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MBACP(Accred); BA(Psych); BA(Hons) PersonCentred Counselling

About me

I feel passionately about my work, and am committed to making a difference to your life. I feel strongly that if you are vulnerable or in distress that you have the opportunity to make changes in your life based on an awareness and an informed choice. This is what I hope to facilitate in my sessions.

Counselling provides an opportunity for you to work towards living your life in a more fulfilling way by addressing specific issues around your thoughts, feelings, behaviour and experiences. It's about empowering, supporting and enabling you to find the solutions which feel right for you, in a way which respects your values, personal resources, and freedom of choice.

I am an established, experienced and accredited counsellor. I deal with a wide range of issues which include depression, anxiety, sexuality, self-esteem and relationship issues. I also have 9 years experience in trauma, bereavement, loss and disability within an NHS setting. I regularly see clients for all maternity (pregnancy/birth) or infertility related issues. I also provide counselling support for Elite and Olympic athletes, for the English Institute of Sport. I supervise counsellors, and deliver training.

I am located near the River Thames in Maidenhead. The sessions take place in a comfortable setting, with confidentiality guaranteed.
I can confirm that during the Coronavirus restrictions, I am able to offer counselling by Skype, zoom, whatsapp video, and telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Psychology)
BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in Couples Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in Person Centred Supervision                                           

EMDR (part 1&2)

MBACP(Accred) - fully accredited.
Member of the Accredited BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
(i.e. I meet the standard required to be listed on the accredited BACP Register)
Member of British Infertility Counselling Association. (BICA)
Member of the Metanoia Institute, and am a Metanoia approved Supervisor.

I have been counselling since 2002. As well as running my own established Private Practice covering a wide range of issues (refer to list below), I also support Elite athletes, and was also an NHS Specialist Trauma Counsellor for Women and Children's Services and Intensive Care for 9 years. Support for men, women and couples experiencing issues around conception, pregnancy and birth is also available within my Private Practice.

Although my approach is essentially Person-Centred, I often draw from other approaches, depending on my clients' needs.

I supervise counsellors, including facilitating group supervision for counsellors/front-line staff working for local agencies. I offer training, and am also trained to facilitate support groups.

I have worked in a business environment before, as an Account Executive/Manager within the advertising/marketing and broadcasting fields, and therefore have an awareness and understanding of how work issues might affect one.

I undertake regular supervision and training to ensure that I deliver a consistent and high quality service.

I have a current and valid DBS certificate (i.e. I have been CRB checked)

I am a registered BUPA provider.
I am a registered provider with WPA.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sexuality

Pregnancy, birth and fertility issues

Transitioning from Elite sport

Fees

From £60.00 to £65.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

£60-£65 per hour for individuals
£70-£75 per hour for couples

£60-£65 per hour for supervision

Fees are payable by bank transfer prior to the session, and there is a strict 24 hour cancellation policy.

BUPA approved / WPA registered

I also offer general mentoring and coaching to individuals. Fees are negotiated according to specified requirements.

Support groups for antenatal, birth, and postnatal issues

I can confirm that during the Coronavirus restrictions, I am able to offer counselling by Skype, zoom, whatsapp video, and telephone.

Further information

REFERENCES:

"I cannot thank you enough for getting me through the most difficult and traumatic experience of my life. I had been subjected to terrible mental abuse and aggression from a partner for years, which had left me a former shadow of myself. Your wisdom, guidance, support and kindness have given me the strength to rebuild my life and find myself again. You have encouraged me to venture back out in the world and start enjoying myself again, and given me the tools to protect myself. You have been my rock and I will never be able to thank you enough. Don't ever stop doing what you do, because you have an amazing gift in helping people."  CE 16/6/14

"After just 8 sessions talking with Linda, I have gained a new and 'balanced' opinion of myself, leading to much improved self esteem in a short space of time. I have learned a new way of thinking, which helps guide me onwards with much more self worth and positivity. I think anyone would benefit from chatting to Linda. It was really helpful and enlightening. A very positive experience that I will remember." AL 3/8/13

"You understand me. I feel my communication is my biggest challenge in my life and yet, with you, I don't need to use many words.......You helped me cross a very scary bridge, you made me feel safe and that I am not alone." TM

"I feel I have found myself and what is important to me and have learned how to better cope with life's ups and downs."  EW

Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a Metanoia trained/approved Person Centred Supervisor, offering supervision for individuals or groups.

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