• Lynda Rawlins Counsellor & Psychotherapist

    I am a qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working in Poole, Bournemouth, Ringwood and New forest area. I use a number of different theoretical approaches: Person-Centred, Gestalt, TA, CBT and I provide both short and long term therapy.
    As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject t the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.
  • Life can be challenging at times...

    It really can. And it is often difficult to find a space to work through the emotions that lifes experiences bring.
    Sometimes old wounds can emerge for healing and bring with them conflicts, memories and painful feelings that can have an impact on our daily lives.
    Counselling can give you the space to work through issues that are potentially difficult to bring to friends and family. Giving yourself the space and time to work through issues can help you reach inside and find a new way forward.
    How does it work?
    The duration of counselling can take a few short months to longer, depending on the circumstances, but I am willing to work at your pace.
    As your Counsellor I offer a safe and confidential environment to help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour related to your life experiences.
    It's when our thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour cause distress, become self-defeating or we struggle to make sense of them or unravel them that Counselling may be beneficial.
    As an Integrative Counsellor I adapt my approach to suit my client's needs; enabling change in the most valuable way possible.

    Who is this for?

    In my current practice I work with people who have various problems in their life such as feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety or anger, depression, feeling lots of conflicting emotions. Some might have sexual difficulties and problems with relationships which can affect all aspects of their life.
    Other people might present for counselling with an addiction or they might seek therapy because of the ending of a relationship or after losing a loved one through bereavement.
    Many people feel they have no one who can listen to them and help them when feeling emotionally overwhelmed, no one they can trust to confide in, especially with such tender issues that need time, attention and careful consideration.

    What's the outcome?

    Counselling and Psychotherapy are about making an investment in yourself to help you to be a more effective and contented person.
    Counselling deals with short-term immediate issues of more recent origin, while psychotherapy deals with long-term issues which need in-depth processing.
    I work using both methods, giving you the freedom to allow your issues to unravel at your own pace.
    Genuine and lasting change can take time to emerge.
    I believe that each person is unique and, as a counsellor and psychotherapist I seek to enable people to come to a place of permanent, positive change and freedom in their daily lives.
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  • Client Comments

    "Occasionally, you meet someone in your life that makes you sit up and think; I was blessed to meet Lynda. Lynda turned my negative thoughts into positive, allowing me to look at my difficult situation in a different light. She gave me closure on the past, put my life in perspective and gave me hope for the future; little steps... I would highly recommend Lynda as a counsellor, without hessitation, she helped me to change my life and for that I will be eternally grateful".
    "Lynda helped me when I was going through a really difficult patch at work and in my home relationships. I never realised how much counselling would help me to feel more positive and in control of my future. Thank you Lynda, I am recommending you to my friends who I know will benefit from your help"
    "Thank you Lynda for supporting me through a very difficult time in my life. I feel that your understanding and encouragement has allowed me to explore my difficulties in a safe environment which has helped me to put my issues into perspective and move on with my life. I wish you well in your continued good work and am grateful for having you in my corner. Your input has been invaluable."
    “Lynda enabled me to make decisions in an important crossroads in my life and I am now living out the rewards of these sessions. Lynda is a caring counsellor in a supportive atmosphere. She is good at highlighting important aspects that I had not acknowledged or seen. I would fully recommend Lynda as a counsellor.”
    "Thank you Lynda for your help and guidance and making me realise some valuable things to take on with me."
     "Counselling with Lynda has been a constant support and allowed me to look at my situation more logically ,be kind to myself and not beat myself up. Lynda has inspired me to carry on during the tough times and not give up"
    "Although I was nervous about talking through some problems about which I was quite embarrassed, Lynda helped set me quickly at ease. With her warm and friendly persona I didn't find it difficult to be open and honest about how I was feeling. She helped me reach some very important conclusions for which I had been searching for sometime. Thank you Lynda."
    "How counselling helped me? It gave me time to deal with stuff I already thought I had dealt with, to get to the root of the main problem without pressure, also to help find the real me and give me the strength of confidence to go out and grow on a new journey as a clean soul. I once thought I was damaged goods, counselling taught me that I'm not on my own and was just a little broken, but slowly with time and patience, I feel like the pieces came together and I know there's always help out there if I need it."
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    A confidential and caring service in time of need and emotional crisis. Counselling can support you on your journey to happiness.

