Linda French MBACP
07795 992 507
I've been a qualified counsellor for twelve years, and I know from both professional and personal experience that counselling can be life-changing. Whatever your reasons are for seeking counselling, I offer warmth and non-judgemental support in exploring what arises for you in sessions, so that you can better understand the difficulties in your life and what's shaping them. In the process, I will encourage you to develop a compassionate relationship with yourself, so that you can be as supportive of yourself as possible. I will also aim to develop your awareness of the resources you currently have to cope and to make your life better, and to build more resources as needed, so that you can move your life forward in the way that you want. Counselling is, fundamentally, a relationship, and I will aim to make it one that is as helpful to you as it can be.
I am highly experienced in working with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, distressing/traumatic experiences, depression, relationship issues and long-term conditions including physical ones.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained in Integrative Counselling (Adv. Dip, Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy). In a counselling session, I am interested both in what is happening in the present moment emotionally, physically and interpersonally, and in early life experiences that may be influencing all of these.
My early training was in the Person-Centred approach. I also have a BSc. (Hons) in Psychology.
I worked for The Matthew Project in addiction counselling for over eight years, and subsequently worked as a counsellor for the mental health charity Mind for the past five years. I am a credentialed counsellor with Mind. I have also been in private practice for the past four years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£40 per session (1 hour).
Cancellation notice for session: 24 hours.
Choosing the right person to work with you is a big part of successful counselling, so you're welcome to just come for a session and consider whether you want us to work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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