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Lyndsey Waugh

Director & Psychotherapist

Works with Adults, Teens, Children & Couples. Is a Clinical Supervisor, Lecturer & Guest Speaker


I’m the Director and Founder of Next Step Psychotherapy & Wellbeing (NSPW). Thank you for viewing my profile, I have originally qualified over 12 years ago in the psychodynamic approach, learning lots of different theories from Freud to Jung and many in between. Since my initial training, I have studied couple therapy, clinical and creative supervision and went on to complete a foundation degree in Education and training. I specifically wanted to learn more about education because I believe psychoeducation is vital to the therapeutic process overall.


Psychoeducation is a concept where a therapist would give you some knowledge on different psychological models to help you make sense of what is happening to you, and what is going on for you.


In the last couple of years, I have been studying Transactional Analysis as I believe this provides a language to bring therapy and psychoeducation together.

I’m so committed to being a resource to each and every client and contract that if I can’t help you, we may have another therapist within Next Step who can.

Over the past 12 years I have had the pleasure of working with many different clients both children, adults and couples alongside building Next Step Psychotherapy and Wellbeing.

I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and trainer, I am UKCP accredited. Established in private practice in 2013. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I am trained in the Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis Approach, I felt this orientation resonated with me, as I really do believe we have to look back to be able to move forward. The Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis Approach allows you to look at your behaviour and feelings as adults and how they may have been rooted in our childhood experiences. When studying I learned some theories that were very enlightening, which I see clients find useful throughout the therapeutic process, I will therefore share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy. 


I have a particular interest and extensive experience with adoption, Trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders and working with the LGBTQIA+ community.

I believe that there is always something new to learn working in this field & make a regular commitment to ongoing professional development and clinical supervision. I believe I'm very approachable & able to communicate on all levels. Taking the first step to contact can sometimes be the hardest.

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