Dip Couns. MBACP, Pg cert Supervision
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Hello I'm Linda, I've been practising as a counsellor in Greater Manchester for over 20 years. I have worked in both Private Practice and within the NHS helping people with a wide range of issues from bereavement & loss to trauma, anxiety and depression.
I work as a Person Centred Counsellor. Person Centred Counselling is a ‘talking therapy’ which is client led, as the counsellor believes that the expert on the client and their experience is the client themselves. I aim to create an authentic ‘therapeutic relationship’ to enable you to feel understood, heard, accepted and valued. The ‘therapeutic relationship’ allows you to explore your difficulties and find ways to move forward within your life.
My approach is holistic; our bodies can hold onto our life experiences as much as our mind, so I work with the whole person paying attention to the physical effects of distress as much as the emotional.
I offer one to one counselling sessions to adults and young adults (16-18) who may be experiencing difficulties in their lives. There are many reasons why people come into counselling you may be experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, low self esteem or simply do not feel like you're functioning like you used to. I aim to give you a safe space look at your past or current situation to understand how this may be affecting you.
Counselling can be either long term or short term, weekly sessions last for 60 minutes and take place in my counselling room in New Moston/South Chadderton.
I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP). Being a registered member means I meet the BACP's standards for safe and ethical practice.
Finding the right counsellor for you is important, there are lots of different counsellors to chose from who offer many different approaches. Before we engage in any therapeutic work I offer an initial meeting with no obligation to work with me. I offer a free telephone Meeting, during the meeting we will discuss why you want to come into counselling, any goals or aims you may have for counselling and the boundaries of our work together. If you would like to book an inital meeting or have any questions about coming into counselling please feel free to contact me.
Zoom Video Sessions
Video counselling sessions are a great way to engage in counselling especially during the Covid-19 Pandemic. You can have counselling from the comfort of your own home and are not limited to your choice of counsellor by location.
All counselling sessions are fully encrypted on Zoom meaning our meetings are safe and secure online. All you will need is a device to download the Zoom software on to, this can be a smartphone, tablet or PC. and a private space where you won't be disturbed.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in counselling skills - 2000
Diploma in bereavement skills - 2000
Advanced Diploma in counselling - 2002
Certificate in CBT - 2010
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Msc) Salford University - 2011
Certificate in Mindfulness level 1 & 2 - 2014
Rewind Trauma Therapy – 2020
Reiki 1st & 2nd Degree 2021
I am currently studying for a Diploma in Shinrin Yoku the Japanese art of Forest Bathing
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
Initial meeting free telephone meeting
Counselling session £45.00 in person or Zoom
When I work