteer Training, St Francis Hospice
Assessing Risk: Learning to talk about suicide, Logos Therapy Services