Meet Lindsey

 

Lindsey Anderson, 2014

Lindsey Anderson, 2014

“At the heart of who I am and how I work is the belief that by fully accepting a person for who they are and how they feel, they will find their own unique and meaningful answers.”

Hello, I’m Lindsey, I’m Scottish, I have two young boys and currently live near Nyon in Switzerland. I’ve been working as a therapist  here for the past two years and feel honoured to be doing the work I do with the unique people I meet.

I’m a warm, approachable and empathetic person who works compassionately and sensitively so that you feel heard, understood, supported and safe.  At the heart of what I do is accepting you for who you are, empathising, listening, noticing, reflecting, sensing, supporting, trusting, understanding and affirming. I also have training in using a variety of problem solving tools and techniques which we can use together if, and when you want to.

I have over 15 years experience working for the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations in communication and staff development roles in Africa, Asia and Europe. For 10 years with the UN World Food Programme, I also worked as a support counsellor providing front line help to staff with a range of emotional issues including: Anxiety, bereavement, burn-out, communication and relationship difficulties, separation/divorce,  loss, work-place stress, relational trauma and transition.

Having lived in South Africa, Kenya, Italy and Switzerland and worked in high-stress disaster and conflict zones, employed, unemployed, married and divorced, I have personal experience of the thoughts and feelings these situations and life in general can bring.