Hello and welcome

I am Lynda Gooby, a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. I offer counselling and psychotherapy from my private practice in Chelmsford, Essex. I have experience working with adults, young people and couples, offering both short term and long term therapy.

I can help you regain the power within you, and help you transform your life into a more fulfilling and positive one.

Are you confused about what you want from your life, and unable to make decisions? Would you like to find a way to break old, negative emotional or behavioral habits that prevent you from achieving what is right for you and get what you want out of life? Sometimes life can indeed become difficult and frustrating; however, there is no need for you to suffer alone. I am here to listen to you and to help you resolve and overcome all types of negative emotions and feelings.

  • Are you finding life stressful?
  • Are you experiencing difficulties in your personal or working life?
  • Are you having relationship problems?
  • Would you like to talk to someone in confidence?
Counselling could be the answer to help you move forward in your life.
Call for a free, confidential chat.

About Lynda

I am a fully qualified, experienced integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing individual time-limited and longer term counselling.

I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy.

I work with individuals and couples, on relationship issues, anxiety, depression and abuse issues amongst many other things.

I think it is important to tailor my approach to the needs of the individual as I do not believe that one approach is appropriate for everyone. As a counsellor, I will not tell you what to do or take control of your life. I will be non-judgmental, accept you unconditionally and will support you through your journey of self discovery, empowering you to take control of your life. I will provide a confidential and safe environment for you to work in.

I have worked at a local Hospice offering bereavement counselling for a number of years with adults of all ages and backgrounds. I also have experience of counselling children in both primary and secondary schools for a domestic violence organisation along with experience working with adults and couples in private practice.

In my previous career I worked as a business manager for a large corporate dental company, hence I have both experience and understanding of the impact of work place stress.

Confidentiality

I offer client confidentiality - No information is ever disclosed without the clients consent, except under legal obligations, for example child protection.

I work to a profession Code of Ethics (BACP Ethical Framework) You can check my registered membership with BACP at www.bacp.co.uk or Telephone 01455 883300 and quote my registration number 084796

I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society. You can check my accredited membership with NCS at www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org and quote my registration number NCS14-01191 or search by surname.

*The Accredited Voluntary Register scheme was set up by the Department of Health to ensure that the public are able to choose safe, ethical and competent professionals for their health and social care needs.

I work with a range of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Childhood trauma
  • Coping with illness & long term health conditions
  • Depression
  • Domestic abuse
  • Loss of direction in life
  • Low self-esteem
  • Phobias
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-confidence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stress
  • Work related problems

Qualifications and memberships

Diploma in Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapy

Practitioners Diploma in CBT:

  • Addictions
  • Personality disorders
  • Stress
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Solution focused brief Therapy
  • Anxiety and Depression

 

AQA Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  •  Therapeutic Practice
  •  Transactional Analysis
  •  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  •  Developing Practitioner

 

AQA Intermediate Certificate in Counselling

  • Counselling Skills
  • Working with Grief & Loss

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Certificate in Couples Counselling -
Integrative approach

Certificate in Transactional Analysis

Child Safeguarding Certificate ECC

Domestic Abuse Enhanced Awareness Certificate ECC

Certificate in Clinical Supervision

EFT Practitioner level 1 & 2

I am committed to continued professional development and regularly attend workshops, seminars and short courses to enhance my knowledge and keep up-to-date with today’s approaches.

I hold full professional liability insurance, an enhanced CRB and am in regular 1:1 and group supervision.

Services

The number of sessions required will vary from client to client. The initial session provides an opportunity for you to talk about what you are looking for from counselling and how best to meet your needs. If I am not the right person to be of assistance to you at this stage then I will endeavour to identify a suitable alternative option.

I offer both time limited (6-12 sessions) or open ended, long term counselling.

All sessions are for the therapeutic hour of 50 minutes and progress reviewed on a regular basis.

Individual Counselling

From £50 per session

Couples Counselling

From £65 per session

Relationships can become burdensome, conflicting and troublesome, and cause us to feel frustrated, despondent and sad. When this begins to happen, it is usually wise to address the issues before they become worse. Unfortunately, most couples usually turn a blind eye and brush their troubles under the carpet until the problems worsen and become unbearable. When this happens, on last resort, if help like couples counselling is not advanced, then unfortunately the inevitable outcome is usually a separation. Sadly, most separations are very unpleasant and, cause much pain to both parties and their families. To avoid such horrible circumstances from occurring, more often than not requires talking therapy to help you both decide the best way forward.

Hypnotherapy with therapeutic intervention

From £65 per session

Please enquire for smoking cessation and weight management fees

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel an appointment for any reason please let me have as much notice as possible. If you are unable to give at least 48 hours notice however, there will be a cancellation charge of the normal fee for the session.

Contact

Please call or email me to arrange a convenient, confidential appointment. My practice is located in Great Waltham, Chelmsford, with easy access to nearby roadside parking.

Please be assured all communication will be treated in the strictest of confidence. If I return your call and leave a message it will be discrete.

Call: 07824 099290