Latifa Lynch, Ad.Dip. Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy QUB
As a counsellor Latifa regularly sees young people and adults in distress due to disturbing or traumatic life experiences. Such disturbances can often create difficulties which seem insurmountable, bringing us to a place of confusion, loneliness and isolation. Counselling offers a confidential accepting environment where you will have the opportunity to talk freely about what is bothering you with someone who will neither judge nor offer advice.
As a person-centred counsellor Latifa places the client at the centre of the process. Her approach emphasises the formation of a sound therapeutic relationship where you will be supported to develop an understanding of what is happening for you. You will be supported to begin planning for and working toward change which facilitates moving away from unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving and develop new ways of relating to yourself and others.
“I am a fully qualified counsellor having studied counselling at Queens University in Belfast. I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and as such I abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice. I have gained specialist knowledge working with young people incorporating a broad range of issues including adolescent development, self-harm, suicidal ideation, bullying, relationship issues, low self-esteem, eating disorders, family difficulties and stress”
Latifa has also gained experience and knowledge working with adults from 18 years of age to some of the most elderly members of our community around issues such as loneliness and isolation, bereavement, separation & divorce, relationship issues, unemployment and work related issues, depression, anxiety, stress, sexuality, abuse, trauma and anger management.
She has trained as a therapeutic group facilitator and as such is equipped to deliver specialised group therapy in food related issues including disordered eating, support for the carer’s of eating disordered individuals as well as relaxation and stress management.
Areas of counselling:
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Separation and Divorce
Work related stress