Linda Chapman BA (Hons) RMBACP
01524555916 / 07804913618
I am here to listen! Qualified and Experienced to therapeutically help people with many issues including: Adolescence, bereavement, Feelings of unrest, Crisis, Trauma, Stress, Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationship issues, Addictions, family issues and many more.
As a Person-Centred Therapist I will not tell you what to do or how to do it. I will listen and offer a caring, empathic, non-judgemental understanding counselling service. It is in this caring atmosphere that you can gain an understanding of your self, enabling you to make changes where you desire.
Sometimes it is difficult to access self understanding through narrative alone. When this happens I can offer more creative ways of working. e.g. with colours, cards, games, play or through art. Some people find it easier to write or draw their experiencing. Creative means and play are always my way of working with children
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my qualifications in Counselling & Supervision I have training working with the experience of trauma and loss and extensive training and experience working with adolescence and children. Years of working has provided me with experience of supporting people experiencing many issues.
I have 5 year experience of managing a counselling service within a local charity and now I co-lead on a not for profit community interest company offering counselling and emotional support services for groups, families and individuals aged 6 years and over.
In these roles I have offered mentorship and in-house supervision to volunteer counsellors and counsellors in-training.
Diploma in Child Psychology
Sexualised Trauma Training
Person-Centred Therapeutic Play Skills
Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection/Safeguarding
Counselling and the Criminal Justice Process Training
Emergency First Aid
Integral Eye Movement Therapy
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
October 2012 In-House Training
“Using Play when Working with Children”
University of Cumbria 2011- 2012:
“The roles & responsibilities of clinical supervision”, Level 6
The Adult College 2010 - 2011:
"Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector" - Level 4
University of Cumbria 2008 - 2010:
"Person-Centred Approaches to Trauma & Loss", UAD
"Person-Centred Therapy", BA (Hons) upper second.
During 2008 I Attended Various Courses:
"The Trauma of Death", (awareness)
"Using Mediation to Resolve Conflict",
"Public Lifesaver First Aid Course", HSE.
"Creative Ways of Working with Children & Young People"
University of Cumbria 2005 - 2007
Diploma (HE) in Counselling.
The Adult College Sept 2003 – July 2005:
Counselling Concepts, Level two
Counselling for Adolescence, OCNW Level 1
Difference and diversity awareness
Counselling Skills, Level two
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adolescence, Family relationships, Crisis.
Working from home allows me to offer appointments during evenings and weekends.
Initial 30 minute meeting - Free
60 Minute Counselling - £35
Students, Unemployed, retired, under 18's - £25
60 Minute Counselling Supervision - £35
90 Minute Counselling Supervision - £45
On a more personal note:
I enjoy being creative; through art, needlework and gardening. I love to express my creative side that I am happy to use within my counselling work if the client wishes. The rest of my free time is spent reading and enjoying my time with my youngest daughter and grandchildren. Now that I am in my middling years my hopes and ambitions for the future are less around self-achievement and more around supporting others to achieve their possible potentials. I have an ambition of making a difference.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm. Friday 10m to 7pm and Saturday 10 - 12 noon
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a Qualified Person-Centred Clinical / Counselling Supervisor (University Level 6). .View supervision profile