Linda Helena Boutet (Dip.) MBACP
In accordance with BACP protocol I am currently available for online and telephone sessions only. Please stay well without compromising your psychological wellbeing. I have years of experience in online and telephone counselling, and I realise that our psychological wellbeing can be impacted by isolation and anxiety.
With 29 years of experience as a BACP counsellor and psychotherapist, I provide authentic, compassionate and insightful support for my clients throughout the variety of life challenges they encounter, offering a genuine non-judgemental space.
Our past influences our present, but it does not have to dictate our future. Life experiences, both positive and negative, can be stepping stones for discovering who we are today and who we aspire to be tomorrow. Exploring our relationships with others and, importantly, our relationship with ourselves can be a truly empowering experience.
With empathic support, effective tools and personal determination, I believe we can find confidence, happiness and a real sense of fulfilment - with a grounded, gentle and sincere approach.
My professional training began in 1989 - I have trained in both psychodynamic and integrative therapy, CBT (cognitive behavioural techniques), positive relaxation and guided imagery.
I am a full member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
BACP (Children and Young People).
BACP ( Life Coaching )
How I work
- Integrative - Working using a variety of approaches depending on the client and the nature of the problem.
- Psychodynamic - Working with feelings and processes that are out of our everyday awareness.
- Cognitive Behavioural - Working with Thinking (Cognitive) & Behaviour: This approach facilitates greater awareness and insight into our patterns of thinking and how they influence our everyday behaviour.
Therapy can help us adopt new ways of thinking and alternative ways of coping with situations we find difficult.
No matter how bad you may feel, we can talk about it together, in confidence - as all my work is confidential and adheres to the BACP code of ethics.
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about how we may work together. Please be gentle with yourself and if you need to talk, reach out.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BCTA - The British Counselling Training Association, London
Diploma: Integrative Counselling
LCP - The London Centre for Psychotherapy
Foundation Year: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
WPF - Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London
Cert. Pastoral Counselling
The Tavistock & Portman Clinic, London
Working with Depression & Anxiety (CPD)
Cert.Counselling Young People in the Digital Age (CPD)
Cert.Primary Care Counselling (NHS)
Cert.Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy Approaches & Mindfulness
Cert. Clinical Supervision & Ethical Practice
'Freedom from Fear and Anxiety' (CPD)
The Royal Free Hospital, London
Cert.Behavioral Psychology & Working with Phobia's
Beat Bullying, London
Cert. Online Counselling (Young People)
Cert. Safeguarding & Child Protection
Cert. Child Development, Child Protection & Safeguarding
Empowering Mental Health Service Users (CPD)
Wornington College, London
Degree (Level 5)
Cert. Transpersonal Psychology & Counselling in the Community
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Personal and Spiritual Development
Coping with Change
Online & Telephone Sessions - £40 per hour
For online sessions, I use Zoom which is easy to use and completely confidential.
Member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
MBACP (Children & Young People)
MBACP (Life Coaching)
More articles by Linda Boutet
- Towards freedom from anxiety
- Relationships and our sense of self
- Counselling for loneliness
- Freedom from fear
- Feeling anxious at the idea of counselling
- Scared of counselling
- Anxiety, fear and trembling
- 'Am I going mad?'
- 'Do I need counselling?'
- Debs in search of self (Pt 1)
- My journey to becoming a counsellor