Linda Hancox. Compassionate Life Counselling for individuals and couples.
Hello. A warm welcome to my profile page.
There are times in all our lives when we need to make sense of what is happening and understand our thoughts and feelings. As a compassionate and experienced counsellor, I can offer you the opportunity to do this in a welcoming, safe, supportive and confidential space.
My natural compassion will allow me to connect with and understand your feelings and to care about your experiences ... to reach out to you as one human being to another ... to listen and respond to you as the person you are and the person you want to be.
Having experienced counselling for myself, I know the value of being listened to and of being able to share my difficulties with someone who cares, someone outside of my family and friends.
I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend and a colleague and know the very real challenges these roles can bring. I initially trained in primary school education and spent many happy, meaningful years giving to others within this context. I value relationships and the power of communication within them. It was through being divorced and other aspects of my personal life which led to mental health issues, that I needed counselling and gained enormously from it. These experiences led me to re-train as a counsellor and I love the aspect of being able to give something back based on my personal understanding, experiences and qualities.
I am trained in Integrative Counselling. It is rooted in Person Centred counselling but it also means I can select from a number of different approaches in order to offer you the counselling which best suits you and your needs. Our sessions together will be mainly based around discussion, but may also include, at invitation, other sensitive, creative and imaginative approaches.
I can offer short or long term counselling - whatever you feel you need, with you in control.
I have enjoyed working in a variety of settings including charity agencies, GP surgeries and private practice. I now work from home in a private and comfortable room.
For further information, please feel free to contact me via email or mobile. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
* Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling - accredited by BACP
*Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relationship/Couples Counselling
* Transactional Analysis 101
* Certificate in Counselling
* Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - accredited by Plymouth NHS
* Transpersonal Training Workshop - accredited by Simply Counselling
* An Introduction to Music Therapy - accredited by Plymouth NHS
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Communication Issues - understanding blocks to effective communication; knowing how to communicate effectively.
I offer a free, 20 minutes, initial session which allows us to meet and for you to ask questions. The relationship we have is the key to successful counselling.
If you feel you would like a full session straight away, that is payable at the full rate.
Individuals - £40 per session *
Couples - £50 per session * Currently offering one discounted space of £40.
Young adults aged 16 - 18 £20 per 30 minute session
* I also offer consessionary rates with no financial questions asked. Please ask for more details.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and use their framework for good practice to guide my work.
As part of this good practice, I receive supervision on a monthly basis with a very experienced psychotherapist and practitioner.
I also attend courses as appropriate and read books and monthly magazines for continual professional development.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Types of client