Lynsey Lowe Counselling, Psychotherapy & Clinical Supervision Nottingham

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Strategies for coping with the impact of the Coronovirus outbreak

I've updated one of my handouts specifically to help with current stress around the coronovirus. You can download here. Just click on the link.


If you need copies of any of my resources and handouts you can download them here. You can choose to print them off or why not save to your ipad or tablet and then you'll always have them to hand. Just click on the link.

Other therapists

At times I may not be able to assist you, either because I have no spaces or because you require a different type of therapy, or area of expertise. Whilst I can't recommend other therapists, as it's very much your decision, these are therapists who I have worked with or who I'm aware can offer alternative expertise.

Adrian Langham is a gay male therapist who specialises in working with men as well as gender and sexual minorities. He is also a qualified Mindfulness practitioner. He has experience in many areas of mental health. Contact him via his website.

Other sources of help

These organisations offer specialist help & support in Nottingham.

Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Service (formerly Rape Crisis)
Survivors of sexual violence, aged 13 upwards. Can be recent or historic abuse.
Helpline, Counselling & Group - it's probably worth noting they have a very long waiting list for individual counselling but can offer other support through the helpline & in small groups, or ISVA support.
Tel: 0115 941 0440
Notts Sexual Violence Support Service

Topaz Centre
Nottinghamshire’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Provides multi-agency support to survivors of sexual violence. Can support with reporting to police (but can use service even if choose not to report), crisis support worker during examination, attending court, health advice, etc.
Tel: 0845 600 1588
Topaz Centre

NGY (Base 51)
Variety of services for young people (13 to 25 yrs) including counselling
NGY My Place

Women’s Centre
Variety of services for women, including counselling
Tel: 0115 9411475
Women's Centre

NWCS & Counselling Xtra
Low cost counselling - fee based on income
Tel: 0115 9605577
NWCS & Counselling Xtra

Women’s Aid
Support for families affected by domestic violence. Wide variety of different services in Nottingham and south Nottinghamshire. (Separate service for North Notts – see below)
Tel: 0808 800 0340
Women's Aid

Bereavement support, including counselling
Tel: 0844 477 9400

Carers Federation
Support for carers, including counselling
Tel: 0115 9629310
Carer's Federation

Relationship advice and counselling. Also work with families and domestic violence.

Marriage preparation, relationship counselling and advice. National number but centres in Nottingham and Derby.
Tel: 0800 389 3801

Age UK
Main charity supporting and promoting wellbeing of older people. Lots of advice and resources on website but also information about local services.
Age UK


A user led service providing advice, support, drop-in, and counselling around self-harm.

Survivors of sexual violence, aged 16+, throughout Nottinghamshire (including Mansfield/Newark).
Tel: 01636 610313

Variety of services for those facing bereavement & life limiting illness, including counselling. Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Provides a counselling service for young people aged 6 to 25 years in the East Midlands. Free to 6 to 19 year olds. Small charge for 19+ who are in work.

A service which provides support to children, teenagers and families following a disclosure of sexual abuse.

Young Minds
Website and Parents Helpline – dedicated to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people.
Young Minds

Support for families of alcohol and drug users.
Tel: 08000 850941

Nottingham Lesbian & Gay Switchboard
Helpline & other services
Tel: 0115 9348485 or 01623 621515
Notts Gay & Lesbian Switchboard

Womens Aid
Support for women and children affected by domestic violence. A wide variety of services in north Nottinghamshire.
Tel: 01909 533610
Notts Women's Aid


The Samaritans
24 hour, 365 day a year phone line service for those feeling suicidal or feel they need someone to talk to about what is troubling them. Confidential.
Tel: 08457 909090

Telephone, email support for young people and website with lots of information for children and families.
Tel: 0800 1111

PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Provide training, information and support for survivors with dissociation and their families. Also a DID Helpline and email support.
Tel: 0800 181 4420

SHOUT for support in a crisis
Shout launched in 2019 and is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Text Shout to 85258

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