Amy Linighan Dip.Couns MBACP

Amy Linighan Dip.Couns MBACP



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About me

What do I offer?

I offer Counselling to Adults and Young People by using the Person-Centred model of therapy, which means I put you, the client, at the centre of our work.Your issues will be unique to you, therefore, I offer a unique, therapeutic approach, tailored to your own individual needs. I work with a whole range of mental health and wellbeing issues in a sensitive, creative and integrative way and I am non-judgemental in my approach.

If you would like to talk about your feelings or concerns regarding your own mental health or the mental health of a young person, then please get in touch. You can contact me by phone, text or email.

What happens next?

Firstly, we can arrange a 'no pressure' initial consultation, which allows an opportunity for you to discover what's on offer and if it will meet with your personal needs or those of the young person. If all parties are in agreement with the expectations of the therapy offered, then further sessions can be arranged.

How do I work?

My work with clients is done on a one to one basis and sessions are usually held weekly or fortnightly.

I work face to face, by telephone or online.

Young people can be referred by a Parent or Guardian if they are under 16 years old, unless they are Gillick Competent, which means they are assessed as having the capability to understand the work they are engaging in and allows them the ability to self-refer.

What are my expertise?

I specialise in working with Young People aged 11-16 years old.

I am currently employed as a Children and Young Persons Therapist and work with clients in local schools and colleges. I have recent experience of Counselling young people via GP referral, in a local NHS, Health Care Centre.

I have substantial experience of working for a local hospice, as part of their Bereavement Counselling Service, with both adults and children and I have offered treatment, as part of a stepped care model, to Adults suffering with anxiety and depression, within an NHS, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service.

I also offer personal therapy at a reduced rate to counselling students and concessions to those on low wages or benefits.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Child Centred Play Therapy
  • Autism Awareness Training
  • Virtual College Safeguarding
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3
  • Understanding Trauma and Attachment in Young People
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Stress and Workplace Bullying
  • Mental Health Training
  • Bereavement Counselling with Adults
  • Supporting Children Experiencing Grief and Loss
  • Information Governance
  • Risk Training
  • Equality and Diversity

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Whether you are seeking therapeutic support for the first time or you have received a diagnosis and have been recommended Counselling as a form of treatment by your GP, I would discuss your reasons for contacting me at your initial consultation session.

If I felt that you required the expertise of another practitioner of alternative form of treatment, then I would be congruent about this from the outset. I work by the BACP Ethical Framework and I am aware of my own professional limitations which I would not work outside of.

As a client, you have the autonomy to choose which practitioner, type of therapy, method of delivery, location, time of day, etc. that feels most beneficial to you. You always have the option to review the service you receive and assess if it is adequately supporting your therapeutic needs.

"As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves."

Carl Rogers


£35 per session

£25 per session (Students, Concessions)

  • Free / low-cost sessions available
  • Free / low-cost sessions for Keyworkers

Further information

  • BACP Registered Membership
  • Indemnity Insurance
  • ICO Registration
  • Enhanced DBS

Maps & Directions

Hartlepool, TS25

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


  • Evenings
  • Weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults