Lynsey is passionate about supporting adolescents and adults with endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, perimenopause, medical infertility, social infertility, unexplained infertility, premature ovarian failure, and similar health issues.
She understands the impact of chronic health and infertility on self-esteem and a person’s sense of identity; she recognises the strain it can cause within family relationships. Using art therapy or counselling, Lynsey can act as complementary support for navigating these conditions. In addition, she is here to assist with mental health concerns around resulting pain, hormonal interventions, surgical interventions, and medical interventions.
Lynsey also wants to support IUI and IVF candidates on their journey. Therapy can help process failed cycles, losses, new diagnoses, and other hardships along the way. Art therapy can find ways to express the inexpressible and give clients a sense of voice, ritual, and participation in their story when their medical situation may feel as though it is beyond their control (and no – you do not need to be ‘good’ at art or drawing for art therapy to support you!)
Art practices can provide an outlet to work through the shock, grief, and mixed feelings that may occur when friends, families, or Facebook announces a new baby. It can also create a safe place to process unhelpful advice, storytelling, or inadvertently ‘hurtful’ comments a person or a couple may have to contend with (… for example, being told to ‘just relax, go on holiday and it will happen…’ or ‘I know a couple who conceived when they stopped trying…”) These moments may require strategies to advocate for yourself, feel safe and remain connected when faced with a community that may not understand your grief.
Lynsey warmly welcomes all family structures, including single mothers by choice.