Linda Gregson

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BACP Accrd, UKRC Registered, Systemic Psychotherapy
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Barnes, London, SW13 0AU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm a counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with young people, individuals and couples of all ages and backgrounds who may be struggling with issues such as:

Emotional challenges, anxiety and depression, eating disorders, panic attacks/generalised anxiety or just feeling sad, OCD, insomnia and self-harm, stress, relationship difficulties (for individuals and couples), parents and children (supporting children and their parents through challenging times, resolve a family conflict, ADHD, abuse and addiction.

I will be here to listen and help you with compassion and empathy.

I am an integrative therapist informed by psychodynamic and systemic thinking, which can help understand how problems may occur within patterns and systems of relationships, with the aim to promote change and transformation.

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness strategies
  • Couples counselling
  • Young people's counselling.

Our sessions will enable us to explore together your feelings and difficulties and understand how patterns of behaviour may leave you feeling stuck and hopeless, and to think about how things could be different and create new attitudes to life situations.  I encourage my clients to grow and let go of negative/unhealthy beliefs and behaviours.

Couples Counselling

I offer counselling to help couples gain a better understanding of why their relationships are no longer working. I work with couples to improve their communication skills, heal past hurts and resentments and build an action plan to help turn relationships around and regain positive energy so that couples can  focus on creating stronger emotional bonds and gain a new relationship perspective. It also offers the space to gently consider and implement change.

Individual Counselling

Is an opportunity for you to come and talk to me about any struggles or problems that you face with the safety of confidentially and non-judgemental support to help you make sense of things that you are finding hard to cope with.

We can work either short term or long term and I offer a professional, compassionate, flexible, and creative working environment.

It takes time and commitment to have the best chance to nurture change and accentuate growth. I invite you to come along for a first session assessment where we can have a chance to meet and discuss what you wish to achieve and change through the therapeutic process.

I am located in Barnes (close to Barnes Bridge and Mortlake Stations) with good bus links as well. Facetime and Zoom sessions are also available.

If you would like to have an informal chat before booking, please feel free to give me a call.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Integrative Counselling Diploma (1997) Kingston University,
  • Postgraduate Psychotherapy (2001) Tavistock  & Portman, East London University
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) / Mindfulness Training
  • Couples Training *extensive training and courses.
  • Eating Disorders Diploma Certificate
  • BACP Accredited
  • UKRC Registered
  • VACS Accredited Alcohol Counsellor
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Foundation Training
  • Mindfulness Training

As well as private practice, I work for most leading healthcare companies and EAP providers and run communication workshops for couples.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Testimonials

'Thank you so much. Wish I'd found you when I was 16 but better later than never.
I have been using all your past words of wisdom - you really helped me through a
difficult time.'

'We absolutely want to continue our couples therapy as the 3 that we have had have
been extremely beneficial and we can only thank you for that.'

Fees

£60.00 - £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Daytime fees start at £60 per hour and £80 for couples
Fees for students can be negotiated at a lower rate.

Evening fees start at £70 for individuals and £85 for couples..

 

I am also registered with most leading healthcare providers.

When I work

Daytime and evenings

No weekends (unless in emergency)

Further information

I see clients either at my home in Barnes (3 minutes from Barnes Bridge Station) and 10 minute
bus ride from Hammersmith Bus Station.

I am also within easy access of Richmond/Kew/East Sheen,Twickenham and surrounding areas.

I am Couples Counsellor for Richmond Counselling & Psychotherapy Services.

Easy parking & wheelchair access.

18 Westfields Avenue, Barnes, London, SW13 0AU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Free parking after 11am. I have parking vouchers available if your appointment is before this time. My working hours are mornings, later afternoons and evenings. I do not work weekends or Fridays

Additional languages

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