Linda Harris MSc., Reg. MBACP

Linda Harris MSc., Reg. MBACP

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01933 353308 / 07850 524191

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01933 353308 / 07850 524191

About me

I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 25 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have accumulated a wealth of training and experience.

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, and this incorporates both Psychodynamic, Person Centered, and CBT methods.

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 a very non-judgemental therapist, and I am able to offer you a warm and empathic environment in which to explore yourself or simply offload.

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.

Please feel free to call me in order to discuss any questions you may have, or visit my website

If you find telephoning me difficult, I am very timely in responding to e-mail enquires.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Training

  • MSc. (Master of Science) Counselling Degree from the University of Northampton
  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 2 Listening Skills
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Animal Assisted Therapy

Additional Training

  • Management of Violence and Aggression
  • MARAC - Domestic Violence
  • SOVA (Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults)
  • Practice Risk Assessment
  • Suicide Management
  • Understanding Kink and BDSM
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)
  • Barnados Thematic Workshop - Neglect
  • Advanced Care Management - Milton Keynes College
  • Understanding and Working With Females in Detention
  • Qualified First Aider
  • Advanced Interpersonal Skills


  • Over 25 years experience within the NHS
  • Supporting adults within a mental health inpatient setting, acute assessment unit and Crisis Team
  • Observing and safeguarding high profile and vulnerable prisoners in maximum security HMP's
  • Circles of Support and Accountability
  • Experience of supporting informal Carers and Carers Assessments
  • Management of community homes for adults with Learning Difficulties
  • Registered Home Manager qualified
  • Appropriate Adult role within Criminal Justice Centres
  • Counselling within charitable organisations
  • Immigration Service Detention and cultural diversity
  • Adult nursing within hospital setting including outpatients, A&E, and ICU
  • Working with GP practices countywide to raise Carer awareness

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Offending
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Childhood neglect and abuse
  • Phobias
  • Self esteem
  • Family issues
  • Kink and sexuality
  • Pet bereavement

Therapies offered

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  • Podington
  • Linda
  • Podington
  • Podington


£40 (concessions available)

Counselling students £25.

Further information

  • I am a 'Kink Aware' therapist.
  • I have full professional indemnity insurance, enhanced DBS (formerly CRB), and Home Office counter-terrorism security vetting.

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 follow this link

Maps & Directions

Wellingborough, NN29
Northampton, NN1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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