Linda Hancock, Dip. Couns., Reg. MBACP
I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor with experience of working within mental health and social care services.
My practice is grounded in my firm belief that we are all valuable, worthy and special. We are all born unique but the influences around us shape who we subsequently become but it is possible to be comfortable with our true self and at peace within.
"The curious paradox is when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." - Carl Rogers
My aim is to walk alongside you on your journey towards finding out who you really are and not who your life experiences have forced you to be. I will work with you to help you to grow and make positive changes in your life by helping you to manage anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and other issues that are causing you difficulty. I would like to help you build your self-confidence, improve your self-esteem and feel more able to manage any life circumstances that you are finding difficult.
My hope is that you can feel comfortable, safe and secure, within our sessions, happy in the knowledge that I do not judge you but empathise, affirm and value you as a person, acknowledging the courage you have had in recognising that you need support, which I feel privileged to be able to provide. Most of all, I care about you and want you to thrive, so whatever you are finding difficult it is always possible to feel better.
I look forward to meeting you and beginning our journey together, towards a better and more positive future.
"What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly" - Carl Rogers
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework and code of conduct.
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Bsc (Hons) in Health and Social Care with additional training with CRUSE (Bereavement Support) and Transactional Analysis workshops. I also have experience of working in mental health services and with older adults, so have understanding of the issues related to being a carer of another who is needing support, such as managing dementia or terminal illness.
I am currently studying for qualifications in:
Counselling Children and Adolescents
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please feel free to ring or email me to discuss your counselling needs and we can decide together the best way forward for you.
Free initial consultation to discuss (on telephone)
Telephone or Online Counselling by Skype - £25.00 per hour
Flexible times to suit your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am happy to counsel you by telephone or using Skype
Types of client