LYNNE RIGAUD
Psychotherapist and hypnotherapist
 Specialist in addiction and trauma issues 


My telephone number is : 06 73 49 15 99

Or by email at gascous@gmail.com

 You can telephone me to arrange a free initial chat where we will discuss your aims and expectations of the therapeutic work and whether I am the right counsellor for you.

Hello, I am a bi-lingual psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer based at Hautefort near Périgueux in the Dordogne, France. I have a first-class degree in psychology and a master’s degree in psychotherapy from Middlesex University. My main training is gestalt psychotherapy and CBT and I also practice hypnotherapy. For the last 11 years I have worked as a counsellor in an outpatients addiction centre with a team of psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals. My specialist training is in addiction and trauma therapy and I work with a range of psychological difficulties such as emotional problems, relational difficulties, anger management, depression, anxiety, phobias, self-esteem and self-confidence issues, integration into a foreign country and many more.  

I have my own independent practice where I either receive clients in face to face therapy, by telephone or through video conference sessions. Research shows that therapy by distance methods is efficient and that there are good results. It feels different to face to face but people generally get used to it very rapidly. I have worked with people long term as short term for the last 10 years and find that my clients are quite satisfied with this method.

As a therapist I promote sessions that are active and lively and characterized by warmth, acceptance, caring, and self-responsibility. I encourage the client to find their personal resources and to identify how they limit themselves in their lives. I help you to decide whether your way of functioning is still useful or whether you want to explore newer more flexible ways of being. I am trained and very experienced in working with difficult issues such as trauma and will always be respectful of your rhythm and needs as they unfold. The Gestalt therapy that I practice encourages a gradual integration of our emotions, body sensations and thoughts. In other words it is a holistic therapy that respects the individual and regards each of us as a person functioning in the best way they have found at that moment in time.

I also run groups on anger management, stress management and resilience building, emotional intelligence, understanding and building self-esteem.

I am a member of the French Federation of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis which is the main governing body of psychotherapy in France. I abide by their code of ethics, regulations, practice guidelines and client complaints system.

Siret number is available to any client that asks for it.

 

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