Linda French MBACP
07795 992 507
I am highly experienced in working with a wide range of issues, particularly anxiety, relationship issues, loss, depression, childhood abuse and neglect, and substance misuse.
I have been a qualified counsellor for twelve years, and I know from both professional and personal experience that counselling can be life-changing. I offer warmth, empathy and acceptance, in a safe and confidential space. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
I will support you to gain more awareness of what is shaping your current situation so that you have more options in how you respond to it, thereby gaining a greater sense of control over both your present and future. I will also encourage you to develop a supportive relationship with yourself, as part of developing your resources to live differently.
Counselling is, fundamentally, a relationship, and I will aim to make it one that is as helpful to you as it can be.
I have a breadth of experience through working in such diverse environments as the NHS, prisons, a national mental health charity (Mind), a community substance misuse service (The Matthew Project) and in education.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an advanced diploma in Integrative Counselling (Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Norwich).
My early training was in the Person-Centred approach (Certificate in Counselling, University of East Anglia, Introduction to Counselling, University of East Anglia). I also have a BSc. (Hons) in Psychology.
I was an addiction counsellor with The Matthew Project for eight years. I subsequently worked as a counsellor for the national mental health charity Mind for five years, the latter part of which involved working in the NHS. I was also a support worker on a drug rehabilitation unit within a prison for two years.
I am currently in private practice, which has been established for six years. I also work as a volunteer counsellor with 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: £40 per session (1 hour).
Couples Therapy (short-term): £60 per session (1 hour 15 minutes).
Cancellation notice period: 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.
I offer individual therapy on a weekly basis. You can decide at the end of your first session if you want brief (6-8 sessions) or longer-term therapy.
My approach is Integrative, so in our work I will be interested both in what is happening in the present moment emotionally, physically and interpersonally, and in early life experiences which may be influencing all of these. The emphasis of these will vary depending on what works best for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|