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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fee is £45 per 50 minute session
Please phone or email me to make an appointment or if you have any queries.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer daytime appointments on weekdays
Types of client