About Me

So, what am I like? Well, I am a fairly down-to-earth Yorkshire woman, who likes the simple things in life - time with loved ones and friends, time alone up on the moors or by the coast and enjoying beautiful Yorkshire scenery, and watching the birds and squirrels in the garden. I have come into the counselling profession later on in life, after some years in admin/PA type of work, and found working voluntarily as a Counsellor so rewarding that I have now chosen it as my career.


Professionally, I am a fully-qualified and experienced Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist, being an Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) with a First Class Honours degree in Counselling Studies from the University of Leeds. I work to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a qualified practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) which is a recognised treatment for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and can be useful for helping those who have suffered one-off major trauma, repeated trauma such as abuse, and also helping those with phobias. I have a number of years' experience in working in general counselling and private practice, where I have helped clients with many issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, childhood sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts.

Additional areas in which I have a particular interest are loss and bereavement. (I have worked as a Cruse Bereavement Care Counsellor and Supervisor, and in a Hospice helping patients and their families come to terms with the prognosis of terminal illness, and in subsequent grief work.) I am also very interested in the effects of neonatal death on surviving twins.
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Some comments from clients I have seen...
"Thank you for giving me the support and courage to look back over the last 30 years to accept all that’s happened, good and bad, to get me to this point in my life. Most of all Lin, thanks for caring."

"Thank you for valuing me and helping me smile again."

"Counselling has helped me become stronger."
"My counsellor has been amazing and I will miss her, she has challenged my thoughts and thinking."

"Counselling has helped me gain more confidence and have a voice instead of hiding."

"I now have insight and understanding into how I respond in situations, have recognised unhelpful patterns of thinking and developed tools to help me to recognise these and respond in more helpful ways!!"
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