Lindsey’s clinical practice has developed over many years
of working within the NHS and in private practice. All her work is grounded in the Power Threat Meaning (PTM) Framework; this represents a move away from medicalised approaches (based on psychiatric diagnosis) towards thinking about distress as an integral part of being human. This approach is less about what is wrong with a person (or people); it focuses more on what has happened to them and and what they have had to do to cope.
Lindsey is committed to thinking about people in their context, be it family, school, community, workplace or society as a whole. She creates safe spaces for people to make sense of their unique life experiences; to tell their story and to develop it. Lindsey works in partnership with children, adolescents and adults to deliver therapy in creative, flexible ways that takes into account all the various aspects of, and influences on, a person’s life. She draws upon a range of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural and Narrative Therapies, Attachment Focused Therapies, Mentalisation, Family therapy models, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Compassion Focused approaches.
Some examples of why people might seek psychological help include struggles with:
- stress / anxiety / panic / obsessional problems
- low mood / depression
- problems associated with loss or change (bereavements, separation, divorce)
- issues related to adoption and fostering
- self harm
- attachment issues
- behavioral difficulties
- marital or family problems
- challenges of parenting
- feeding and sleeping problems and temper tantrums in little ones
- the "tasks of adolescence"
- problems with motivation, attention or focus
- living with illness and disability
- bullying / relationship problems
- problems associated with trauma
- work / employment issues