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Lin Travis
Accredited and Registered Counsellor in Stroud

Accredited and Registered Counsellor Lin Travis

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Full address provided upon booking, Graces Field
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 4EN

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes
  • Weekday Evenings
  • Weekends

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Professional Title

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) and Registered Counsellor

Summary

Counselling and Psychology in Stroud

  • Individual £40 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £50 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Cheque, Paypal
Languages: English

Issues Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Stress
  • Substance Dependence


Therapies

  • Counselling
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy


Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • BUPA
  • CIGNA
  • PruHealth
  • WPA



Gender

Female

More Detail

Over 5 Years Post-Accreditation Experience

Hi. I am Lin Travis. I'm an accredited and registered counsellor - I support individuals and couples with their mental wellbeing. I have private and public sector experience as a counsellor. My interest includes abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and relationship problems, as well as the particular challenges experienced by transgender people.

What to Expect

An introductory assessment meeting allows you to discover if you are comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and determine if therapy could help you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange a preliminary assessment session in Stroud.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT concentrates on how your thoughts affect your emotions and behaviour. It identifies and addresses unhelpful thoughts which maintain the issues you encounter. The aim of CBT is for you to experience healthier thoughts and emotions.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) suggests cognitive behavioural therapy for depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), self harm and substance dependence.

Counselling

Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You decide what issue regarding your childhood or adult life you discuss. An aim of counselling is to help you to talk about a difficulty and find a solution that is appropriate for you.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy centres on the unconscious causes of the problems you experience. It facilitates you in becoming conscious of parts of your internal dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy seeks to enhance your self-comprehension to give you choices.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends psychodynamic therapy for depression, self harm and substance dependence.

Psychology

Psychology is interested in you and your mind, feelings and actions. It offers you psychological interventions and mental health support. The intention of psychological therapies is to help you ease symptoms.

Thoughts on Mental Health

Psychodynamic therapy is a relational approach, which prioritises establishing a good therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client. This helps in creating a safe space, where difficult feelings can be more easily contained, managed and worked on. It may look at past events, and repeating patterns of behaviour in your past and present that cause you problems in your day-to-day life. In bringing these more into your awareness, psychodynamic therapy can help you make more sense of things and gain a deeper understanding of yourself. This could be thought of as a kind of clearing away of obstacles, allowing you to get on with your life more easily, less weighed down by the past. It can help in containing and managing difficult feelings, so that you may feel less compelled to turn to substances, more in control of your feelings and yourself. It can also help in uncovering and working on underlying issues, making recovery not only more achievable but also more sustainable for the longer term.
Read More: Psychodynamic therapy as a treatment for substance dependence
This simple exercise can aid relaxation and concentration. Even 3 or 4 minutes can make a difference; and be really helpful in relieving stress both at home and at work. Breathing naturally and gently, bring your attention to how your belly expands a little as you breathe in and contracts again as you breathe out. (Putting the palm of your hand on your belly can help you focus.) Try to keep your attention on breathing from your belly. Notice when your attention begins to wander - as it will - and gently bring it back to your breathing again. However busy your day, it's not difficult to fit this in and can be so beneficial.
Read More: Therapists explain breathing and relaxation techniques you can use at home and work
At times, redundancy and financial problems may trigger feelings of depression. Even wanted and planned redundancies involve adjusting to new circumstances, and so a loss of the old and familiar. You want to be able to pay the bills, perhaps to be a provider for others, or you may feel you have a certain role or standing in the community. However your ability to do these things can be threatened by redundancy and financial pressures. This can affect your self-confidence and may lead to depression.
Read More: Look out for life events that can lead to depression, say therapists

Clinical Qualifications

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor since February 2011 (Registered since December 2012)
  • Post Graduate Diploma
    Psychodynamic Counselling
    University of Brighton (UK)
    September 2007
  • Bachelor of Economic and Social Studies Degree with Second Class Honours Division Two
    Social Philosophy
    University of Wales and University College of Swansea (UK)
    July 1995
  • Bachelor of Science with Third Class Honours
    Psychology
    University of London (UK)
    August 1975

I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Cainscross, Stroud, Rodborough, Whiteshill, Randwick, Pitchcombe, Bagpath, Thrupp, Woodchester, King's Stanley, Houndscroft, Slad, Stroud Green, Leonard Stanley, Brimscombe, Amberley, Harescombe, Painswick, Eastcombe, Haresfield

Nearest Train Stations

  • Stroud (Gloucestershire) (0.6 miles)
  • Stonehouse (2.1 miles)
  • Cam and Dursley (5.8 miles)
  • Gloucester (8.1 miles)
  • Kemble (10.3 miles)
  • Cheltenham Spa (11.7 miles)
  • Lydney (13 miles)
  • Yate (16.7 miles)
  • Ashchurch for Tewkesbury (18.1 miles)
  • Chepstow (20.3 miles)


Wheelchair access: Yes

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Updated 03 February 2016


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