Linda McConnachie MBACP, BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Linda McConnachie MBACP, BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy

The Quadrant
Nuart Road
(off Wollaton Rd)

07951 921633

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The Quadrant
Nuart Road
(off Wollaton Rd)

07951 921633

About me

How can counselling help?

At some point, many of us face distressing and sometimes traumatic experiences where no end or support seems to be in sight. It's then that sitting with a highly qualified and attuned counsellor can help you explore why you feel as you do and try to make sense of what's going on.

We often push our own needs to the back of our minds and focus on others. Do this long enough and we can find ourselves lost.  Deciding to seek counselling isn't about being selfish, it's about allowing yourself time and space to work things out.

I am a degree qualified and experienced psychotherapist providing short and long term therapy for adults, adolescents and children.  I also offer life coaching, peer supervision for qualified counsellors and networking opportunities for counselling professionals.

I specialise in building your self-esteem so that you can have the healthy relationships you deserve. This may be through working with your anxiety or sense of worthlessness or through making sense of your attachment style, bereavement or loss...there are lots of thoughts and feelings which get in the way.  I aim to build a meaningful, compassionate and supportive relationship which enables you to explore how long-lasting change and a healthier way of being is possible for you.

I trained and qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy with the well-renowned Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.  Valued for it's indepth and rigorous training, it goes beyond the shorter courses and alternative degrees. It also considers a holistic approach to be important; this means that it's not just our thoughts but also our physical sensations and emotions which need to be considered as they all play a part in forming who we are.

How I can help?

I work with individual adults, young people, children and couples and firmly believe that positive change is possible through counselling; clients tell me that they are often surprised to realise how much they have changed through our work together. I've experienced change personally too, so if you need help to explore how change is possible for you, please ring or email me.

As a professional, experienced Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I offer a range of therapeutic services based on the relational elements of therapeutic models including Person-centred, Psycho-dynamic, Gestalt, Human Development, Attachment, Affect theory and Contact in Relationship.

I know that, sometimes, talking can be difficult. I can offer creative methods or materials to help you express your feelings and thoughts where you choose to do that.

Limited discounts are available for students who are currently undertaking a counselling qualification or those on low incomes.

What to expect from our sessions

My office is a warm and welcoming environment where you will be treated with respect. With disabled access and free parking nearby, I am located in Beeston, just a couple of minutes from the A52 and convenient for Derby, Nottingham, Stapleford, Chillwell and surrounding areas. There are excellent local transport links and disabled parking nearby. I have day time or evening appointments, Monday - Saturday.

I offer a free telephone consultation for us to talk briefly about what you are bringing to therapy and an initial 20 minute face-to-face session. This enables us to meet, discuss how we might work together, maybe answer some of your questions about counselling and see if you want to proceed further to a more detailed exploration of what brings you to counselling and the process of counselling itself.

I hope you'll take the time to read my profile and connect to my website to hear more about how I will work with you to discover your aims for counselling and build a counselling relationship which is warm, supportive, understanding, non-judgemental and, at times, challenging.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Registered member of the BACP

I am also committed to continued professional development and take part in interactive and creative workshops which inform and challenge me professionally and personally.

Amongst these are:

  • Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults (CASY)
  • Principles and Methods of Relationally Focused Integrative Psychotherapy (with Richard G Erskine, Ph.D.)
  • Attachment Workshop (with Sir Richard Bowlby)
  • Creative Interventions Workshop (The Carers Federation)
  • Grief and Loss Training (The Carers Federation)
  • Working with Self Harm (The Carers Federation)

In addition to private practice where I work with young people and adults (including couples), I work within schools and have experience of working with social care and local government agencies.

I have extensive experience working within charitable, public and corporate environments both nationally and internationally and am well placed to understand the stresses and strains which accompany working within these types of organisations.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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  • Warm, welcoming space in Beeston


Brief telephone consultation - Free

Initial 20 minute discussion - £25

Full 50 minute consultation - £45

The cost of your counselling with me reflects the high quality and in-depth training I have undertaken and my commitment to ongoing development. Please see below for costs according to venue.

Individuals (50 minute session) - £45
Couples (60 minute session) - £55

I also offer limited discounted rates for students in Counsellor training or if you have a limited income.

Please refer to my website for further information and more detail of payment methods and cancellations.

Further information

Transportation and Parking

There are excellent public transportation links via bus, train and tram. I am a 5 minute walk from the train station.

In Beeston, free, public, off-street parking is available nearby.

Please ring or email me if you have any questions at all.

Maps & Directions

Beeston, NG9 2NH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime and evening appointments available Monday to Saturday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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