Estelle Linney Counselling & Ecotherapy PGDip. MBACP
Finding and choosing a counsellor who you feel you could connect with can be daunting and yet one of the best choices in life you can make.
Together we begin to build a trusting therapeutic relationship that is both empowering and hopeful. This relationship helps you to navigate through a challenging moment in your life. Together we can explore what you feel ready and safe to share – whether these are current, buried or almost forgotten experiences. I will be at your side to listen and will always relate to your unique circumstances and way of being; facilitative of your change and growth process.
I am a qualified clinical counsellor, primarily practicing from a Person-Centred Approach to therapy, grounded on the values of empathic understanding, acceptance and congruence. I am currently studying for my MA in Clinical Counselling, looking into the effects of dementia on family adult carers.
I have extensive experience of working within both the public and private sector, more recently practicing within the voluntary sector providing counselling for adult carers.
I strongly believe in working at your pace, whilst always providing a trusting and safe environment for you to find ways to explore your feelings and to understanding your emotions that are causing you concern.
My personal and academic interest and skills are working with adults who are caring for family or friends diagnosed with dementia.
I work with people who are experiencing feelings of loss and bereavement, stress, anxiety, depression, low-mood, post-traumatic stress, bullying, abuse, health issues, work related problems, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
If you feel we could work together, I will help you explore and process your difficult thoughts and feelings that you are experiencing and will support you to work with them and through them.
Through exploring, discovering and accepting your emotions, you can find a way to move forward towards a better and more fulfilled and meaningful life.
I am an Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework. I hold a current enhanced DBS disclosure and have full insurance to practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PGDip. (Dist) Clinical Counselling - Working towards MA and BACP Registration. This is a BACP Accredited Course at the University of Chester.
- BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation - Liverpool John Moore's University.
- PGCert in Counselling Skills - University of Chester.
Continued Professional Development (CPD)
- Workshop in Pluralistic Therapy - The pluralistic approach creates a framework in which practitioners can integrate a wide variety of understandings and methods into their practice. Delivered by Mick Cooper.
- Existential approach to therapy - This therapeutic approach is concerned with the understanding of people’s position in the world and with the clarification of what it means to them to be alive. Delivered by Emmy Van Deurzen.
- Working with suicide - Delivered by Andrew Reeves.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If you are interested in engaging in Eco-therapy, then this can be discussed during initial counselling sessions or contact me for further information.
Counselling Sessions £50/hour.
Eco-therapy Sessions £50/hour
Concessionary rates are available for students and people on low income.
Concessions offered for
I also have a deep belief in the healing power of connecting with nature and how this benefits mental health and general wellbeing. Together with traditional counselling, I offer a relatively new approach to counselling which embraces eco-therapy sessions. Should this be of interest, we could explore this further during your initial counselling sessions.