Hello, I am Lynsey. I am a National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society Registered and Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am based in Lee on the Solent in Hampshire.
I offer face-to-face 'indoors' in my private consulting room in Fareham or 'outdoors' in Lee on the Solent as a walk-and-talk 'outdoor counselling' session. I also offer sessions online or via the telephone.
In the fast-paced world we live in sometimes what we need gets buried or becomes a little muffled by the needs and wants of others, and therefore, having the opportunity to be heard by someone who is on our side provides us with a solid foundation in which to explore ourselves and navigate our way through.
My extensive experience and diverse skill set is formed from the following experience:
Primary School Staff Counsellor - providing short-term, solution-focused therapy for teachers and school staff. Creating a safe and supportive space for educators to offload and explore their personal and professional challenges, ensuring they are supported and emotionally equipped to be present for the children in their care helping to to foster a positive environment for both teaching staff and students.
Anxiety UK - I am an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body. (Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here. Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here)
Bereavement Counselling - I have been supporting bereaved clients for 3 years, working at their own time and pace to process their loss and the intense feelings and the emotional and practical changes bereavement brings.
NHS - Alongside my practice, I worked supporting NHS staff well-being, with experience in offering proactive personalised stress management, anger, sleep and well-being coaching, consultancy, workshops and support.
Mind - As a Wellbeing Trainer and Coach I helped people better manage stress and increase mental well-being through positive change.
I am trained in a variety of styles and approaches including Person Centred, Transactional Analysis (TA), Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy and Motivational Interviewing that can be tailored to suit so we can ensure counselling works for you and what you need at that time.
I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate, am a Mental Health First Aider, am fully insured and I work adhering to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society Code of Ethics which can be found here.