Linda Gillham

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MBACP (Snr Accred), SNCPS Acc. PTSTA (C)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Kennington, Oxford, OX1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a BACP and NCPS Senior Accredited Counsellor offering short and long term counselling to support people to make the changes they want in their lives. All sessions are held online.

How can counselling help?

I offer a warm, non judgmental, empathic approach. Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Having problems with your relationships? Experiencing a difficult time in your life such as separation, divorce, peri menopause, menopause or struggling with negative thoughts about yourself? We can work together, at your own pace to think about how you can deal with the issues you are facing in a different way and help you to understand what is happening, why it is happening and the changes you could make. I work primarily using transactional analysis which is one of the most accessible types of counselling, offering a space to promote personal growth and change. You can read more about transactional analysis here: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/transactional-analysis.html.

About me

I have over 15 years of experience in a range of areas. My background is working in mental health settings. I work with people who are experiencing anxiety, anger, depression, stress, low self-esteem, separation and divorce, behavioural problems, relationship difficulties, employment issues. I specialise in people experiencing menopause symptoms and mens mental health.

What happens next?

I welcome you to contact me via email or phone/ text. Following a short telephone discussion, we can book an initial session, this allows us to discuss in a little more detail what you hope to gain from counselling and helps to clarify whether you feel I'm the right counsellor for you - vital for building a trusting relationship. If we decide to work together we will then find a convenient slot to begin (this doesn't have to be the same time or day each week).

There is no commitment or obligation to continue past the first session if you don’t wish to. If we both find that the session was helpful we will arrange to meet weekly until our work is done (or done enough to end counselling).

You are welcome to call between the hours of 10am - 5pm on weekdays. I may not always be able to answer as I may be with other clients but do leave an answerphone message and I will return your call as soon as I'm able.

Emails are welcome at any time.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certified Transactional Analyst in the counselling field (European Association of Transactional Analysts) and a Senior Accredited Professional Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCPS).

I adhere to the BACP ethical framework and attend regular supervision to support my work.

I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, a CTA(C), a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, a Certificate in Couples Counselling and a Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.

I am a Supervisor and Trainer PTSTA (C)

Member Organisations

  • National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)
  • British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
  • European Association of Transactional Analysts (EATA)
  • International Association of Transactional Analysts (ITAA)
  • United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysts (UKATA)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

Fees:

  • Individual counselling sessions are £60 per 50 minute session.
  • Supervision £60 for 60 minutes.

Sessions are conducted on Zoom.

I offer a free initial 15-30 minute Zoom consultation.

Payment is accepted by bank transfer and will be requested upfront prior to each session.

Please note I require 24 hours notice for cancellations. Missed appointments will be charged for at the full rate.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
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Further information

All sessions are held online.

Kennington, Oxford, OX1

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

Online

I am a Supervisor and Trainer practising Transactional Analysis PTSTA (C) and offer both individual and group supervision.

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