Linda Gwatkin MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor.

Linda Gwatkin MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor.

Wrexham
Wrecsam
LL13

07709935424 / 07709935424

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Wrexham
Wrecsam
LL13

07709935424 / 07709935424

About me

As an experienced and accredited Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I draw upon my knowledge of several therapeutic approaches, to establish what might help you as an individual. I am experienced in both short term and long term therapy.

Have you been feeling overwhelmed, confused, anxious, numb or distressed, perhaps your thoughts, feelings or concerns seem unclear?

I aim to offer a professional non-judgemental, safe, respectful and confidential environment in which you can explore or unpick your experiences to gain a better understanding of what is happening to you and find a way to manage this.

It can be difficult to talk about personal things so it is important to find a counsellor that is right for you. One that you can trust and be open and be honest with.

If you would like to meet me to find out if I might be someone you could talk to, then please do contact me to arrange a
free, no obligations 30 minute Initial Assessment. We will be able to discuss what your concerns are, how we will work together and I will also be able to answer any questions that you may have. This can be conducted either over the telephone or face to face. The choice is yours.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the BACP which means that my practice has been deemed to meet the higher standard for a "competent, ethical and independent practitioner". I am also registered with the BACP number 085519 and the Care Council of Wales number w/2038532 .

I hold the following professional qualifications:

  • British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists ACCREDITED  Status as an Integrative Counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Counselling Supervisor.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Social Work 2012.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Consolidation of Social Work 2014.
  • Certificate in Counselling 2006.
  • Integrative Diploma in Counselling 2008.
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2009.
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis (101) 2014.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision 2014.
  • NCS Accredited Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision 2014.
  • Assessment of Adolescents who display Sexually Harmful Behaviour and the Good Lives Intervention Programme Training 2013.
  • PODS Trauma training 2015.

I hold a range of Continuing Professional Development Certificates including:
Understanding self harm, treating anxiety and panic attacks, depression, alcohol, drugs. Adult and children's safeguarding, emotional abuse and neglect POVA training, vicarious trauma, applied suicide intervention training, impact of trauma and attachment, domestic violence, hearing voices improving negative relationships.

My experience includes working within an assortment of environments:
I have a private practice.
PTSD, Trauma and OCD conditions.
School Counselling.
Experience with with Rape and Sexual Abuse (RASA) Team North Wales, working with persons who have been victims of sexual abuse and rape.
Experience within Adult Community Mental Health Team.
Experience with Children Adolescent Mental Health Team (CAMHS).
Drug/Alcohol experience and child protection and abuse experience.
Working with all ages groups.
Working in a Women's Refuge.
Counselling young people with the Info shop in Wrexham for the last 9 years.
Initial Assessments and CORE and Risk Assessments, signposting to appropriate organisations.
I undertake EAP work.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Free 30 minute Initial Assessment - no obligations session.

Individual Counselling         £40.00 for 50 minutes
Couple Counselling             £45.00 for 50 minutes
Young people & Families    POA
Clinical Supervision            £40.00 for 1 hour.
Group Supervision              Price on application.

I undertake EAP work and this is charged at £45 for a 50 minute session.

Sessions offered on weekly or fortnightly basis or by arrangement to suit individual needs.

Reduced charges considered for unemployed, low income earners and for students.

Personal Therapy and Supervision Sessions for trainee counsellors/psychotherapists will be offered at concessionary rate. Please contact me for confirmation of the prices.

Payment
Once an appointment has been booked, you may either pay in advance via BACS/internet banking using your surname as a reference. Details will be supplied at point of contact.

Alternatively you can pay with cash or cheque on the day of the booked session. I do not currently accept payment by card.

Cancellation Policy
It is appreciated if at least 48 hours notice can be given if you need to cancel or rearrange your session.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about whether counselling would be beneficial to you then please contact me.

Please also contact me if you would like any further details concerning my membership status, qualifications or experience.

Maps & Directions

Wrexham, LL13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I offer a flexible service therefore Counselling sessions can be arranged for weekdays, some evenings and on the weekend by arrangement.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified and experienced supervisor of both groups and individuals.

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