Lynne Callaghan Walker
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Sessions available in person and online.
I became interested in psychology as a teenager and this led me to Manchester where I graduated with a BSc Hons Degree in the subject in 1986. The field has developed in leaps and bounds sincen then and I have travelled many paths gaining a wealth of experience over the past 26 years. I have undertaken further post graduate training in counselling at Hull University and Integrative Psychotherapy at Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute where I was lucky to have the guidance and wisdom of three wonderful trainers. I studied psychotherapy supervision with the same trainers at The European Institute for Psychotherapeutic Studies.
I have always had an interest in trauma and how this manifests in our bodies alongside the psychological impact. Whilst working for adult psychological services in the NHS I attended EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprogramming) and gained my advanced certificate enabling me to work with clients for the PTSD service there. I have also studied EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), read and take an interest in SE (Somatic Experiencing) alongside my own personal experiential learning in these areas. I have a similar passionate interest in burnout and vicarious trauma and delivered workshops in these areas. Other workshops I have delivered have been in the neurological development of the brain in traumatised infants (I have 14 year experience working with foster carers and adoptive parents) and the effects of alcohol on the nervous system.