Linda Gorman

Linda Gorman

81 George Street
Isle Of Wight
PO33 2JF

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

07749 622 432 / 07749 622432

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81 George Street
Isle Of Wight
PO33 2JF

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

07749 622 432 / 07749 622432

About me

Who I can work with:

I work with adults, couples, children and young people (teenagers and young adults).  I also enjoy working with groups.

I understand that it can be a daunting prospect to contact a counsellor - I've been there.  I hope to make this as easy as possible for you, should you be teetering on the edge of 'do I, don't I?'  Counselling is about you getting support to work out which is the right way forward for you.  We all have the ability to work out and unravel the things which hold us back. My role is to help you to access your inner resources to resolve the issues you are dealing with and move forward in a way that works for you, whilst being respectful of others.

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 resilience through short or longer term work. I am 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 - unless you want this - which means you have the chance to work things out for yourself in your time, with confidence.

I hope it will help you to know that it can be a wonderful process to learn more about yourself and discover things you were unaware of.  Sometimes it can feel uncomfortable or a bit mind boggling.  With the will to do the work, you will absolutely have support here.

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.

I have several years experience of working with people with local councils and voluntary organisations, within a community support field.  Most notably of these was as a Youth Worker both full time and part time, gaining over 20 years experience altogether.

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.

Prior to this training, I gained a degree from Glasgow University in Social Sciences (aaaages ago) and a post-graduate certificate in Community Education.

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.

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Sessions are 50 minutes long, either weekly or what works for you.  Short term or long term  work is available which depends 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.

£42 per session for individuals.

£55 for couples.

Initial half hour session for you to 'try before you buy' - free.

Do message and/or phone to find out more if you are interested to follow up. We can meet for an initial 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


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

At present the rooms I use are upstairs



Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme