Linda Rose Fisher MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP
What I have seen in my Practice is that the issues or groups of people I work with unfolds in a kind of trend. In Vancouver 2007 – 11 I thought I was working with substance abuse as part of a larger complex of issues but soon learned to accept this addiction choice of my clients. Without going into detail that was my work in Vancouver. There I also worked with transgender people learning that ‘two spirited’ people were a natural part of First Nations culture. From one English speaking country to another the culture is widely varied I have found. That experience came with me back to the UK at the end of 2011 and then the trend in my caseload moved over to transgender issues. Also in Vancouver I gained experience of working with people on the Autism/Asperger spectrum. The issues in general again changed about three years ago from transgender issues to the issue of identifying oneself on the spectrum. Last year I started to notice the number of people who work in academia who sought my service. I also noticed since last year the number of people who have achieved a great deal in their career and materialistically and recognition by society. This made me realise ‘self-acceptance’ may not be the general underlying issue. From that realisation I can see my own practice had been veering toward ‘self-acceptance ‘, the lack of, as an obstacle. If there is one underlying search to all I meet in the therapeutic environment it is self-love. These two qualities, self-love and self-acceptance, the free gift everyone is born with, can help you to bear even the most adverse of conditions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Supervision
Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy 2016
MA in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
University of Cumbria 2015
The Medicine Wheel - Hector Hill Elder in the Gitxsan Nation 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Management of Advice and Guidance
CETAD University of Lancaster 2004
Diploma (Higher Ed) in Person-Centred Counselling
BACP Acreditted course
St. Martin's College (now UOC) 2001
BA(Hons) Visual Arts
University of Lancaster 1995
British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists BACP
British Association of the Person Centred Approach BAPCA
My work is guided by the BACP Code of Ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Photos & videos
£40 for a single 50 minute session
£50 for a single 80 minute session and I offer these single sessions finding in my experience some people resolve much in a single session
£108 per 4 sessions booked and paid in advance accessing it weekly or 'as and when'
£32 per 1.5 hours session for Supervision (low cost because I am newly qualified Supervisor and would be grateful for further experience)
£170. per ten sessions for trainee counsellors
Payment in advance - cheque or electronic transfer. Thank you.
Cancellation fee applicable (£10).
Since 2001 my experience has been with PTSD, neurodiversity, dyslexia and Asperger spectrum, anxiety, overwhelming sadness, body image issues, issues arising in meditation and creativity, including creative block. In Vancouver, as well as here in Lancaster, I worked with addiction. Workplace issues and work/life balance are areas I have additional qualifications and experience in.
I have been based in Lancaster since 1990. I am an artist and painted large canvases in oils when I had a studio. My current project involves photography and writing. What one does when there is no studio :)
I left Lancaster in 2006 in order to care for my mother who was declining with dementia. I worked in an area of Vancouver called the downtown eastside, a part of the city where there were 5,000 homeless people. It was here that I went to a lecture by Gabor Mate which gave me a greater insight into addiction. My co-workers and I facilitated workshops on recognising abuse, anger management and self care to name a few. Half of my clients called themselves urban natives being First Nation people arriving from reservations in the north and Alberta. I was struck by the value of kinship in the human family and kinship with the animal family and respect for the elements. I am grateful for the learning and understanding from my two-spirit First Nation clients. I have been able to bring that learning to the transgender people I have worked with here.
I returned to Lancaster in 2011.
Now I am interested in Brain Neuroplasticity and can offer work in this area one to one or to a group of participants.
My meditation practice spans over 4 decades. If I can share any of my learning journey with you do not hesitate to ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays/Wednesdays day and evening Saturdays daytime
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|