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About me

Are you struggling and looking for change which is powerful, deep, effective and lasting?

If so, then please read on...

Screen%20shot%202011-10-31%20at%2013.57.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)
  • BA
  • Dipl.Grp.Indv.Supervision
  • 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)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


EMDR Association UK


Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology


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.

Please email or phone to arrange a free 15 minute chat to discuss your issues and to find out whether you feel you could work with me or whether I can help you.

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 £120 per 1.5 hours (Initial Assessment 1.5 hrs - £120)
E. £65 Supervision for an individual trainee or qualified counsellor
F.  £40 per Counsellor for a group of 4 for 2 hrs Group Supervision.
G. Free first session then £50 for a further 6 sessions weekly or fortnightly then reverting to the full rate of £75 weekly or fortnightly for *Key/Care Workers and the *Unemployed (bank statement evidence of Universal Credit required).

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Unemployed


Sessions available on Mondays 12:00-6:00pm; Tuesdays 10:00-6:30pm; Wednesdays 10:30-7:00pm; Thursdays 10:00-2:30pm

Further information

My practice is just off the A25 between Dorking and Reigate.

It's a lovely peaceful environment at the foot of Boxhill. There is plenty of parking.

Please click on the image below to read about my book:

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6 Hillside Gardens


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My clinic is located in a quiet residential area with plenty of parking.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


  Are you looking for individual supervision, or to join a supervision group? If so, I can offer you : An intuitive, understanding outlook where sharing insights is encouraged; Alternative ideas and creative working processes;  Encouragement and appropriate challenge;  A place to explore and understand your reactions to your client work Particularly for beginners, a calming and holding environment suitable for some revelations about your work which might otherwise seem a bit risky.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Linda M Newbold MA (Psych), UKCP Reg'd, EMDR Accr Pract, Adv Cert Couples Cllng.

Linda M Newbold MA (Psych), UKCP Reg'd, EMDR Accr Pract, Adv Cert Couples Cllng.