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MBACP Reg. Specialising in Anxiety and Low Mood

About me

Hello, I'm Linda, I offer face to face, telephone and online counselling for adults, and young people aged 16 years and upwards.

Do you find yourself having unwanted thoughts that make you feel overwhelmed and anxious? Maybe you lie awake at night and can’t stop unpleasant thoughts going round in your head? Perhaps you notice that your heart races, your breathing becomes faster or you feel panicky?

Do you worry about your health and often think the worse? Are you feeling like you don’t know where you belong anymore or that you don’t count?  Maybe a relationship or work difficulty is making you feel unhappy? Do you find it difficult to enjoy the things you once used to?
 
These are all possible everyday signs of anxiety or low mood and you are likely feeling quite exhausted and very tired - this is my specialist area.
 
So how am I able to help you?
 
By being able to talk freely and openly in confidence to an experienced counsellor can help you understand what is lying underneath your thoughts and feelings. Clients often say that a weight has been lifted by simply being able to speak to me about their worries. You can expect a safe and confidential space to talk about whatever is bothering you, there is no judgement and you are free to talk about whatever you need to.

You may feel a little nervous about counselling and taking that first step may be a bit scary for you, this is normal, so do get in touch with any questions or book your free intro call via the link above.

I aim to respond within 24 hours.
 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • L4 Diploma in Integrative Person Centred Counselling
  • Advanced Specialist Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Mental health First Aider (MHFA) England
  • Advanced Part Diploma Children and Young People 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £30.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

£45 per 60 minute session

£40 per 45 minute session

£30 per 30 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

DBS checked/registered with the DBS Update Service. I can offer home visits where necessary.  A small risk assessment will be conducted to ensure everyone's safety and comfort. 

Barnstaple, EX31

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Small ramp to counselling room. One step into counselling room.

Online platforms

Zoom