Linda Colclough

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Northumberland, NE24
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About me

Do you struggle with anxiety? Are you often feeling stressed? Cant sleep for thinking? Would you consider therapy to assist you in moving forward in your life, to assist you to achieve your goals? We can use therapy to help us understand many things about ourselves and to work though any difficulties we may be experiencing. I totally appreciate the courage it takes to talk about these matters, and I respect that taking the first step towards counselling can be challenging. An initial phone call to discuss what is right for you may be the starting point.

I have over 25 years experience of working with individuals and couples, providing a non-judgemental space that will enable you to explore the issues you are finding difficult. Throughout this time I will support you on your journey to overcome the issues which are problematic for you.

Since qualifying as a counsellor many years ago, I have worked with thousands of clients with a variety of problems including: anxiety, stress, work related stress, living in domestic violence, relationship issues, bereavement, childhood sexual abuse, self harm etc. I am able to work in a time limited way offering focus to any work we do together or I can offer long term counselling. I believe you are the expert I see my role as supporting you in finding what you need from therapy.

I offer clinical supervision for counsellors and external supervision for team mangers.

My working life from 1995 until 2019 was based in Bradford West Yorkshire I was Founder and  Chief Executive Officer of Mosaic a registered charity which offered support to families whose lives had been affected by sexual abuse. I was humbled and honoured to receive an MBE in the Queen's 2018 New Years Honours List  for this work.

The charity closed in 2019 due to lack of funding which instigated me to move back to my home town of Blyth Northumberland.

I currently work in private practice as a counsellor and supervisor from my home in Blyth offering flexible appointments face to face and online to suit people with busy lives.

In 2021 I worked part time for Safe Spaces which was facilitated by Victim Support offering advocacy and support to survivors of church based abuse. This was a pilot project which ended in January 2023.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 25 years experience of one to one work with clients, both through my job working in the area of sexual abuse, as well as vast experience in my private practice.

I have attended numerous training courses over the years covering a wide range of topics eg: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples Counselling, group work skills, solution focused therapy, anger management, domestic violence, working with drugs and alcohol, narcissism, somatic psychology etc.

From 2002-2005 I was a tutor at Bradford college facilitating the OCR in Counselling (similar to level 3 today). I have also developed and facilitated an in depth training course for counsellors covering the many issues surrounding sexual abuse.

I have facilitated many therapy groups and support groups.

I have worked with clients with a variety of issues including: sexual abuse, eating disorders, relationship issues, clients fleeing violence,  clients suffering from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, suicidal tendencies etc.

I also have a keen interest in working with couples.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £45 per hour for individuals.

£65 per hour for couples.

£50 per hour for supervision.

When I work

I am available most weekdays and evenings.  I do work some Saturday mornings.

Further information

I am keen to become established in the Blyth area offering counselling or coaching to clients who feel they need support to move forward with their lives.

I would like to assist you to explore any issues you feel you want to look at in a safe environment.

I offer a free 15 minute phone call for you to chat with me, ask me any questions you may have, and decide if you would like to meet when we can decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

Counselling sessions are usually face to face and normally take place on a weekly basis, although other timescales may be discussed to fit in with your personal circumstances. Zoom or telephone sessions are also available.

I can be contacted via telephone or email. If I am unable to answer please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.

Northumberland, NE24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors as well as external managerial supervision to team managers.

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Linda Colclough
Linda Colclough