Mrs Lynda Britchford

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCSX134

Location: Southwell

Mates in Mind

I can help you improve how you feel about yourself, to feel more at ease, happier and confident. I can help you improve your relationships with others, and provide you with a safe, confidential space to explore your feelings and experiences. This can be long or short term dependent on your needs - there is no fixed rule, its about what you, as an individual, feel you need.

My private practice is based in Oxton, near Southwell. I offer confidential counselling to individuals.

I work with adults and teens over the age of 16. I work with people who are experiencing difficulties with..

Low self confidence
Depression
Anxiety
Sexual, Physical and Emotional abuse
Relationship or family issues
Employment difficulties
Bereavement and Loss
Anger management
Trauma.
Dissociation
Dissociative Identity Disorder

Trust, and integrity are very important to me, and I am strongly committed to offering my clients an honest, respectful, safe and confidential relationship in which to work together.

Beginning therapy can feel overwhelming and difficult, particularly if it is related to trauma. It can take time to feel safe and to build a trusting relationship in which you feel able to share things which you may not have spoken about before. I understand this, and commit to sitting with you in that space without the pressure of time limited therapy.

I recognise that as a client, its really important to feel that you connect with your therapist - I am able to offer you a free initial telephone conversation in which we can talk about why you are seeking therapy, and to decide whether you would like us to explore working together further.

* As an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, I abide by their code of practice. I have regular supervision, and have appropriate professional insurance.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Diploma In Higher Education (Nursing)

    Diploma In Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills

    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

    Transactional Analysis 101 certificate (Berne Institute)

    Foundation Certificate In Transactional Analysis (Berne Institute)

    Jan 2018: Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice (PODS)

    I am a dissociation friendly therapist, and a friend of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors).


    Continued Professional Development:

    Zero Suicide Alliance, Suicide Prevention Training (Online)
    Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (NHS Health Education England)

    Advanced certificate in working with children and young people (Berne Institute).

    I am currently in my second year of advanced clinical training, in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, which is Masters Level.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Family
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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