Lindsay Murcott began her therapeutic career with a focus on bereavement counselling, supporting children struggling with the impact of a family death. In 2003, she launched a specialist bereavement counselling service for children and their families. In addition to her clinical work as senior counsellor (Humanistic), Lindsay continues as service co-ordinator of the charity based project, undertaking the recruitment and training of staff, and working with funding partners to maintain the service.
Alongside her bereavement work, Lindsay also spent some time as a clinician in adult mental health services.
During the course of her four-year M.Sc. qualifying training as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist (University of Birmingham), she worked for Birmingham Child and Adolescent Service on an Honorary Contract, both at Parkview Clinic, Birmingham, (inpatient), and also in the community, undertaking outpatient treatment. Working within the Family Based Treatment Model, she was lead therapist for patients with complex presentations including eating disorders, psychosis, self-harm, and with children, young people and their families where there was a diagnosis of autism.
Lindsay’s academic work has been published in the Association of Family Therapy ‘Context’ magazine, and she has an interest in using art and creative interventions to facilitate communication in therapy and in clinical supervision.
Lindsay has professional registration with UK Council for Psychotherapy as Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, and is an Accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.