Lindsay Wildgust Counselling in Billericay


Hello, I'm Lindsay and I am a qualified, BACP accredited counsellor who works with adult individuals of all ages. I am passionate about the work I do and regard it as a real honour and a privilege to work alongside my clients as they improve their sense of themselves, their relationships and make peace with issues that may have been a lifelong problem. I find it can be helpful to explore stories and themes from a client's past as this often unlocks understanding of certain patterns of behaviour or relationships that are causing the client difficulty in the present. We can then work together to find a way forward that suits you better.

Alongside my private practice I worked as a counsellor for a national cancer charity in a hospital setting for 6 years. In this role I worked with a highly diverse client group experiencing a wide range of difficulties from needing emotional support through cancer treatment to bereavement and terminal diagnosis. In my hospital role I offered mindfulness workshops for patients and staff and co-facilitated a longer in person mindfulness course. I also taught courses designed to help clinical staff with communication challenges.

As part of my counselling training I volunteered at a local hospice working in their family support team with bereaved clients.

I also work part-time as a primary school teacher where my focus is on teaching wellbeing. I facilitate a children's wellbeing council in a local school and we run workshops for the other children. I have written content for a wellbeing curriculum. During the pandemic I offered a weekly online support and wellbeing sessions for staff. I have also run an in person a self-care workshop for a local WI group.

Improving self-care and wellbeing runs through everything I now do. I have a personal interest in mindfulness and have found it very helpful in my own life as well as in client work.

My Qualifications


  • BACP Accredited member
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • BA Hons English, German and Psychology


  • I hold full professional indemnity insurance.
  • I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) conforming to the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)


Continual Professional Development Courses


  • How to help your clients manage overwhelm, Online Events
  • Recharge: Journalling for nurture and self care, Online Events
  • Mindful Self Compassion, Macmillan professionals online 6 week course
  • Introduction to Walking Therapy
  • Moving Your Practice Online, The Online Therapy Institute (short course)
  • Going Online in Times of Crisis, Open University
  • Using Drawing Pictures and Fairy Tales in Counselling, Deep Release
  • ACT 100 Key Points and Techniques,
  • Working Creatively with the Inner Child in Counselling, Deep Release
  • Attachment Behaviour in the Counselling Room, Deep Release
  • Supporting People Bereaved by Covid, 8 week course, Online Events
  • A Day on Behaviour Change, The Weekend University, University of Greenwich
  • Attachment & Psychotherapy, The Weekend University, University of London
  • End of Life Care Conference, St Luke's Hospice
  • Trauma, the brain and recovery, Mind Body Breakthrough
  • Mindful Compassion 8 week course, Macmillan Counselling
  • De-Mystifying Mindfulness by Leiden University, Coursera, online.
  • BACP Private Practice Conference. Loss: what does life mean for me now?
  • Introduction to Art Therapy Workshop, St Francis Hospice
  • Bereavement Service Volunteer Training, St Francis Hospice
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