Linda Meikle BEd (Hon) MBACP

Linda Meikle BEd (Hon) MBACP

Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1

0773 328 3041

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Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1

0773 328 3041

About me


I understand that from time to time we can all feel the need of some help and support with emotional issues. My profile will tell you about me and how I can work with you, helping you to find inner calm and restore balance in your life through counselling and psychotherapy.

I am an experienced counsellor who has worked with a wide variety of clients of differing ages, recognising that each one of us is unique, diverse and special. I can offer counselling which integrates several approaches tailoring the therapy to suit the needs of the client in the best possible way

As a fully qualified teacher with many years of experience I recognise the importance of the early years and its link to a person’s development. These formative years are often a key to an individual’s personality. My teaching has equipped me well, giving me the skills to recognise how a person responds and why they do so.

I know that each one of us has the capacity within ourselves to find a calmer more fulfilling way to live our life, but that some help may be needed along the way. I strongly believe that the trusting relationship developed between the counsellor and the client is one of the most important factors in creating a successful outcome, enabling the client to feel empowered and in control.

How does Counselling work?

We can sometimes find that life challenges are making us feel anxious and confused. We may experience feelings of being lonely, sad or worried and unable to escape from these recurring feelings. We may know why we feel as we do, but occasionally we do not understand what is causing our distress; we can be puzzled as to why we are acting or feeling the way we do.

Counselling therapy sessions provide an opportunity to explore and unpick what is going on in your life. This process will bring an understanding as to what you are thinking and feeling, making sense of your experiences. I will share this journey with you, enabling you to find a new way of looking at things and giving you the insight to make any changes you need to make.

What can I help with?

There are a wide variety of reasons why a client may look for support. These reasons may include:

Abuse, addictions, anxiety, bereavement, stress, depression, general counselling,guilt, health related issues, identity problems, mental health issues, personal development, redundancy, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, self-harm, sex-related issues,shame, trauma and work-related issues.

I work with young people and adults of all ages and I am happy to offer long and short term face to face therapy, as well as online counselling and telephone counselling.

How do I deliver therapy?

I see clients in a welcoming, comfortable and private space offering you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in confidence. I offer this confidential service and do not make any judgements. I am a good listener who is compassionate and caring, always having your best interests at heart. I am committed to helping you to find the answers to the questions you are asking and to help you to understand the feelings you are experiencing. This will empower you and enable you to achieve a balance and fulfilment in your life.

My therapy rooms are situated in the centre of Harrogate, with parking facilities close by.

What happens next?

We can arrange an initial meeting to assess your situation and ensure that we are able to work therapeutically together. If you feel comfortable and are happy to proceed with therapy we can plan a programme together. This programme would be reviewed from time to time. The times and frequency of therapy will be arranged and negotiated; normally sessions would take place on a weekly basis. You may wish to work with me for a few weeks or a few months depending on the circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Certificate in Counselling and Therapeutic Skills, a Certificate in Safeguarding Children and Young People, a Certificate of Proficiency awarded by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree.

In addition I have had experience and training in Anger Management, Bullying, Bereavement and Loss,Vicarious Trauma, Rape,Mental Health, Mindfulness, Sand Tray Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I am a fully insured and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I work within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework ensuring that everyone receives the highest standard of therapeutic support.

I evaluate my work in frequent supervision sessions and I always look for ways to develop my practice and enhance my skills by attending regular courses.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

An introductory session will cost £30.00
This initial meeting will help us to establish whether we can comfortably work together and answer any queries that might arise.
Later individual hourly sessions will be £40.00 each.
Concessions for students: £30.00

Maps & Directions

Harrogate, HG1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

I am available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in central Harrogate.There is ample parking nearby.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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