Linda Gaskell UKCP Reg., MBACP
You may feel in crisis and overwhelmed by life. Perhaps you are feeling lost or depressed and that is making you feel isolated and alone. Or you may feel in some form of life transition or that something is missing and are yearning for something else to emerge in your life.
I provide a confidential, non-judgemental and sensitive place to explore these issues and to help you find a new perspective on your life, so supporting you to start to make different life choices.
I am a UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist and BACP Registered qualified counsellor and Psychotherapist in Integrative Psychosynthesis, working with adults, in Hitchin, Stotfold and surrounding areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified and accredited Psychotherapist with a Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (2017) and counsellor, with a Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling (2005), from Re-Vision, the Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis in London.
I work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds around whatever issues they bring. I see individuals usually on a medium to long term basis whilst for others a short period of therapy is appropriate.
Specific areas that I have worked with include relationship crisis, anxiety and stress, depression, life purpose and life transitions, work/career crisis, bereavement and loss, self esteem, stuckness and blocks.
I'm UKCP registered psychotherapist and also abide by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Code of Ethics, whose basic values are integrity, impartiality, respect and confidentiality.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Women's issues including identity, transitions, returning to work, life purpose
Fee for an individual is £55 per 50 minute session, including an initial assessment.
Limited concessions available based on availability.