  • Get in touch

    To ask a question, find out more about my services or to arrange a free consultation, then enter your details in the form below.

    (Or feel free to call or text me on 07748 971 492)

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2.1 The Website may provide communication tools such as email, bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums and/or other message or communication facilities ("the Services") designed to enable you to communicate with others. Unless stated otherwise the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use only.

3.1 We are concerned about the safety and privacy of our users, particularly children. Parents who wish to allow their children access to and use of the Website/Services should supervise such access and use. By allowing your child access to the Services you are allowing your child access to all of the Services, including email, bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums and/or other message or communication facilities. It is therefore your responsibility to determine which Services are appropriate for your child. Always use caution when revealing personally identifiable information about yourself or your children via any of the Services.

4.1 We are committed to responsible data management and subscribe to the principals of the data protection legislation in the United Kingdom and Eurpoe. We are committed to maintaining the privacy of our users and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you. If you register for any of the Services you will be asked to provide basic personal information. The information provided by you is not available for sale. The information is used solely for notifying you of changes or updates to the Website/Services.
4.2 You can learn more about our approach to privacy here in our privacy policy: http://www.lyndarawlinscounselling.co.uk?open=privacy-policy 

5.1 If a particular Service requires you to open an account you will be required to complete the registration process by providing certain information and registering a username and password for use with that Service. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password and also for all activities which take place under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security. In no event will Lynda Rawlins Counselling be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your username and/or password. You may not use another person´s account at any time, without the express permission of the account holder.

6.1 You acknowledge that all information, text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other materials ("the Content"), whether posted publicly or transmitted privately, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. We do not control or endorse the Content and cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and you acknowledge that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive and/or indecent.
Lynda Rawlins Counselling will not be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind resulting from the use of any Content transmitted via the Services and you agree to bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy or completeness of such Content.

6.2 In using the Website/Services you agree not to:

6.2.1 use the Services to send junk email, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise;
6.2.2 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that is defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, threatening, abusive, harassing or unlawful;
6.2.3 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards any person or group on account of their race, religion, disability, nationality or otherwise;
6.2.4 threaten, abuse, disrupt, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
6.2.5 use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright,trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;
6.2.6 make available or upload files that contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data thatmay damage the operation of the computer or property of another;
6.2.7 collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses;
6.2.8 advertise or offer to buy or sell goods or services for any commercial purpose, unless such communication facility specifically allows such messages;
6.2.9 impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;
6.2.10 violate any applicable laws or regulations;
6.2.11 use the Website/Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website/Services or interfere with any other party´s use and enjoyment of the Website/Services;
6.2.12 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or confidential information disclosed in the course of employment or under a confidentiality agreement);
6.2.13 attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the Services, other accounts,computer systems or networks connected to the Website/Services through hacking, password mining or any other means.

6.3 We have no obligation to monitor the Services but shall be entitled to review materials posted to a communications facility and, at our sole discretion, to remove any material that breaches these Terms and Conditions or is otherwise objectionable.

7.1 We have the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Services at any time,without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. We may also at any time, at our sole discretion, discontinue the Website/Services or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Website/Services.

8.1 The Website/Services may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that Lynda Rawlins Counselling is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

9.1 You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United Kingdom or the country in which you reside (if different) and with all local laws and rules regarding acceptable use of and conduct on the Internet.

10.1 The Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text,graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website and the Services)are protected by copyright, trade marks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws. In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the contents solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.

10.2 Lynda Rawlins Counselling does not claim ownership of any materials you post, upload or submit to any publicly accessible area of the Services. However, by doing so you are granting us a world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publicly display, edit, translate or publish such Content for as long as you elect to display such Content via the Services. The licence shall be terminated when such Content is deleted from the Services.

11.1 You agree to indemnify and hold Lynda Rawlins Counselling harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and any claim or demand brought against Lynda Rawlins Counselling by any third party arising out of your use of the Services and/or any Content submitted, posted or transmitted through the Services, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by Lynda Rawlins Counselling in consequence of your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

12.1 Use of the Website/Services is at your own risk. The Website/Services are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

12.2 To the extent permitted by law,Lynda Rawlins Counselling will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website/Services.

