Hello, my name is Lin and I am a UKCP Registered and I offer psychotherapy and supervision using Transactional Analysis. This page has information to help you decide if I’m someone that you think might be able to help you.
How I work
Often when people first come to see me they want to feel better so I focus on how the problem is getting in the way today and work with you to find ways of dealing with life on a day to day basis more resourcefully. If it is relevant we’ll also look at the past to work out how your history might be part of what is going on today. As each person who comes to see me has a unique set of problems and their own way of reacting to them I think this needs an individual approach to their therapy. As there are lots of different ways we can work together, one of the things I will do is make creative suggestions about how we might approach your problems. For example, as well as sitting and talking in some cases this might mean leaving the building and going out for a walk, (see outdoor therapy), using objects or art materials if it seems like it might help.
I offer a free 20 minute telephone assessment as a chance for us both to find out more about each other.
I’ve worked with people who are depressed, anxious and stressed, have experienced abuse, having relationship problems, or difficulties overcoming experiences in their past, difficult feeling, unwelcome memories or obsessive thoughts. I also work with couples and families.
Qualifications and Experience
I have the Certificate in Transactional Analysis (CTA)(P). This is a worldwide qualification conferred by the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). I have a Master of Science in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling from Middlesex University.
I am also endorsed as a TA supervisor and trainer (PTSTA (P) and I hold a Level V award in Leadership from the Institute of Leadership and Management and an honours degree from Trent Polytechnic.
I am a registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) which is the governing body for psychotherapy in the UK and maintains a register of qualified psychotherapists. I am also a member of UKATA and adhere to its code of ethics and professional practice
I have been working in private practice in Chesterfield since 2005. I have provided a staff counselling service at a further education college and provided counselling from a GP’s surgery. I have also provided counselling and psychotherapy on a voluntary basis at a charity that supports women who have experienced domestic violence.
I have worked in business for nearly twenty years managing and leading teams and have trained and taught in adult education. I have written articles for publication and deliver seminars and personal development events on a regular basis. I am Co Director of the TA Training Organisation based in Leeds which provides training in transactional analysis.