Lynsey Wellington

 
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1992 was the beginning of an interesting and varied pathway of Counselling and Psychotherapy training, which continues to this present moment.  As a young person I had been troubled with demons of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and poor sense of self-worth.  Post-natal depression and an unbelievably uncomfortable experience of counselling helped me to decide in later years to train as a counsellor myself.  Starting with listening and counselling skills, I went on to train in Integrative Models in Cheltenham, Psychosynthesis in London, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Clinical Supervision, Coaching/Training and Mindfulness.

At the end of 2002, I was fortunate enough to secure a contract with Gloucestershire County Council and through Supporting People specialising in Housing Related Support and Substance Misuse for those suffering from addiction and mental health problems.  However, it was a brief training in “Mindfulness for Counsellors” in 2007 that I established a personal practice of meditation. By 2013 and working for a substance misuse charity as a countywide manager, I became aware just how beneficial Mindfulness was proving to be, not only personally, but the remarkable evidence of recovery enjoyed by many of the Peer Mentors I was working with and who were receiving Mindfulness Training as part of a recovery programme.

A CQC Care Quality Commission Report was carried out on the charitable service 2016 and I was proud to receive the following appraisal of my work:

‘The service operated a peer mentor scheme to provide the opportunity for former clients to give extra support to existing clients. This provided the volunteers with training and experience working within drug and alcohol services that potentially led to employment opportunities for them. The standard of support given to the peer mentors by the service was of a very high standard. This enabled peer mentors to progress through the training programme and provide invaluable support to clients from people who had experienced substance misuse services.’

By the end of 2016 the charity lost the public health contract and my role was redundant.  So, before retirement beckons, I decided to start all over again, using transferable skills and a whole heap of knowledge and life experience, returning to Private Practice and new challenges and opportunities in life.  

During the last 2 years I have dedicated my time to study with the Mindful Academy in Denia, volunteering at Oxford Mindfulness Centre and working to help others in the community to learn the art of Mindfulness on a one to one basis, through groups, courses and workshops in the workplace and public domain to promote positive Mental Health and Well Being. 

Lynsey is also a qualified Clinical Supervisor and complies with BACP Ethical Framework.

 

Oxford Mindfulness Centre

MBCT for Life

January 2019

 

 

Oxford Mindfulness Centre

Readiness to Teach in The Workplace

March 2018

 

The Mindful Academy Solterreno Spain

TTR 2 Teacher Training 200hours

February 2018

 

The Mindful Academy Solterreno Spain

TTR1 Teacher Training 100 hours

June 2017

Mindful Academy Solterreno Spain 

TTR1 Teacher Training

June 2017

Open Awards

Field of Study Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

2016 Grade Certificate 

Malvern Mindfulness

MBSR

September 2016

Turning Point

Mindfulness Train the Trainer

August 2016

EDI - Human Performance (Federation Drug Alcohol Professionals FDAP)

Field of Study Level 3 Supervisory Management and Leadership Techniques

2011 Grade Certificate

Royal Forest of Dean College

Field of Study CBT Supervision Generic and Specific Competencies 

2010 Grade Certificate 

Royal Forest of Dean College

Field of Study Schema Focused Therapy - part 2 Treatment Strategies 

2009 Grade level 5 Certificate 

Royal Forest of Dean College

Field of Study CBT Advanced Applications of CBT and Schema-Focused Therapy

2008 – 2009 Grade Level 5 

Create Change Now

Field of Study Time Line Therapy Master Practitioner Training 

2006 – 2007 Grade Certificate 

International NLP Trainers Association via Quest for Excellence

Field of Study Neuro-Linguistic Programming 

Certified Master Practitioner of the Art and Science of NLP

2005 -2007 Grade Certificate

Carmarthenshire College

Field of Study Mindfulness for Counsellors 

2006 Grade Certificate of Attendance

Tom Silver Institute of Scientific and Clinical Hypnotherapy

Field of Study Advanced Scientific Hypnotherapy 

2006 Grade Diploma Certificate

Create Change Now

Field of Study Clinical Hypnosis 

2006 Grade Certificate 

NLP World

Field of Study Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, Hypnotherapy 

2003 -2005 Grade Certified Practitioner Certificate 

GlosCat

Field of Study Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork Skills 

1999 – 2000 Grade OCR Certificate 

Psychosynthesis Education Trust

Field of Study Principles and Practice of Psychosynthesis Therapy 

One Year Professional Development Course - 120 hours of theoretical and clinical training

2000 Grade Certificate