Linda Gorman

Frome, Somerset, BA11
07749 622 432 07749 622 432 Registered / Accredited
Frome, Somerset, BA11

About me

Who I can work with:

I work with adults and young people (teenagers and young adults). Currently I am offering video link and telephone work, and 'walk and talk' sessions.

I understand that it can be daunting to reach out for support and wondering is this for me?' Counselling is firstly about finding the right person for you. You can only share some of the difficult stuff if you trust the person you are talking to. We all have the ability to work out and unravel the things that hold us back. My role is to help you to access and enhance your own resources to resolve the issues you are dealing with and move forward in a way that works for you.

I am a warm, compassionate, patient, empathic person with a sense of humour. I enjoy working with people through short or long-term work. Sessions are confidential between us. I do not share anything you have said with other people even if they are paying for the sessions - giving you the chance to work things out for yourself in your time, with confidence.

It's a wonderful process to learn more about yourself and discover things you were unaware of, which in turn makes life feel easier and smoother to manage. Your willingness to give it a go is the most important element so we are working together for you. Some issues can be resolved very quickly.

Experience

I work with adults and young people. I have worked as a therapist in different settings since 2011, including bereavement work with a hospice; Employee Assistance Programmes; private counselling; a University counselling department and three different Youth Counselling agencies gaining a broad range of experience. I enjoy working creatively. I have long experience of working with teenagers and supportive roles with a mixture of ages with councils and charities.

Training

I gained a degree in Humanistic counselling from Chichester University - a BACP accredited course - and have since completed several short courses including:  couples counselling; NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) - good for phobia work;  adult survivors of child abuse; safeguarding young people; working with autism; working with bereaved young people and adults and more.

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. People's life experience is vast and you may want to talk about anything, be it about change and loss; relationships; life transitions; abuse; anxiety; eating disorders; depression; fear; identity; gender identity; trauma; loneliness; power; and most of all your own experiences. I work according to what people bring and want to talk about.

Training, qualifications & experience

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; The Hospice; a University counselling department and three different Youth Counselling agencies gaining a brand range of experience. I enjoy working creatively. I have long experience of working with teenagers and supportive roles with a mixture of ages with local councils and charities.

Training

I gained a degree in Humanistic counselling from Chichester University - a BACP accredited course and have since completed several short courses including: a couples counselling course; NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming); working with adult survivors of child abuse; safeguarding young people; working with autism; working with bereaved (young people and adults) and more.

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. 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. I work according to what people bring and want to talk about.

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling 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.

National Counselling 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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Sessions are 50 minutes long, either weekly or what works for you.  Short term online or phone work is available which depends largely on what you want to achieve.  We review this, as things can change.

£42 per session for individuals, with flexibility in cases of hardship.

Further information

In current circumstances, telephone, video link or outdoor walk and talk sessions are available.

Frome
Somerset
BA11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

flexible

Types of client

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

Linda Gorman