Kate Linton MBACP (Snr Accred), MSc Counselling
Welcome to my profile - and thank you for your interest.
I’ve been a Counsellor for 20 years and have a Senior BACP Accreditation, which denotes my depth and breadth of experience. If you’re trying to choose a counsellor, here’s some information in my profile below, which may help you to decide. If you’re unsure about anything, do call me on 07815 560981
What can you expect from me?
Respectful empathic attention.
Warmth, Compassion, and Honesty.
Help in working out your therapy needs, whether it be short-term problem-solving or longer-term, more in-depth work.
A creative combination of listening, talking, support, challenge, and encouragement.
A collaborative, trusting, therapeutic relationship.
An opportunity to express yourself free from judgement .
Experience tells me that as a potential client, you’ll be searching for something unique to you. Please feel that you can ring to talk to me about any questions that you have, and how I may be able to help you.
When and Where?
I work in two locations; in Coulston, which is between Westbury and Devizes in Wiltshire, and in St Andrews, North Bristol. The rooms that I work in are set aside for counselling, and are quiet and discreet.
Appointments are available between 9.00 and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, and between 10.00 and 12.30 on Saturday morning. When you first phone me, I’ll suggest that you come to see me for a non-chargeable half-hour, so we can meet and decide whether we'd like to work together.
How long is a session and how many sessions?
We’ll meet for up to 60 minutes, usually weekly; more frequently if necessary. The number of sessions varies according to each individual’s need. At our first meeting we’d probably agree to meet for between 6 and 10 sessions, followed by a review.
I ask all my clients, if they’re able, to pay my full fee. This allows me to offer some reduced-fee places.
Training, qualifications & experience
Senior MBACP Counsellor Accreditation
Working as an Integrative Counsellor/Therapist for 20 years.
Training and qualifications include a Post graduate Diploma and MSc in Counselling from Bristol University.
Highly experienced in short-term and longer, in-depth, therapeutic counselling.
I’ve been employed as a counsellor in various settings; Public organisations (National Health, Local Council), Employee Assistance Programmes for large corporations, Voluntary Agency, as an Open Space group facilitator, and in Private practice.
- Describe myself as Integrative.
- Core training Humanistic.
- Influenced mostly by Person-centred and Gestalt Therapies.
- Other approaches and theories inform my practice: Cognitive Behavioural, Transpersonal, Solution-focused, Attachment theory, Neuro-science
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I work with:
- Attachment-focussed counselling
- Personal and Workplace Relationship issues
- Self-confidence, Self-esteem and Assertiveness problems
- Loss, Grief and Bereavement
- Negative Thinking and Low Mood
- Distress and Anxiety associated with Infertility, Pregnancy, Abortion, Miscarriage or Still Birth
- Employment and Career concerns
Photos & videos
£50 per hour.
I offer some reduced fee places; please ask me about them.
The half-hour introductory consultation is free of charge.
Training and qualifying as a professional counsellor, becoming accredited by the BACP, and then attaining Senior Accreditation, has been a rigorous process, and I have to undergo annual re-accreditation.
This involves my constantly monitoring my skills and practice, by use of supervision and continuing professional development, and abiding by the BACP's code of ethics and practice (see website www.bacp.co.uk). It includes respecting and encouraging you to make your own decisions, not disclosing or misusing what I know about your life, and not knowingly harming you in any way. All of this is aimed at providing a professional safeguard to you as my client.
Is counselling for you?
Sometimes people say to me, " There are so many others who are worse off than I am; I really shouldn't complain!" My response is that no-one should feel that they have to wait for life to become unbearable before seeking help. It would be very unusual for any of us to have lives free of adversity, distress or anxiety, and when your troubles can’t be resolved by support from friends, family of a self-help book, you may feel lonely and frightened. That’s when a qualified and experienced therapist may be the answer.
Counselling offers you…………..
- Somewhere safe and confidential to tackle your problems and address your fears.
- Support while you work out what changes may be necessary, at your pace.
- A process that is at once voluntary yet committed, deliberate yet unrehearsed, structured yet unrestricted.
- Strategies and tools for dealing with life’s challenges with confidence.
- The chance to find ways that you can support yourself – to become your own therapist.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday, 9.30-6.30 (Wednesdays Bristol) Friday and Saturday mornings