As we start a new year, make a resolution to give attention to your mental health – our Integrative Counsellor Lindsay Chavasse has a Special New Year Offer to help you with this


As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, millions around the world embarked on a ritual of self-reflection and aspiration, setting resolutions to better themselves in the coming year.

While traditional resolutions often focus on physical health and lifestyle changes, potentially the cornerstone to personal growth and happiness actually lies in the quality of our mental health. But it is our mental health that we often overlook and leave to the bottom of our priority list.



Special New Year Offer – 10% Off

During the months of January and February 2024, I am offering a 10% discount on all new consultations. If you book 6 sessions and pay for these in advance, you will receive 10% discount off the whole block.

As we start the New Year, this could be just the right time for you to prioritise your mental health to make it more robust and fit for purpose for the year ahead and beyond.


Impact on our lives

Early trauma, unhelpful thinking habits, low-level anxiety and depression all take an enormous toll on our lives, our relationships and sometimes our productivity.

According to the Health and Safety Executive report, stress, depression or anxiety accounted for more than 17.1 million absent days from the workplace by individuals in 2022/23. That doesn’t account for the days those individuals struggled when in work or at home.


UK mental health charity Mind reports that:

  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year
  • 1 in 14 people will self-harm
  • 1 in 15 people will attempt suicide in their lifetime.

These figures are thought to be conservative estimates.

Despite growing awareness there remains a stigma attached to mental health discussions. Many people hesitate to address their mental wellbeing, fearing judgement. However, embracing these challenges is a step towards a better life – helping you, for example, to improve relationships, reduce stress, cope with loss and alleviate anxiety.



Power of Talking Therapy

Within my work, I clearly see how clients can benefit from talking therapies. I am an integrative therapist and I work in a solution focused and psychoeducational way.

Particularly when using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), clients can learn a new healthier way of thinking which impacts on how they feel and then behave.

How CBT Works

  • CBT is a collaborative therapy, so I work with my clients to achieve mutually agreed goals and outcomes.
  • CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings and your actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative cycle.
  • It will show you how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
  • Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. Although those past issues can shape how you may think and feel today, CBT looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
  • When we are low or upset, we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works to help us notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so we can feel better.
  • CBT is an evidenced based form of treatment and is recommended in the NHS NICE Guidelines for people with low-level anxiety and depression.
  • It is a very practical type of therapy and can also be successfully used by individuals who are not normally comfortable talking about their emotions.
  • CBT also works well with young people and can plot a course for healthier thinking habits and positive process throughout their lives. By working in a psychoeducational way, young clients learn positive coping mechanisms for any issues they may face.


Take advantage of Lindsays’ 10% Off New Year Offer – for all first appointments, or for a whole block of 6 paid in advance before 29th February 


To book an appointment with Lindsay Chavasse, call 0117 3771186 or email: