Linda Gillham BA Hons MBACP (Accred) CTA(C) Counsellor

Linda Gillham BA Hons MBACP (Accred) CTA(C) Counsellor



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About me

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor offering short and long term counselling to support people to make the changes they want in their lives.

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, redundancy 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 type of counselling, offering a space to promote personal growth and change. You can read more about transactional analysis here:

About me

I have over ten years experience in a range of issues. My background is working in mental health settings. I work with people individually and in groups who are experiencing anxiety, anger, depression, stress, low self-esteem, separation and divorce, behavioural problems, relationship difficulties, employment issues, family issues and transitions including military personnel.

What happens next?

I welcome you to contact me via email or phone/ text. Following a discussion around your needs, we may then look at booking an assessment session. This allows us to meet and to discuss in a little more detail what you hope to gain from counselling. It also helps to clarify whether you feel like I'm the right therapist 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)

In the event that you are not sure what you're looking for, you are welcome to contact via telephone for an informal chat. Whether you call, or we meet in person there is no obligation to enter into therapy, and your contact will be treated with confidence.

You are welcome to call between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm 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 an Accredited Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to their ethical framework. I 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.

Member Organisations

  • British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • European Association of Transactional Analysts (EATA)
  • International Association of Transactional Analysts (ITAA)

Continuing Professional Development

Working with Anxious Clients
PG Certificate in working with Couples
PG Certificate in working with Children and Young People
Using mindfulness with clients
Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Children and Adolescents
Counselling in Military Settings
Safeguarding Children and Adolescents
Child Sexual Exploitation
Working with Addiction
Adult Safeguarding
Clinical Risk Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership



Monday-Thursday: daytime / evening:

Individual counselling sessions are £60 per 50 minute session.

Couples counselling sessions are £80 per 60 minute session.

Further information

I work in the village of Kennington, between Oxford & Abingdon, accessible by bus (no. 35) or car (easy access from the A34), there is free parking outside. I am also available to see clients in Abingdon town centre.

Maps & Directions

Kennington, OX1
Abingdon, OX14

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

There is no toilet at the premises

Types of client

Older adults
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