Linda Jones-Hargreaves Dip Couns. MBACP, Pg cert Supervision
Hello I'm Linda, I've been practicing as a counsellor in Greater Manchester for over 14 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 50 minutes and take place in my counselling room in New Moston.
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. There is a fee of £20 for a face to face meeting or 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.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Initial meeting (30 minute) £20 or free telephone meeting
£35 per 50 minute session
I offer a limited number of concessionary appointments for people on low income who may otherwise be unable to afford regular counselling. Contact me for more information
Counselling Supervision £40 per hour or £30 per hour for students
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a person centred supervisor I offer my supervisees a safe non-judgemental environment to enable them to explore their work with clients and to explore who they are as therapist. .View supervision profile