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Linda Dorrington MBACP; Msc Coaching Psychology; Dip Integrative Counselling

Brentwood, Essex, CM14
07502 222496 07502 222496

About me

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.  I am an experienced counsellor and coach, having worked in this field since 2010,  initially as a coach then training in integrative counselling & psychotherapy.  I am passionate about helping my clients to lead meaningful and happy lives, overcoming any barriers which hold them back, helping them make real and lasting change. I always work with my client, helping them to 'help themselves' which is a much more empowering way to work.

Why Counselling and Coaching combined are so powerful

As a Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I can focus on deep and lasting psychological healing and change whilst also having the skills of a Coach to work in practical ways to help you develop your strengths and plan a better future.

Background

With over 20 years experience in education, I became very aware of the importance of mental well-being and how stress can impact on the emotional and mental well-being of young people, parents and teachers. This is what led me from teaching to therapy and coaching, knowing how important it is for people to be able to express their feelings and to deal with old and current issues before they can move forward with their lives.

Few people escape from some level of anxiety, stress, trauma, broken relationships or bereavement in their lives. I provide a safe space for you to explore the past, express your thoughts and feelings and develop a greater awareness of what is going on in your life, finding your way to a more positive future.

What to expect in your first session.

I provide a supportive confidential space for you to talk through your concerns, to develop a better understanding about yourself and to help you find your own answers. I know it is sometimes difficult taking that first step and will always try to ensure you feel listened to and supported.

We will use our first session together to explore what has bought you to therapy and how we might work together. You may know why you are here but you may also just feel 'stuck' in a job, in a relationship or feel generally anxious or unhappy. Or feeling like you don't know where you are in your life and lack meaning and purpose.

What now?

It is a good idea to have a quick chat over the phone first of all - we can discuss what is going on for you and how therapy can help you. There is no obligation here and I would be the first to say if I thought we could not work well together.

Contact

I offer a free phone initial consultation session on 07502 222496. You can also  email me here  to get in touch.

Daytime, evening & weekend appointments available.

I also offer online or phone sessions if you prefer although I would like to meet with you initially if possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Msc in coaching psychology
  • BA (Hons) psychology
  • Post-grad diploma in integrative counselling & coaching
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (DHP, MAPHP)
  • Post-grad certificate in education

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Psychological Society, the Association for Coaching and a Practitioner with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). I am fully insured, and my full professional details are public on LinkedIn.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Coaching - Life changes
  • Executive Coaching
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Adolescent Executive function coaching (managing emotions, taking initiative, staying focused, being organised, planning and prioritising).

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£ 55 per 50 minute counselling session

£70 per 60 minute session/£100 per 90 minute coaching session

Concessions available: I believe that therapy should be affordable for as many people as possible so can offer some concessions to people on low incomes or students. Please ask me about this.

I offer a free phone initial consultation session on 07502 222496. You can also email me here to get in touch. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon-Friday 9-7 Saturdays 9-12 I do try to be as flexible as possible so if these times are impossible, please ask me.

Further information

Having worked in primary education for many years, I have considerable experience working with children, especially those with special educational needs. I have also worked for several years as a counsellor for young people (13-25) which means I have a breadth of knowledge on the challenges which present for children and young adults.

As an experienced Hypnotherapist, this allows me to work at an even deeper level, which can help even more when used together with counselling or coaching.

Over the years, I have helped clients with many issues, in particular anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, relationship issues, bereavement, smoking cessation and other issues.

Brentwood
Essex
CM14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Linda Dorrington MBACP; Msc Coaching Psychology; Dip Integrative Counselling

Linda Dorrington MBACP; Msc Coaching Psychology; Dip Integrative Counselling