Linda M Newbold MA (Psych), UKCP Reg'd, EMDR Accr Pract, Adv Cert Couples Cllng.
Are you struggling and looking for change which is powerful, deep, effective and lasting?
If so, then please read on...
Whilst I certainly don't claim to have quick and easy answers to your problems, what I can do is help you to explore and change the underlying patterns which are creating them. I'm able to offer you many helpful approaches to enable you to make the changes you want and to find meaning and inner freedom in your life. I retain an enduring fascination for the wisdom and potential power of your inner self and a passionate commitment to discovering new therapeutic approaches to help you access this wisdom.
I should say that, above all, I value the working relationship which I form with you as the most important medium in which to find the space to explore your inner world. I have been told that I provide a calm and intuitive style backed up by the many theories, skills and tools which I've accumulated and adapted from several in-depth trainings and 30 year's experience. These have all been devised especially to help others and I have selected those which I feel are most efficacious and which suit my style and personality to use. I have already helped many people to overcome their difficulties and to find their inner strengths. There is a good chance that, in a calm, confidential and accepting environment, I can help you achieve these things too.
In the last 5 years I have come to specialise in an exciting new therapeutic method called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing). Whilst it can be incorporated as a potent 8-stage tool in a wider integrative therapeutic practice it can also be used as a standalone therapy. I use it in either situation depending on your need. EMDR's reputation has been built up for resolving and eradicating the ill effects of trauma and PTSD, but it can actually help you to resolve many problems at their root such as, for example, anxiety, lack of self confidence, anger problems and so on. In fact, EMDR has become my preferred method for helping others.
I realise that for some of you searching for a therapist can stir up some anxiety and can be a difficult step to take; this may be particularly the case when trying something different and which is largely unknown, such as EMDR. Through an initial telephone conversation or an assessment session or both, together we can create the opportunity to determine if my style is right for you and whether we can work together. I will discuss with you the best method for your issues; EMDR will always be in the list of options but, of course, may not be appropriate in your case. Anyway, I have a more in depth website on EMDR which you can find here.
Overall, I describe myself as a humanistic* and integrative therapeutic practitioner but with a special interest in EMDR* and also the theories of Dr Carl Jung. This means that I will also bring to you transpersonal* and psychodynamic* thinking as well as cutting-edge EMDR techniques.
In addition, the mind-body connection and the impact of the psyche on physical and emotional health has always provided a strong magnetic pull to me and I completed my Master's Degree dissertation on this topic, for which I'm pleased to say, I received a Distinction.
Please note that I have trained in and include Couples*** or Relationship Counselling, NLP, CBT***, Mindfulness*** and EMDR*** in my skills base.
More About Me
TELEPHONE COUNSELLING: For almost 4 years I worked part-time for an large Employee Assistance Programme as a Telephone Counsellor and Case Manager. The company provided telephone help to the employees of many companies UK wide with whom they had a contract to do so. In this role, along with a team of colleagues, I offered counselling by telephone on a one-off basis or occasionally over several sessions to individuals and their families.
I am well placed to offer this service privately now to anyone who wishes to speak on the phone to me. Of course, the sessions must be booked and paid for in advance following a free phone call to arrange this. Please see my website for more details.
I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 1988, and an accredited member of the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP) since Jan 2002. I am now, since 2007, a registered member of the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)- Psychotherapeutic Counselling section, and since Jan 2014 an accredited EMDR practitioner member of EMDR UK & Ireland.
***Please see this website for definitions of these therapeutic modalities if you so wish.
***Please note that, in addition to face-to-face counselling, I can also offer counselling on the Telephone. Fees are payable in advance by BACS transfer in this cases.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA (Psychotherapy & Healing)
- Pg.Dip Analytical Psychology (Jungian Therapy)
- Adv.Cert.Couples Counselling
- Cert.CBT & Mindfulness (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- Co-Counselling Teacher (CCI)
- Mind Clearing Therapist
- NLP Practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
- Spiritual Healing, Reiki Seichem 2, Gaiadon Heart Healing
- Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) for Trauma, Phobias, Panic, Anxiety & Depression
UKAHPP (Accred) (UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners)
UKCP Reg'd (UK Council of Psychotherapists)
BACP Reg'd (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
SOPH (Jungian Reg'd) (Society for Psychology & Healing)
NCS (Snr Accred Cllr & Snr Accred Supervisor)(National Counselling Society)
EMDR UK & Ireland (Accred) (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
My fees reflect 30 year's experience in the counselling, psychotherapy & personal growth field. During this time I've undertaken a number of high level, in-depth training courses to keep up with cutting edge tools and skills so as to be as helpful & effective as I can. I believe that the latter indicates, potentially, greater value for clients.
Please note that, when appropriate, it may well be possible to attend fortnightly sessions instead of making the usual weekly commitment. The first assessment session will be an opportunity to discuss this further.
A. £75 per Individ per hour; £110 for 1.5 hours
B. £40 - £60 for Telephone Counselling for 30 - 50 minutes.
C. £75 EMDR Therapy per Individual per hour; £110 for 1.5 hours.
D. £85 per Couple per hour or £115 per 1.5 hours (Initial Assessment 1.5 hrs - £115)
E. £65 Supervision for an individual trainee or qualified counsellor
F. £40 per Counsellor for a group of 4 for 2 hrs Group Supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sessions available on Mondays 2:00-8:30pm;Tuesdays 10:30-9:00pm; Wednesdays 10:30-7:00pm; Thursdays 10:30-5:30pm; Friday 12:00-2:30pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training