Lyndsay Roberts Rayne BA (Hons) MA UKCP
My name is Lyndsay Roberts Rayne and I run London Eating Disorder Therapy.
When working with a therapist I believe that a key ingredient to the success of the work is the relationship you can build together. I bring warmth, spontaneity and creativity to my work with clients and believe that the most healing part of therapy is the relationship created during this process. My approach engages the client in an exploration of their life on an intellectual, emotional and spiritual level and clients are offered space to share difficult feelings in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Eating Disorder sufferers often need a specific form of therapy and as an integrative therapist I draw on many different approaches to be able to tailor the therapy to the needs of the client which may change and develop as the therapy progresses. This includes helping clients to understand the emotional aspects of their illness as well as more practical approaches that support changing behaviours around food. Whilst there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ therapy session, working with me is most likely to include conversation which warmly supports your exploration around your illness as well as helping you make sense of your behaviour in many aspects of your life. I’m a creative therapist, and will always look for ways in which we can work better together, challenging you to build a greater awareness of yourself, your world and your relationships.
As a qualified Arts Psychotherapist, I find that supporting clients to articulate their feelings through image making often leads to a much deeper understanding of issues. No previous experience or artistic skill is necessary to make use of this powerful way of working and I will fully support you in your exploration of yourself through the use of art.
I have a Masters degree in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education and am a fully accredited member of the UKCP. I currently work as a Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist for a Central London Eating Disorders Clinic and have previously held Arts Psychotherapist positions in 3 separate NHS trusts providing individual and group psychotherapy and for a London based charity with clients who have survived sexual abuse and trauma. I am currently studying for a Diploma in Creative Supervision at The London Centre for Psychodrama.
I have a degree from Oxford University in English Literature and have combined my love of horses and psychotherapy by undertaking EAGALA’s training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Before training to be a psychotherapist I worked in theatre and the arts for many years and have a particular interest in working therapeutically with those working in the performing arts.
If you’ve never experienced it before, therapy can be a bewildering process. I like to work in a way that helps people take responsibility for their own recovery, whilst providing them with all the tools necessary for them to do this. This means I’ll be working with you to explore all aspects of your self so that you understand the emotional reasons behind your eating disorder and how best to move forwards towards the life you want for yourself.
Whilst most people enter therapy with me to receive help with their eating disorder, I believe that there is so much more to you than your illness. I will help you explore all aspects of your life so that you gain greater self-esteem and confidence in who you are and who you want to become. I also offer a practical approach to eating and food, re-establishing a more intuitive way of eating that so that you become reacquainted with your body’s need for food and natural hunger.
I offer individual sessions lasting 50 minutes, which are held at the same time and place each week. For those needing more support, extra sessions are available by arrangement. I also work closely with a leading outpatient clinic for Eating Disorders and as such can offer my clients access to group therapy.
Initial assessment sessions are charged at £100 with subsequent sessions costing £95.
My clinic is located in a very convenient Central London location near Oxford Circus tube, easily accessible by public transport and is suitable for disabled access.
I have found that family or couples sessions can be enormously useful in terms of recovery from an Eating Disorder, and offer these as part of my work where appropriate.
I am passionate about access to good psychotherapy, where-ever you are in the world, and I have been offering online therapy since 2011.
I work with clients nationally and internationally, and also use online therapy as a way of continuing sessions if clients travel frequently for work, or move away from London.
If you have never used online video calls before I can help you with setting up the simple technology involved.
If you’re a professional working with Eating Disorder clients, finding a supervisor to support your work who understands this client group is crucial.
I offer ongoing or one-off case consultations and supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and nutritionists keen to work more effectively with this client group, either in person in London or Cambridge or online via skype.
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 8000 hours experience working with individuals and groups with Eating Disorders and am employed as clinical supervisor at The Recover Clinic for eating disorders in Central London. I have completed a diploma in Creative Supervision at The London Centre for Psychodrama.
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