Linda Colclough MBE
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 20 years experience as a counsellor 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 over 20 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 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.
My working life for the past 24 years 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 earlier this year due to lack of funding which instigated me to move back to my home town of Blyth Northumberland.
I currently work from my home in Blyth offering flexible appointments to suit busy lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 20 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I charge £40 per hour for individuals.
£60 per hour for couples.
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. Skype 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available most weekdays and evenings. I do work some Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|