Linda Gillham BA Hons MBACP (Accred) CTA(C) Counsellor
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: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/transactional-analysis.html
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.
- 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
Clinical Risk Training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Monday-Thursday: daytime / evening:
Individual counselling sessions are £60 per 50 minute session.
Couples counselling sessions are £80 per 60 minute session.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|