Linda Clark MA Counselling Reg BACP MA Hons
Are you looking for someone who can help you explore the issues dominating your life in a non-judgemental and genuine manner? I support clients in making positive changes, building resilience and achieving personal growth. Going to counselling can be daunting: I hope to offer clients a place of safety and compassion, and a therapeutic relationship instilled with warmth, energy and humour.
I’ve experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, relationship issues, infertility issues, work-related issues, family conflict, parenting, abuse, cultural issues, self-esteem, emotional unavailability, men’s issues, women’s issues, life-coaching and personal development. I’ve worked with clients from all walks of life and life stages from students, to stay-at-home parents, to senior managers. I’ve also had a corporate career, worked as a language teacher, held volunteering roles, and raised a family: all of which help me understand my clients.
I tailor my approach to each client’s needs. I’m a person-centred and integrative counsellor meaning I believe you’ve the skills to overcome the challenges you’re facing and I draw on multiple therapeutic approaches to help you tap into these and flourish.
I‘m British but have lived in six countries across four continents. I grew up speaking English at home and French outside the home. I’m therefore particularly interested in cultural issues, and the difficulties of living outside one’s home country. I speak French and Spanish.
How I work
I work with individuals aged 18 and above. I work both face-to-face and online (I have training in this area). I also offer ‘Walk and Talk Therapy’ on Clapham or Wandsworth Common if you prefer to be outdoors during Covid, or just like being in nature.
I offer a free, 10 minute, phone chat before you commit to a face-to-face or online appointment.
I have therapy rooms at the Clapham Therapy Rooms, Battersea Rise, SW11.
I offer both long and short-term therapy. I draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotion Freedom Technique (“tapping”), Person-Centred Therapy, and Solutions-Focused Therapy. I also use my Gottman Method Couples Therapy training to help individuals strengthen their relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters degree in Counselling from Monash University, Australia.
I also have training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Freedom Technique, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Online and Telephone Counselling, Solutions-Focused Therapy. I am a certified Fertility Coach.
As well as the above qualifications, I undertake continuing professional development with a minimum of 30 hours' top up training per year on a wide range of areas that will enhance the therapeutic process. I also meet with a supervisor monthly.
I am fully insured with Towergate Insurance.
As part of my training, I worked with individuals and couples experiencing relationship, family and professional issues; couples undergoing fertility treatment; and students and teenagers with unplanned pregnancies.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I’m committed to offering a service that is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner and abide by BACP Ethical Framework and GDPR.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 50 minute session (face-to-face or online).
£60 per 50 minute Walk and Talk session (to allow for travel time to and from meeting point).
I offer a free 10 minute phone chat to help you decide if you would like to book an appointment.
Concessions offered for
I appreciate that, even though life can be overwhelming, accessing counselling can be a big step for many people. I am committed to supporting you as you explore whatever issues are bothering you. I work on both a short and a long-term basis with my clients, according to the issues they are facing and what they want out of counselling. My goal is help you work through whatever is troubling you and help empower you to live a fulfilling and rewarding life.