Counselling in Brighouse – COVID 19, lockdown edition.
Counselling changed my life. I decided to qualify as a counsellor in the hope that I can share the wealth of knowledge counselling has given to me.
Face to face interaction is what I am about. I am a people person, (which is beneficial as I’m shocking at admin and project management) so I just do my best to understand interaction, relationships and feelings with the hope I can help my clients understand them too.
I’m a big fan of resources, articles and studying theories or ideas related to counselling and psychology but I am THE biggest fan of the use of humility and humour (possibly some swearing) in the therapy room. I am real. I have felt the lowest of the low and dragged myself through some fairly hefty emotional turmoil and mental torture to be the 100% fully functioning image of perfection that I am today.
Of-course I am joking about being 100% perfection, what is 100% anyway? We are human beings, unfortunately maths is one of my downfalls too, but I do know that none of us can be 100% of anything! It is ok not be ok. The point I am making here is: we therapists, counsellors and psychologists just try to get it, we try to understand you so you can understand you, with the hope that there is some freedom and growth from finding yourself that can silence the confused, sometimes fearful and doubtful thoughts you may hear yourself repeating.
So COVID comes along and puts a stop to face to face interaction for the time being. However, this does not mean you cannot seek some guidance or a listening ear from a therapist. So if you’d like to talk or learn about feeling down or worthless, parenting or any doubts surrounding your ability as a parent, how you look or feel, your parents and upbringing, stress, overthinking or constant worry, relationships, career/job, infidelity or trust issues or the over use of sometimes seriously bad language (is that just me?), feeling lost or not quite knowing who you are what direction to take next, then a counsellor might be just what you need.
This only means we now have to take our sessions online, via telephone/videocall or outside. Walking therapy is a fantastic alternative in the current situation, especially good for stress, depression, sleep issues, gaining clarity and decision making.
I am not a technical whizz but I will try to accommodate your choice of media to the best of my ability. If there is a way I can offer you the pearls of wisdom I have been gifted by other therapists, tutors, peers, books, blogs, articles and worksheets; I am more than happy to do so. I have availability from Monday afternoon through to Saturday morning and you can contact me via text, email, whatsapp or telephone.
For my contact details please see the ‘contact us’ page of our website elementstherapies.co.uk
Thanks for reading - Lynsey
- Anxiety - Relationships
- Stress - Self-awareness
- PMT/PMDD - Depression
- Self-esteem - Negative thoughts
- Confidence - gambling problems
I began my counselling journey by undertaking counselling myself and upon feeling more like me, I become a volunteer; progressing into facilitating groupwork and eventually counselling.
I have since been a counsellor in a doctors surgery and more recently with staff in schools as well as offering Lego intervention to children.
I work as a counsellor for Gamcare, working with problem gambling related issues.
I facilitate groupwork organised and developed by the Elements team and also more recently we have been delivering these to the service users at Surestart.
Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Adult Safeguarding
Licensed Lego Therapy facilitator
Mental Health First Aid
Working with problem gambling