Linda JOHNSON (Dip.Couns, MBACP)
Experienced Humanistic-Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor working with a wide range of Mental Health & Wellbeing Issues including: Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Bereavement & Grief, Depression & Low Mood, Low Self-Esteem, Personal Development, Relationship Difficulties, Stress related to family, home or work life. Short-term solution focussed and longer-term therapeutic counselling available.
"Empowering you to live your life your way"
About my work
I work privately as a professional counsellor, based in Market Deeping; and also with the Peterborough and Huntingdon branch of a national charity, providing supervision services to both individuals and groups.
Style and Orientation
My counselling approach is Integrative, being predominantely Person Centred but incorporating Psychodynamics which focuses on the impact early relationships have in forming the personality and attachment patterns. I also utilise tools from other counselling approaches, including Cognitive-Behaviour-Therapy, Creative Work, Gestalt, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Transactional Analysis, where beneficial.
I see my clients in a spacious and comfortable room at a community venue in the centre of Market Deeping. The venue is easily accessed by car or bus from Bourne, Peterborough, Spalding, Stamford and the surrounding areas. There is free parking on site and the room is well situated for disabled access.
I was born to working class parents in 1973 in North London, grew up in the home-counties, and moved to the local area in 2002. Prior to training as a Counsellor I worked in young people's services, including training business people to work as mentors throughout Cambridgeshire. I am passionate about my development both personally and professionally and encouraging others to reach their full potential and live life on their terms.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Award in Supervision (Ascentis)
Awareness in Bereavement Care (Ascentis)
Mental Health Awareness (Ascentis)
Continued Professional Development Certificates:
A Child's Grief
Adult Couple Relationships in Individual Counselling
An Introduction to Child Protection
Anticipatory Grief and Maintaining Hope
Anxiety and OCD
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Counselling in a Prison Environment
Death by Suicide
Forgiveness in a Secular Therapeutic Context
Group Work Training
Hypnosis & the Unconscious Mind
Neuro Linguistic Programming: An Introduction
Neuro Linguistic Programming: A Step On
Our Shadow Selves (A Psychological Perspective)
Sudden and Traumatic Death
The Fascination of Body Language
Understanding Asperger's Syndrome
Unlocking Abuse & Managing Its Implications
Why the Affair?
Working with Metaphor, Symbol & Story in the Therapeutic Setting
Working Therapeutically with Gender Identity
I have many years experience working with individuals, couples and groups, which I have gained working with a National Charity, a Local Hospice, and a Young Peoples Support Service, in addition to seeing a wide range of clients in private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Individual counselling is charged at £30 per session (1 hour).
Couple counselling is charged at £40 per session (1.5 hours).
I believe it is vital that you find a counsellor you feel comfortable to work with, and therefore I offer an initial meeting at £10 (or £15 for couples) where you can find out more about me and how I work before committing to full counselling sessions.
Concessions are available for students, those or on low income, and those undertaking long term therapy.
Clients attending via organisations/occupational health services are charged at £40 per 1 hour session (to cover additional time for reports, etc.).
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and I am on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I am fully insured to work as a professional counsellor in private practice and I hold an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|