About me

Strange times we are living in - which can make for strange feelings, thoughts  and behaviour.

I now offer single session therapy, so if you just want to talk over something that's bothering you, that's what we can do.  A brief chat by phone (if that suits you) to set it up, or a message by text or email is fine. 

Please do check your junk/spam if you email as sometimes replies have gone there and it looks so rude!

I have experience of listening to and working with people of all ages, sexual preferences, choices of lifestyle and good with hearing what you might want to share.

Maybe you feel anxious, down, lost, stressed, struggling in relationships at home or work, (which often overlap at the moment), crisis, personality disorders (often about childhood trauma), living with illness .....

Counselling is most successful when you find the right person for you.  Your willingness to give it a go is important and my role is to hear you and enable you to accept you.

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.

I bring empathy, a sense of humour, life experience, patience and more.  We would work out a basic plan initially and review as we go along.  Very few sessions or longer term work depends on you and your needs, as well as what you want to focus on.

Experience

I work with adults and young people. I have worked as a therapist in different settings for 10 years, including in a hospice; university; three Youth Counselling agencies (Southampton and the Isle of Wight); employee support for companies; private counselling; and gained a broad range of experience. I enjoy working creatively.  Prior to counselling training I worked with local councils and charities in support and community education roles.

Training

I did a BACP accredited degree course in Humanistic counselling at Chichester University  - and have since completed several short courses including:  Working alongside trans and gender variant people; Creative counselling; Couples counselling; NLP;  Adult survivors of child abuse; Safeguarding young people; Working with autism; Bereavement counselling; Eating disorders 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.  I work according to what people bring and want to talk about.

Apologies for no webpage at the moment - I took it down when I moved and have yet to prepare one for myself to replace it.  Happy to answer any questions.

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.

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Single sessions are bookable, as well a short series or longer term sessions by phone or video links using Zoom, Whereby,  Facetime or Skype.  An initial call can be arranged to enable you to assess and choose what you would like to do.  Full sessions are 50 minutes.

£40 per session with negotiable concessions depending on circumstances.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Above are the main days of work with flexibility - I hold just a few spaces so you get the attention you deserve.

Further information

In current circumstances, telephone or video call.

Frome
Somerset
BA11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
VSee
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Linda Gorman

Linda Gorman