Lynda Kadri is a genuinely warm, empathic and patient therapist. She utilises her personal qualities to create a safe and open space for clients to be their true selves without fear of judgement. Lynda works collaboratively with her clients forming an equal partnership where issues can be explored together. She has a strong capacity to hold clients and work alongside them during moments of distress. Lynda recognises the unique individuality of every person and strives to understand the subjective experiences of each client. She works integratively drawing on various approaches and she tailors therapy sessions to meet the unique needs of each client. Lynda enjoys helping clients to uncover alternative perspectives to their experiences and is willing to challenge her clients appropriately in order to help them achieve this.
With a background as a telephone counsellor supporting children and young people, Lynda has fine-tuned her ability to connect with the deeper underlying emotions of her users and build rapport with them despite not working face to face with them. She has established strong counselling skills over the years and acquired a lot of experience of working with a vast array of mental disorders and issues. Her role has also given her a strong understanding of how negative experiences encountered during childhood and adolescence can have a devastating impact on one’s emotional and psychological development with the effects spilling over into adulthood if early intervention is not provided. Lynda also currently volunteers for a charity called The Listening Place, where she provides face to face support in a safe space for suicidal adults.
Lynda holds a BSc Hons degree in Psychology and is currently working towards a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Lynda has graduate membership with the BPS and is a student member of the BACP. She works with The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service at a GP surgery in Lambeth.