Lynn Garbutt

Lynn Garbutt

South East Professional Online Counsellor

About Lynn Garbutt

Hello, my name is Lynn Garbutt and I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural therapist and Couples Counsellor. I hold a PGDip in ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT/REBT) and have over eight years’ experience in helping both couples and individuals make positive changes in their lives and relationships. I am a registered member of NCPS (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society)

In my experience, it’s common for relationships to go through troubling periods and this can have an impact on the health and happiness of both parties, as well as other family members. Because, when emotions are running high, it can be difficult to appreciate and understand our partner’s perspective. This can lead to feelings of hurt, resentment, confusion and loneliness.

The vast majority of issues are caused in relationships because of poor communication. It is common for couples to claim they listen to what the other is saying but they don’t actually ‘hear or understand’ what is being said. I will help you to try and appreciate each other’s point of view in a calm, supportive, non-judgemental space. It’s not about agreeing with each other necessarily, it’s about learning to understand and appreciate your partner’s point of view.

My approach to relationship therapy…

….is down to earth and common-sense, so I will help you work through your issues step by step. I may draw upon the tools of CBT to gently challenge you both about the negative impact any unhelpful behaviours might be having on the relationship.

Together we will work on finding any negative patterns of behaviour (which includes the way you speak to each other) which are impacting your relationship. People are often unaware of how their reactions/behaviours might be having a detrimental effect on their partner. Couples often describe having the same arguments over and over again without understanding how their own actions are contributing to the problems. I will ensure that you are always comfortable and will take an active role during our sessions by helping you both reflect back each other’s perspective.

If you would like to book an appointment with me for Online Relationship Counselling then please do so via the link below.


PGDip in ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT/REBT) Regents University, London

Diploma level 4 Relationship Counselling.

Continuous professional development course attended.

  • How to work with affairs and betrayals
  • Different types of lies within a relationship.
  • The five stages of development in an adult relationship
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)


Prior to qualifying as a CBT therapist and Couples Counsellor I taught adult literacy and numeracy for a number of Years. This was within Adult Education and the prison service. I hold an NVQ qualification in training and development. It became apparent to me, during this time, that students often had more barriers to learning than just poor education or lack of schooling. Confidence and the anxiety of being judged negatively, were obstacles that needed to be addressed and overcome, before any real learning could take place. This led me to choosing to retrain to become a therapist.

I also volunteered for a number of years for the ‘Silverline Charity’ as a telephone friend to lonely, older people. Eventually, I trained as an instructor for new volunteers and found this experience immensely rewarding.

How I can help you

  • I provide personalised counselling services to couples, offering a safe and supportive environment to explore their concerns and challenges.
  • I am compassionate and non-judgmental and my counselling style creates a space where clients can gain insights, develop coping skills and achieve positive changes for a happier and healthier life and relationship.
  • Through my extensive experience and empathetic approach, I strive to help couples improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their emotional connection.
  • I assist individuals in navigating personal issues such as self-esteem, anxiety and life transitions, guiding them towards personal growth and empowerment.
  • With my expertise in relationship dynamics and psychology, I offer practical strategies and tools to enhance intimacy, trust and overall relationship satisfaction.


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Year Department Hospital
2002-2005 Cardio-respiratory Institute Of Coast Private Hospital
2002-2005 Cystic Fibrosis Canada Of Coast Private Hospital
2010-2017 Livers & Oncology USA Institute for Rehabilitation
2018-2022 Osteogenesis imperfecta Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

Types of therapy offered

Couple Therapy/Marriage Counselling

LGBTQ+ Relationship Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Anxiety/OCD/Phobia Counselling

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