Linda M E Graham Psychodynamic Counsellor Dip. Couns; MBACP (Accred)

Linda M E Graham Psychodynamic Counsellor Dip. Couns; MBACP (Accred)

Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL6

07775574726 / 07775574726

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Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL6

07775574726 / 07775574726

About me

I work as an adult psychodynamic counsellor, which means I work with relationships - our relationships with others and most importantly, our relationship with ourselves.

Sometimes, for no obvious reason, life becomes an uphill struggle.  Or you may come to realise that every day has become a chore, that everything is dark and heavy, that things could be better.  Perhaps you feel that issues from your past are negatively affecting your relationships and/or behaviour and find it difficult to understand why.  It's very often almost impossible to be objective when things seem out of control, when we're feeling anxious or emotional, or without any feeling at all.  Sometimes it just helps to have someone welcoming and kind to listen, to care and to think with you.  It is very often the case that just hearing yourself tell someone what's going on for you will lighten your load.  I believe counselling offers an opportunity to understand, to build strength and to hope.

If you have come to read my profile, you're already on your way to making some changes, which will hopefully enrich your life and relationships. It takes courage to make the decision to talk to someone about yourself and your difficulties and so I aim to work respectfully and professionally at all times, within the BACP ethical framework, doing my best to create a trustworthy and understanding space in which to be together.

I am deeply empathic, open minded and non judgemental. I will do utmost to help you achieve a sense of self empowerment so that you are able to be in control of your life, and achieve what feels important to you.  I am happy to work in an open-ended way or in a focussed time-limited way. I'm here to listen deeply and to try to find a more manageable way to move forward in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

*WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, through Gloucestershire Counselling Service

*Ascentis: Sexual Violence Against Women

*Staff Counsellor at Gloucestershire Counselling Service

*GamCare: Gambling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in working with trauma and shame.

Fees

My fee is £35 per 50 minute session

The charge for the initial assessment is £30 (50 minutes).

Further information

I am keenly interested in trauma and shame, as I believe these to be at the root of many psychological and even some physical, difficulties. Both trauma and shame can deeply and silently affect the way we feel about ourselves, how we relate to others and how we respond to life in general, resulting in anxiety in our everyday lives, depression, self-sabotaging behaviours, relationship difficulties, physical disabilities, addictions, destructive ways of perceiving ourselves, others, our environment and our place in it.

New research is showing more and more, the connection between brain and body and I am deeply interested in working holistically to explore these connections.   If you have physical complaints or behaviours which seem inexplicable, perhaps this could be something we could explore and work on together.

Maps & Directions

Stroud, GL6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible premises: Unspecified

Availability

Mondays 6pm-8pm Fridays 6pm-8pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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