Lindsey
ADHD/ASD COUNSELLOR 
COUPLES COUNSELLOR
TRAUMA THERAPIST 
GROUP FACILITATOR 

AWAITING ADHD ASSESSMENT
GRANDSON DIAGNOSED ADHD

Lindsey has always been passionate about helping people and in particular helping them find the ‘right path’ in their lives through counselling.

She became passionate about counselling initially as she adored the first counsellor she ever had and realised for the first time in her life what it felt like to be ‘cared for’ after living through a series of abusive relationships.

Lindsey had also struggled with addictions during her teenage years and her 20’s and felt abandoned by her family so having a supportive counsellor helped her to feel like a person in her own right and through therapy she became a new person and proud to be a single mother.

Lindsey realised that she had felt alone and an ‘outsider’ from her own family and not wanting others to feel like she had, she developed a passion for helping others who felt marginalised by society. Lindsey decided to join the prison service and helped male offenders who used drugs, struggled with addictions, were angry, constantly fighting and feeling rejected. Lindsey fought hard to  help these offenders feel like ‘they were worth it’ and that they did belong. Lindsey has continued to work as a prison officer for the last 20 years and as a registered counsellor in private practice for the last 10 years.

Lindsey’s therapy practice moved into groupwork in 2014 as she worked with serious violent female offenders as a group facilitator in the Therapeutic Community for 4 years.  This was challenging work as many offenders had been abused and neglected and displayed difficult behaviours to staff.  The employment involved working with ‘group dynamics’ such as scapegoating, bullying, re-enactments and projections.  However, the reward was huge as the offenders began to trust the staff and accept both the victim and perpetrator parts of themselves. At this time Lindsey studied two BA Degree modules at the Tavistock Centre in London on Women and Violence and Personality Disorder.

Lindsey’s private client practice has continued with further post-graduate study in attachment theory at the Wimbledon Guild and this has merged with listening to the body and working with ‘the body’ through the Polyvagal Theory and the vagus nerve.  Lindsey  has also worked with clients with dissociation and has  attended training with First Person Plural in 2020.  Lindsey is familiar with the pain and difficulties of working with different alters, abusive alters, introjects, child parts, the trauma of sexual abuse and ritual abuse. Lindsey has also attended training on sexual abuse and shame.

Lindsey’s passion is evolving as her grandson is diagnosed with ADHD and the sudden realisation that these traits have existed within her family for a long time.  Lindsey realises that her addictive relationships, addictions and daydreaming at school were a part of ADHD. Also her huge lack of self-worth and self-belief were a part of it too.  Becoming aware that her family have struggled with this for years is driving her to learn more about ADHD and to help others who live with this become more self-aware and accepting.

Lindsey is now aware now of how many clients she sees have traits of ADHD and is in the process of encouraging them to get a diagnosis.  Lindsey’s absolute passion now is that no child should have to suffer through school with ADHD and not have a diagnosis!

 

Qualifications

  • NVQ 1-3 Counselling Skills 2010
  • Foundation Degree Counselling Skills 2011
  • Bachelor of Honours Top Up Degree Counselling Skills 2013
  • Bachelor of Science Module: Developing a Shared understanding of Personality Disorder 2014
  • Bachelor of Science Module: Women and Violence 2015
  • Therapeutic Community Accredited Training Course 1,2,3 (Group Work Skills) 2016
  • Working with Couples – Basingstoke Counselling Service 2019
  • Current training in Counselling Supervision with Surrey Counselling Training

 

CPD

  • Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training 2015
  • Gwen Adshead Attachment in Therapeutic Communities and Early Trauma 2018
  • Understanding and working with individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Psychotherapy UK 2018
  • In conversation, switching and so much more Dissociative Identity Disorder Training 2020
  • Working with Shame- Brighton 2020
  • Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse – Surrey Counselling Training 2020
  • COVID 19 and Healthcare – Surrey Counselling Training 2020
  • Embodied Trauma Somatic Masterclass -Tony Buckley, Brighton 2020
  • The Polyvagal Theory – Tony Buckley, Brighton 2020
  • Retiring the Inner Critic – Nscience 2021
  • Working with Survivors of Childhood Abuse – Nscience 2021

 

Memberships

  • MBACP British Association Counsellors and Therapists    2011 – present
  • DSB Checked   2002

 

Lindsey
ADHD/ASD COUNSELLOR
COUPLES COUNSELLOR
TRAUMA THERAPIST
GROUP FACILITATOR

AWAITING ADHD ASSESSMENT
GRANDSON DIAGNOSED ADHD

Lindsey has always been passionate about helping people and in particular helping them find the ‘right path’ in their lives through counselling.

