Lynda's Training and Qualifications

I am a qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working in Poole, Bournemouth and Ringwood New Forest area.

I use a number of approaches: Person-Centred, Gestalt, TA, CBT and I provide both short and long term therapy.

As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

  • Counselling Skills Level 2
  • Counselling Studies Level 3
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
  • Diploma in CBT Level 5 Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic skills & theory
  • Couples Counselling Certificate
  • Advanced Training Couples in Conflict
I trained at Bournemouth & Poole College and at Redlands Counselling Training in Bournemouth. I am registered with a professional body BACP and as such, I receive regular supervision for a qualified supervisor and carry professional insurance. I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Counselling.

Before qualifying as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I worked as a Retails Manager in Sales, Customer Services and Training & Development. I have built a portfolio of transferable skills through a series of challenging and rewarding roles across a number of industries. I have an understanding of what it's like to be in and work in a pressured environment.