About Lotus Writing Therapy

Hello. I’m Hayley Baxter and I run Lotus Writing Therapy as well as the attached blog The Lotus Readers. I have worked in the field of mental health for 22 years, starting out as a mental health support worker and becoming a fully qualified counsellor in 2014. I have used writing within my counselling work for several years because my first degree is in English Literature. I am currently working towards an MA in Creative Writing and Well-being.

I work in many different areas, helping people struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement and major life changes. However, I specialise in counselling for illness, disability and chronic pain. My workshops started with teaching people to use a journal to support their recovery. I have now provided the following courses/workshops:

  • Recovery Writing
  • Mental Health Journals
  • Stepping Stones – a 12 week course for coping with chronic ill health
  • Pain Management
  • Mindfulness for Chronic Pain
  • How to be You – a year long journal/scrapbook about authentic self
  • Mindfulness at Work for local businesses
  • Colour and Emotions
  • Mindful Poetry
  • Planting Book Clubs in the voluntary sector
How To Be You Scrapbook

I also work alongside a local artist to create combined workshops using art, crafts and writing.

If you would like to contact me about any of the above, counselling sessions or a bespoke course for your group please contact me at lotustherapylincs@outlook.com or 07768936665