She became passionate about counselling initially as she adored the first counsellor she ever had and realised for the first time in her life what it felt like to be ‘cared for’ after living through a series of abusive relationships.

Lindsey had also struggled with addictions during her teenage years and her 20’s and felt abandoned by her family so having a supportive counsellor helped her to feel like a person in her own right and through therapy she became a new person and proud to be a single mother.

Lindsey realised that she had felt alone and an ‘outsider’ from her own family and not wanting others to feel like she had, she developed a passion for helping others who felt marginalised by society. Lindsey decided to join the prison service and helped male offenders who used drugs, struggled with addictions, were angry, constantly fighting and feeling rejected. Lindsey fought hard to  help these offenders feel like ‘they were worth it’ and that they did belong. Lindsey has continued to work as a prison officer for the last 20 years and as a registered counsellor in private practice for the last 10 years.

Lindsey’s therapy practice moved into groupwork in 2014 as she worked with serious violent female offenders as a group facilitator in the Therapeutic Community for 4 years.  This was challenging work as many offenders had been abused and neglected and displayed difficult behaviours to staff.  The employment involved working with ‘group dynamics’ such as scapegoating, bullying, re-enactments and projections.  However, the reward was huge as the offenders began to trust the staff and accept both the victim and perpetrator parts of themselves. At this time Lindsey studied two BA Degree modules at the Tavistock Centre in London on Women and Violence and Personality Disorder.

Lindsey’s private client practice has continued with further post-graduate study in attachment theory at the Wimbledon Guild and this has merged with listening to the body and working with ‘the body’ through the Polyvagal Theory and the vagus nerve.  Lindsey  has also worked with clients with dissociation and has  attended training with First Person Plural in 2020.  Lindsey is familiar with the pain and difficulties of working with different alters, abusive alters, introjects, child parts, the trauma of sexual abuse and ritual abuse. Lindsey has also attended training on sexual abuse and shame.

Lindsey’s passion is evolving as her grandson is diagnosed with ADHD and the sudden realisation that these traits have existed within her family for a long time.  Lindsey realises that her addictive relationships, addictions and daydreaming at school were a part of ADHD. Also her huge lack of self-worth and self-belief were a part of it too.  Becoming aware that her family have struggled with this for years is driving her to learn more about ADHD and to help others who live with this become more self-aware and accepting.

Lindsey is now aware now of how many clients she sees have traits of ADHD and is in the process of encouraging them to get a diagnosis.  Lindsey’s absolute passion now is that no child should have to suffer through school with ADHD and not have a diagnosis!

 

Qualifications

  • NVQ 1-3 Counselling Skills 2010
  • Foundation Degree Counselling Skills 2011
  • Bachelor of Honours Top Up Degree Counselling Skills 2013
  • Bachelor of Science Module: Developing a Shared understanding of Personality Disorder 2014
  • Bachelor of Science Module: Women and Violence 2015
  • Therapeutic Community Accredited Training Course 1,2,3 (Group Work Skills) 2016
  • Working with Couples – Basingstoke Counselling Service 2019
  • Current training in Counselling Supervision with Surrey Counselling Training

 

CPD

  • Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training 2015
  • Gwen Adshead Attachment in Therapeutic Communities and Early Trauma 2018
  • Understanding and working with individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Psychotherapy UK 2018
  • In conversation, switching and so much more Dissociative Identity Disorder Training 2020
  • Working with Shame- Brighton 2020
  • Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse – Surrey Counselling Training 2020
  • COVID 19 and Healthcare – Surrey Counselling Training 2020
  • Embodied Trauma Somatic Masterclass -Tony Buckley, Brighton 2020
  • The Polyvagal Theory – Tony Buckley, Brighton 2020
  • Retiring the Inner Critic – Nscience 2021
  • Working with Survivors of Childhood Abuse – Nscience 2021

 

Memberships

  • MBACP British Association Counsellors and Therapists    2011 – present
  • DBS Checked   2002