Lyndsay Roberts Rayne MA UKCP
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 run clinics in both London and Cambridge and work as a Clinical Supervisor for a Central London Eating Disorders outpatient clinic. I have previously held 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 have a Diploma in Creative Supervision at The London Centre for Psychodrama and supervise the work of other psychotherapists.
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 as a publicist and have a particular interest in working therapeutically with those working in the performing arts.
Since 2017 I have been undertaking a Masters degree in Children’s Book Illustration, and am passionate about helping people live more creative lives, whatever that may look like for them.
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.
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 issues 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.
Over the years I have developed a passion for delivering therapy in natural environments, and am happy to offer outdoor or walking psychotherapy sessions where there is an interest in this way of working.
Sessions last for 50 mins and are held weekly at the same time.
I offer Creative Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists who are interested in working in ways which offer a new way of seeing and understanding the work we do.
As an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, with further training in Creative Supervision from The London Centre for Psychodrama, I believe that creative and action methods and technique allow us to explore, understand and problem solve in a different way.
I have also undertaken training in Nature Based Psychotherapy and offer supervision outdoors and for those already working, or curious about working in this way.
I am an approved supervisor for the MA in Arts Psychotherapy at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education.
I also specialise in the treatment of Eating Disorders and am happy to offer one off case consultations to therapists working with this client group, either in person in London or Cambridge or via Skype.
For further information on my supervision work click here.