Linda Baker MA MBACP (Accred)
Life can be very hard and we all experience times of unhappiness when we may feel alone with our problems. I will listen to your worries without judging and work with you to explore your situation, gaining different perspectives and greater clarity to hep you move forward.
Sometimes simply being heard can be enough to bring relief. In other cases exploring the difficulties which you face may be the start of a process of making active changes in your life or of making peace with a situation that cannot be changed.
I work with my clients in weekly 50 minute sessions. Sometimes as few as 6 sessions can be enough to provide the insight and confidence a client needs to carry on with their lives. In other circumstances the counselling process can take much longer.
I practice at the Evergreen Wellness Centre in Letchworth.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy from City University and ten years of counselling experience. Before training as a counsellor I worked as a manager in a City accountancy firm.
My counselling training was integrative, meaning that I have studied a number of different approaches but my preferred way of working is existential. Existential therapy is based in philosophy but basically means that I understand my clients issues as problems in living. Consequently I do not seek to diagnose or label clients in any way.
I am registered and accredited with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and practice in accordance with their ethical standards.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £45 per 50 minute session
Please phone or email me to make an appointment or if you have any queries.