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Linda Baker Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, PG Dip. Reg. MBACP

London, SW19
07761 010508 07761 010508

About me

Hi, I am so pleased you have chosen to look at my profile, as this means you are already starting to take positive steps to address your situation and to improve your life.

I am a qualified Counsellor with extensive experience working with adults on a short term and open ended basis. I offer a confidential and supportive environment in which you can feel completely at ease to talk about your thoughts and feelings – and be understood. Talking with an experienced counsellor, who won’t judge, accepts your feelings and is able to listen, can provide a life enhancing experience. At your pace, I offer the supported space in which to find a clearer understanding of yourself, and to safely work through difficult feelings and emotional distress.

Ultimately, my priority is to help you to achieve personal growth and to be happier (what-ever that may mean for you). I have helped many people with a diverse range of issues, including:-

Anxiety ● Stress ● Depression ● Low Self-Esteem ● Life Transitions (including midlife crisis and retirement) ● Relationships Issues (home and work) ● Eating Disorders ● Sexuality and Sexual Identity ● Trauma ● Bullying ● Dyslexia ● Self- Destructive Behaviour ● Bereavement and Loss.

Additionally, I have an interest in working with issues around Dyslexia, Bullying (in the work pelace, at home or in the social setting) and Work Related pressures/stress.

WHAT TO DO NEXT

For many people, taking the first step into therapy can be a daunting one and naturally you may be unsure what to expect, but why not just contact me to arrange an initial meeting, where we can discuss your needs and how therapy can help you. If you would like to know more, why not visit my website: www.lindabakercounselling.co.uk, or call me on 07761010508.

Due to demand, I have just extended my working hours at my practice location in Wimbledon Village (SW19) to include Sunday appointments.


About me

Background by a broad ranging and successful careers working in both the private and public sector, a time came when I just didn't feel fulfilled anymore. I felt something needed to change, and for the better. It was a soul searching episode filled with anxiety and uncertainty. What was this feeling all about? Worryingly, how would my perceived sense of selfishness in wanting to change my life, impact upon those around me? Suffice to say, there were many good reasons to stay as I was. Yet, if I did nothing where was I going to end up? Clearly, something needed to happen to bring about change, toward finding happier dimensions in my life. Having a keen interest in people and the world of therapy, I decided to take the plunge. There was no turning back as I pursued my ambition training for many years. It was a passionate endeavour that expanded my world, and led me now to be successfully working as an experienced Counsellor in private practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in CBT
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • CPCAP Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • CPCAP Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), adhering to a code of conduct and ethical framework, providing a high standard of professional therapeutic care.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a keen interest working with adults who have suffered:

  • Childhood educational trauma and emotional distress. due to undiagnosed and unsupported dyslexia disability.
  • Adults experiencing the direct and indirect consequences of bullying in the home, at work or in a social setting.
  • Adults experiencing the personal, family and professionally related impact of work related stress and redundancy. Helping individuals to understand their situation, develop strategies to deal with and improve their situation and to examine ways to eradicate particularly problematic stress area.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Initial Consultation

An initial face to face consultation is charged at a special reduced rate of £45.00.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation.

Wimbledon Village SW19 - fees reflect an area competitive rate.

£55.00 per session (50 minutes)

Due to demand, I have just extended my working hours at my practice location in Wimbledon Village (SW19) to include Sunday appointments.

Further information


Please visit my website : www.lindabakercounselling.co.uk, or contact me on 07761010508, for more information.


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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Weekday Day, Evening & Saturday Appointments.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Linda Baker Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, PG Dip. Reg. MBACP

Linda Baker Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, PG Dip. Reg. MBACP