12.3 Lynda Rawlins Counselling makes no warranty that the Website/Services will meet your requirements, that Content will be accurate or reliable, that the functionality of the Website/Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website/Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

12.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of Lynda Rawlins Counselling for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Lynda Rawlins Counselling.

12.5 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

13.1 If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

14.1 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


Lynda Rawlins Counselling
C/O 91 Commercial Road
BH14 0JD

Email: lyndarawlinscounselling@gmail.com

Got a question about your privacy on this site? The Data Controller for this website is Lynda Rawlins, and you can email them on lyndarawlinscounselling@gmail.com

www.lyndarawlinscounselling.co.uk is a trading style of Lynda Rawlins Counselling, C/O 90 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JD. Lynda Rawlins Counselling provides a range of counselling services to clients. We respect your data and will always manage it, in a way in which we would want our own personal data to be managed. We believe in the GDPR and will comply with all requirements at all times.

On this website, we may collect the following information:

Information you provide to us:
- Your Name
- Your Email Address
- Your Telephone Number
- An initial "Contact Message" from you

Information we collect automatically:
- IP address
- Cookies
- Tracking behaviour

We may use your personal information for a range of reasons:

- Your Name (So we can correctly identify you when communicating with you)
- Your email address (So we can contact you via email, to discuss your situation)
- Your telephone number (So we can contact you via telephone, to discuss your situation)
- Your IP Address (So we know if you have visited our website before)
- Cookies (So we can show you content based on your behaviour on our website)
- Tracking behaviour (So we can measure how well the site is performing)

We do this so we can:
- Provide information and services to current and potential clients
- Comply with GDPR regulations
- Comply with the law
- To communicate with you about our services
- To protect the rights of third parties as well as our own

You have the right to control website cookies. 
We use cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. This is standard practice for all websites. Cookies are essential for helping us deliver a high quality website, and some cookies collect information about behaviour on the website. By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies on your own web browser or refrain from using the site.

You have the right to unsubscribe from any marketing emails.
To do this, simply select the "Unsubscribe" link in the footer of any or our marketing emails. Alternatively, please contact us on lyndarawlinscounselling@gmail.com with a clear request to be removed from marketing emails, and we will action this within 30 working days. 

You have the right to access, update, export or request deletion (right to be forgotten) of your personal data.
To do this, please contact us on lyndarawlinscounselling@gmail.com with clear instructions and we will facilitate your request within 30 days.

You have the right to complain about how we have used your data. To do this, you can either:
- Contact us directly on lyndarawlinscounselling@gmail.com
- Contact the Data Protection Authority here:http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm  

You have the right to be notified if your data has been breached
We will notify you without undue delay in any situations where your data has been breached.

To provide clients with online digital solutions, we use third party platforms to build the technology and store your data.

This may include:

Fresh Labs Digital - Read more about their privacy policy here:

If you do not agree with any of these policies, you must refrain from using this site. If at any time you decide you no longer want your details to be shared/stored with these third party companies, you must invoke your right to be forgotten by contacting lyndarawlinscounselling@gmail.com

We use reasonable administrative, logical, physical and managerial measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorised access, use and modification. 
These measures are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risks of processing your personal information.
These measures include:
- Password protecting access to any stored personal data
- Only collecting the minimum amount of data required to provide our products or services
- Completing annual data audits to ensure any data not being used within the previous 6 months is deleted
- Only working with GDPR compliant third party platforms and services
- Restricting access to your data, only to Lynda Rawlins Counselling employees, or with law enforcement as required
- Requiring you to verify / authenticate your identity before updating or sharing your data with you

To comply with the law, if your data does get breached, we are required to notify the supervisory authority within 24 hours, in accordance with our internal data breach reporting process. We will also notify you without undue delay.

If you have any questions or requests about your data on this site, then please contact us on lyndarawlinscounselling@gmail.com
Please note, to action any request to process your data, we may need to authenticate your identity before fulfilling your request. This may initially require you confirm account specific information, or where this is inadequate, proof of identity may be required.

Last updated 10 June 2018