Linda French MBACP
07795 992 507
I have been a qualified counsellor for twelve years, and I know that counselling has the potential to be life-changing. I offer warmth, empathy and a non-judgemental, reflective approach in exploring what is troubling you. I aim to enable you to become more aware of what is shaping your current situation, which in turn in opens up new options in terms of how you respond to it and move your life forward. I am an Integrative counsellor, which means that I believe that the past, particularly our early life, plays a significant role in shaping what is happening in the present. I believe that within counselling, it is through the relationship that healing and change can happen, particularly through being heard, understood, accepted and yet also valued enough to be challenged to move forward, when it is what we want.
I am highly experienced in working with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, trauma, relationships, loss, and issues relating to difference. I have worked in very diverse environments including Prisons, the NHS, Education, Community Mental Health Services (Mind) and Drug and Alcohol Services (The Matthew Project). Through these working experiences and my own life experiences, I feel I can offer a depth of understanding and empathy.
If you are coming for couples' therapy, I offer a safe and contained space in which we can work together to focus on the underlying problem between you. I aim to enable both of you to gain as much insight as possible into the dynamics between you and to develop new ways of working through the difficulties in your relationship. If you have decided to end your relationship I will support you both through this and will work with you to make the process as good as it can be.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
BSc. (Hons) Psychology.
Certificate in Counselling Skills.
I am currently training as a Counselling Supervisor (Diploma).
I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am currently in private practice, which has been established for six years.
I also work for a local charity.
I am a credentialed counsellor with Mind.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-esteem
Individual Therapy (short- or long-term): £40 per session (1 hour). Please note I will be increasing my fee to £45 per session on 1st November 2018.
Couples Therapy (short-term only): £55 per session (1 hour 15 minutes). I will be increasing my fee to £60 per session on 1st November 2018.
Cancellation notice for a session: 24 hours.
What to Expect
The first session is an opportunity for you to discuss what has brought you to therapy and how you hope to benefit from it, and for both of us to decide about working together.
My approach is Integrative, so in our work I will be interested both in what is happening in the present moment for you, and in early life experiences which may be influencing what is happening in your life currently. The emphasis of these will vary depending on what works best for you.
I offer individual therapy on a weekly basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|