Linda Harris MSc.Couns., Registered MBACP, Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Linda Harris MSc.Couns., Registered MBACP, Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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Podington
Wellingborough
Bedfordshire
NN29

01933 353308 / 07850 524191

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Podington
Wellingborough
Bedfordshire
NN29

01933 353308 / 07850 524191

About me

I have been working within the field of mental health for over 25 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have accumulated a wealth of training and experience. Additional to this, my journey in becoming a counsellor spanned 5 years of specialist training at college and University.

I provide both long and short term counselling to suit your needs, and work to a very high standard of confidentiality. The model that I work from is called Integrative, with the framework for this being Petruska Clarkson’s ‘5 Relationship Model’.

I am told I am a very easy to talk to therapist, and offer a safe and peaceful place for you to work through issues that are troubling you. Regardless of your experiences, behaviour or thoughts, you will find me very non-judgemental and open minded, and I am able to offer you a warm and empathic environment in which to explore yourself or simply 'offload'. I pay very high regard to the relationship in counselling, and feel this is one of the most important factors in you finding your therapy successful.

Additional to regular counselling, I can also offer Animal Assisted Therapy if you would like to explore this way of working, but this is only provided following a discussion around how this may help you.

Alongside my private practice, I am also in full time employment as a counsellor, and have lecturedon counselling for the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) at a Hertfordshire based FE college.

Please feel free to call me in order to discuss any questions you may have, or visit my website www.lindaharristherapy.co.uk

If you find telephoning me difficult, I am very timely in responding to e-mail enquires. However if you do call, please be aware that I share my landline with one other Therapist. If you wish to leave a voicemail confidentially, then you can do this using the mobile number, as only I have access to this, and it will be deleted after processing. Please state whether or not it is safe for me to return your call, although I will always be very discreet when doing so.


Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Training

  • MSc. (Master of Science) Degree in Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Skills - Tresham Institute
  • CPCAB Level 2 Listening Skills - Tresham Institute
  • Transactional Analysis - The Berne Institute
  • Animal Assisted Therapy - HumAnima CIC
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Additional Training

  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - MARAC
  • SOVA (Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults)
  • Practice Risk Assessment
  • Understanding Kink and BDSM
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Human Rights
  • LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asesxual/Aromantic/Agender) Sometimes also abbreviated to GSRD (Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversities) - NHFT (NHS)
  • FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)
  • Management of Violence and Aggression (Formerly Control & Restraint)
  • Barnados Thematic Workshop - Neglect
  • C&G Advanced Care Management - Milton Keynes College
  • Understanding and Working With Females in Detention
  • Qualified First Aider
  • Advanced Interpersonal Skills
  • PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

Experience

  • Over 25 years experience within the NHS
  • Lecturer on an FE college counselling programme for the CPCAB
  • Supporting adults within a secure mental health inpatient setting, acute assessment unit and NHS community CRHT/CAT (Crisis Team)
  • Supporting individuals detained under various sections of The Mental Health Act.
  • Experienced in working discreetly and very confidentially with media professionals who maintain a very high public profile.
  • Safeguarding very high profile and vulnerable prisoners in maximum security HMP's
  • Circles of Support and Accountability - http://www.circles-uk.org.uk
  • Supporting informal Carers and Carers Assessments
  • Management of community homes for adults with Learning Difficulties
  • Registered Home Manager qualified and CQC compliance.
  • Appropriate Adult role within Criminal Justice Centres
  • Counselling within charitable organisations
  • Immigration Service Detention and cultural diversity
  • Adult nursing within general hospital including outpatients, A&E, and ICU
  • Presenting to GP practices countywide to develop Carer awareness and procedural support.
  • Kink Aware
  • LGBTQIA/GSRD Aware

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Offending
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Childhood neglect and/or abuse
  • Family issues
  • Kink and sexuality (including LGBTQIA/GSRD)
  • Pet bereavement

Therapies offered

Photos & videos

  • Podington
  • Linda
  • Podington
  • Podington
  • Podington
  • Angel

Fees

£40 (concessions available)

Counselling students welcome at discounted £25.

Further information

  • I am a 'Kink Aware' therapist.
  • I have full professional indemnity insurance, and enhanced DBS (formerly CRB).
  • Registered as a 'Data Controller' with the 'Information Commissioners Office' (ICO), to comply with The Data Protection Act (1998).

The village of Podington is serviced by the No.26 bus, which runs from Rushden to Harold, and passes through the villages of Odell, Sharnbrook, Souldrop, Knotting, Melchbourne, Yelden & Hinwick. For further information please copy and paste this link into your browser -

http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/Transport/journey-planning/pubtrans/Documents/Bus%20Timetables/GP-26-Sep2013.pdf

Maps & Directions

Wellingborough, NN29

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I currently have Fridays, weekday evenings and weekend availability in Podington.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme