Linda Clark, MBACP (accred)
The Deptford Lounge
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working in the NHS and private practice. I offer short or medium-term time-limited dynamic counselling and psychotherapy, in consultation with you, as appropriate to your needs.
I have worked with a wide range of people experiencing difficulties in their lives. Feelings of shame or guilt, anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown or family issues, affect most of us at some point to a greater or lesser degree. You may be feeling stuck and unable to make the changes that might improve things. You may not know what the real problem is, but just know you are unhappy with how you feel or behave. It can be beneficial to have someone to think with and identify the issues. Understanding thoughts and patterns of behaviour in the context of past events or relationships, can help us to reflect helpfully on difficult feelings and challenges we experience. This can offer relief from symptoms, physical as well as psychological. Having experienced the benefits of the therapeutic relationship in my own therapy, I offer a reflective space aimed at mobilising internal resources, improving relationships and facilitating acceptance and/or change.
Free initial telephone consultation. I am available for appointments during the week and weekends and am willing to consider concessionary fees. (Concessionary rates considered for daytime appointments and according to need).
Training, qualifications & experience
As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines for professional practice. This includes ensuring confidentiality and working respectfully.
I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling & Organisational Dynamics. I have extensive counselling experience working with clients who present with a diverse range of issues, including depression and anxiety, stress, relationship issues and other mental health issues. The organisational component of my training can be helpful in terms of thinking about work or family issues. I have past experience in a community counselling service, university counselling, and continue to work in GP surgeries in addition to my private practice.
To ensure I can help clients in the best way possible I undertake regular supervision of my work with an experienced practitioner, and participate in various training courses to ensure my continuing professional development and enhance my practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Free initial telephone consultation to establish your needs prior to first face-to-face assessment session.
Initial assessment appointment charged at £45.
Fees are charged in the range of £30 - £60 based on ability to pay and according to appointment time. As an example, I charge £45 on average, for evening sessions, with concessionary fees more available for daytime appointments. I am happy to discuss your circumstances by phone or at the first meeting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client