Linda Baker Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Reg. MBACP
Wimbledon Village Osteopath
39 Church Road
90 Central Street
Hi, I am so pleased you have chosen to look at my profile, it means you are already starting to take positive steps to improve your situation. My priority is to help you to achieve personal growth and to be happier (what-ever that may mean for you).
I am a qualified experienced Counsellor, working with adults on a short term and open ended basis. I offer a confidential and supportive environment in which you can feel completely at ease to talk about your thoughts and feelings – and be understood. Talking with an experienced counsellor, who won’t judge, accepts your feelings and is able to listen, can provide a life enhancing experience. At your pace, I offer the supported space and freedom to find a clearer understanding of yourself, and to safely work through your difficulties and emotional distress.
I have helped many people to deal with a diverse range of of issues, including :-
Anxiety ● Stress ● Depression ● Low Self-Esteem ● Life Transitions (including midlife crisis and retirement) ● Relationships Issues (home and work) ● Eating Disorders ● Sexuality and Sexual Identity ● Trauma ● Bullying ● Dyslexia ● Self- Destructive Behaviour ● Bereavement and Loss.
I also specialise in working with issues around Dyslexia, Bullying (in the work place, at home or in the social setting) and Work Related pressures and stress.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
For many people, taking the first step into therapy can be a daunting one and naturally you may be unsure what to expect, but why not just contact me to arrange an initial meeting, where we can discuss your needs and how therapy can help you. If you would like to know more, why not visit my website: www.lindabakercounselling.co.uk, or call me on 07761010508.
Having had a broad ranging and interesting career in both the private and public sector, there came a time in my life when I just didn't feel happy anymore. Something needed to change, and for the better. I only knew that my life didn't feel fulfilled. It was a soul searching episode of anxiety and uncertainty. What was this feeling all about? and, worryingly, how would my self-perceived sense of selfishness in wanting to change my life, impact upon those around me? Suffice to say, there were many good reasons for me to stay as I was. Yet, if I did nothing where was I going to end up? Clearly, something needed to happen to bring new and happier dimensions into my life. Having a keen interest in people and the world of therapy, I decided to find out more, and this was when I discovered my vocation to be a therapist. No, it wasn't easy, as the academic side of the training was very challenging to my dyslexia, and poor educational background. Nevertheless, my passion and strong resolve carried me through the difficult times. I am now so pleased to be here, successfully practicing as an experienced Counsellor,
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in CBT
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- CPCAP Level 3 Counselling Studies
- CPCAP Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), adhering to a code of conduct and ethical framework and offer a high standard of professional therapeutic care.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in working with adults who have suffered::
- Childhood educational trauma and emotional distress. due to undiagnosed and unsupported dyslexia disability.
- Adults experiencing the direct and indirect consequences of bullying in the home, at work or in a social setting.
- Adults experiencing the personal, family and professionally related impact of work related stress and redundancy. Helping individuals to understand their situation, develop strategies to deal with and improve their situation and to examine ways to eradicate particularly problematic stress area.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
My session fee ranges between £50-£65 (sessions last for 50-minutes, and most clients will need 6 to 8 sessions to see and feel real progress).
I offer a free initial telephone consultation.
Initial face to face consultation is charged, but at a special reduced rate of £35.
Please visit my website : www.lindabakercounselling.co.uk, or contact me on 07761010508, for more information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday Day, Evening & Saturday Appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|