Linda M E Graham Psychodynamic Counsellor Dip. Couns; MBACP (Accred)
07775574726 / 07775574726
I work as an adult psychodynamic counsellor, and have 8 years' experience working with people to help them recognise and overcome difficulties in their lives. If you have come to read my profile, you're already on your way to making some changes, which will hopefully enrich your life and relationships. It takes courage to make the decision to talk to someone about yourself and your difficulties and so I aim to work respectfully and professionally at all times, within the BACP ethical framework, doing my best to create a trustworthy and understanding space in which to be together.
I am deeply empathic, open minded and non judgemental. I will do utmost to understand you, to travel alongside you, to help you achieve a sense of self empowerment so that you are able to be in control of your life, and achieve what feels important to you. I am happy to work in an open-ended way or in a focussed time-limited way. I'm here to listen deeply and to try to find a more manageable way to move forward in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
*WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, through Gloucestershire Counselling Service
*Ascentis: Sexual Violence Against Women
*Staff Counsellor at Gloucestershire Counselling Service
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My fee is £48 per 50 minute session
The charge for the initial assessment is £35 (50 minutes).
I am keenly interested in trauma and shame, as I believe these to be at the root of many psychological and even some physical, difficulties. Both trauma and shame can deeply and silently affect the way we feel about ourselves, how we relate to others and how we respond to life in general, resulting in anxiety in our everyday lives, depression, self-sabotaging behaviours, relationship difficulties, physical disabilities, addictions, destructive ways of perceiving ourselves, others, our environment and our place in it.
New research is showing more and more, the connection between brain and body and I am deeply interested in working holistically to explore these connections. If you have physical complaints or behaviours which seem inexplicable, perhaps this could be something we could explore together.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client