Linda Gorman

Linda Gorman

81 George Street
Ryde
Isle Of Wight
PO33 2JF

17 St. Thomas Square,
Newport
Isle Of Wight
PO30 1SL

07749 622 432 / 07749 622432

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81 George Street
Ryde
Isle Of Wight
PO33 2JF

17 St. Thomas Square,
Newport
Isle Of Wight
PO30 1SL

07749 622 432 / 07749 622432

About me

Who I can work with:

I work with adults, children and young people usually one-to-one.  Recent training now opens the door to working with couples.  I also enjoy working with groups.  I believe that people hold the key to their own difficulties and resolutions within themselves and my role is to help you to open these up to resolve the issues you are dealing with.

I am a warm, compassionate, patient, empathic person with a sense of humour. I enjoy working with people enabling you to rediscover your strengths and resources through short or longer term work. I see myself as diversity aware consider myself open to working with a broad range of people and issues.

Sessions are confidential between us.  I do not share anything you have said with family or friends, which means you have the chance to work things out for yourself in your time, with confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

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Experience - I work with adults and young people.  I have worked as a therapist in different settings since 2011, including private work; Employee Assistance Programmes; Earl Mountbatten Hospice for five years; Southampton University counselling students and staff; ‘No Limits’ in Southampton with young people, and both YMCA on the island with children and young people and Youth Trust.  I enjoy working creatively.

Training - I gained a degree in Humanistic counselling from Chichester University, which is a BACP accredited course.  I have completed training in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) too, which I find helpful, and I've worked in several different settings...see Experience.

Professional bodies - I'm an accredited member of NCS (National Counselling Society) and a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I work to the ethical guidelines of both.

I have professional insurance.

In addition to the venues above (Ryde and Newport), I also work in Ventnor.

People's life experience is vast and you may want to talk about a broad range of things.  This could be about change and loss; relationships; life transitions; abuse; anxiety; eating disorders; depression; fear; identity; gender identity; trauma; loneliness; power; life in all its wonder and disappointments. I work according to what people bring and want to talk about.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
NCS

Accredited register membership

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Fees

Sessions are 50 minutes long, either weekly or what works for you.  Short term or long term  depending largely on what you want to achieve.  We review this, as things can change.  I do think a few sessions can make a big difference and equally that deeper issues can be explored with longer term work.

Charges are £42 per session.  I have 2 places available at concessional rates.

Do message and/or phone to find out more if you are interested to follow up. We can meet for an initial 'try before you buy' half hour session to enable you to decide whether to go ahead with further sessions.

Maps & Directions

Ryde, PO33 2JF
Newport, PO30 1SL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

At present the rooms I use are upstairs

Availability

flexible

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme