"CHANGE IS INEVITABLE,
GROWTH IS OPTIONAL"
SPECIALISING IN COUNSELLING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS
Feeling anxious is a normal and healthy emotion. However, when we have recurrent, intrusive thoughts or concerns it can get in the way of day to day living so that we find it hard to think rationally. Therapy can help change negative thinking empowering us to feel and see differently.
Suffering a loss and recovering from grief are some of the hardest things we may face. Grief can be complicated and having support is a key factor in coping with loss. Therapy can be helpful in moving forward in all types of grief and provide the guidance needed.
Depression can feel like a deep, internal emptiness that lingers under the surface whilst we pretend to the outside world everything is okay.
We can become isolated and disconnected from those we care about. Therapy can provide the support and guidance needed to find a way out of this fog.
There are many forms of abuse – they all result in behaviour that causes harm to another person. When we experience abuse, it can affect our self-esteem and confidence, triggering feelings of shame and fear of abandonment and rejection. Therapy can help survivors of abuse to overcome challenges and address symptoms.
LYN REED - COUNSELLOR
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and clinical supervisor
I provide a confidential, non-judgemental and person-centred approach to therapy
It is my belief that counselling can be life changing and empowering
I take the view the client is the expert and I provide guidance and support
I have worked in the caring professions for over 40 years
I have run my own successful private practice ‘Meeting Minds’ for over 9 years - counselling young people and adults (16+)
I have extensive experience of teaching in further education on mental health and self-care
I have delivered programmes through the NHS to tackle anxiety, stress and depression
Prof.Adv.Dip.PC (Chrysalis Courses)
Pg.Cert.in Clinical Supervision (Derby University)
Pg.Ad.Prof.Dip. in Social Work/Admin & CQSW (Manchester University)
B.A. (comb.hons) (Southampton University)
M.A. (by thesis) (Keele University)
I focus on anxiety, stress, depression, abuse, trauma, loss, loneliness and bereavement
I enjoy passing on my skills to student therapists who are planning to make counselling their choice of career
I bring a creative approach to my work through writing, art, narrative therapy
I am a regular contributor to counselling websites
GET IN TOUCH
Meeting Minds is based in the South Staffs/Walsall area, conveniently located about a mile from the M6.
07854 842 927 / 01922 410327
The consulting room is on the ground floor. I am available for day and evening appointments.
Therapy sessions duration: 50 minutes.
Supervision sessions duration: 90 minutes.
Do get in touch with any questions!