Linda French MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor

Linda French MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor

Norwich
NR2

07795 992 507

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About me

I have been a qualified counsellor for thirteen years and I know from professional and personal experience the difference that counselling can make. I offer warmth, empathy and a non-judgemental, reflective approach in exploring whatever is troubling you. I aim to offer you a relationship in which you feel heard, understood, valued, and supported in moving your life forward as you want to. I believe that it is within such a relationship that people are best able to heal and grow.

My approach is Integrative, so in our work I will be noticing what is happening in the present moment for you as well as considering how your past experiences may be affecting the present. I believe that, by becoming more aware of how our past has shaped the way we relate to ourselves in the present, we can develop a more self-compassionate relationship, which in turn helps us to move through the difficulties in our lives. I have a particular interest in working with shame and have recently run workshops on it for other counsellors. 

I am highly experienced in working with a wide range of issues, including relationship issues, childhood abuse and neglect, loss and issues of difference. I have worked in diverse environments such as prisons, the NHS and community substance abuse agencies.

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.

I am also a qualified counselling supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

* Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Integrative).

* Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

* Certificate in Couples Counselling.

* Facilitator: CPD Workshops on Shame.

* Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling.

* BSc. (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology.

* Private practice for the past 7 years.

* Currently a Counsellor and Clinical Advisor at 4Cs Counselling Centre.

* Support Worker, then Counsellor at the Matthew Project for 8 years.

* High-intensity IAPT Counsellor at MIND for 6 years.

* Prison Rehabilitation Worker for 3 years.

* Psychology Tutor for 5 years.

* Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

* Credentialed counsellor with MIND.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Individual Therapy (short- or long-term): £45 per session.

Couples Therapy (short-term only): £60 per session.

Cancellation notice for a session: 24 hours.

Further information

* The first session is mostly an opportunity for you to see whether I am someone you feel comfortable with and would like to work with.

* I offer counselling on a weekly basis.

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

If stairs are an issue, do let me know and we can arrange to meet on premises that are more accessible.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision available