Linda Donnelly - Peaceful Paths
67 Murray Place
Forth Valley College Of Further & Higher Education
I have a real passion and enthusiasm for counselling and feel it’s a privilege that clients trust to share their experiences of life. Taking your first steps in to counselling can be a daunting experience. I believe that I bring a grounded warmth to the counselling, providing a safe place for you to explore difficult thoughts and feelings. At the core I am a person centred counsellor whilst also drawing upon the Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic approach. I have completed studies in motivational interviewing, the CBT approach and the person centred approach. I consider that the most appropriate therapeutic approach that should be offered to clients is the one that fits best with their needs. Following this consideration I am keen to develop and learn further approaches and tools that can be used to support a client best in the counselling relationship. For this reason I am currently working towards completing a course in relationship counselling with Relationship Scotland.
My experience in counselling has been in working as a counsellor in addictions, bereavement, mental health, relationship and general counselling. This has provided me with experience in various issues that are brought by the clients of many different background and experiences. I work in an empathic, un-judgemental and respectful way. My work is supporting you to better cope or understand the issues, feelings that are overwhelming you and supporting you to make any positive changes you wish to make in your life.
We can have an initial meeting to help you decide if you wish to continue with me as your counsellor the journey you take on your counselling could be as short or as long as your require as the counselling moves at your pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counsellor accreditation in Addictions
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (University of the West of Scotland Accredited)
Post Grad Diploma in Person Centred Counselling Strathclyde University.
As continued personal development I am currently studying the certificate in relationship counselling with Relationship Scotland.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
The initial meeting will be at a cost of £18 pound thereafter the cost will be £35 for a one hour counselling session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Family Life Centre Stirling: Evenings, Weekends and Wednesday all day. Falkirk (FVC): Tuesday nights
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|