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About me

I am Linda Hallam Bailey. I work in a private practice from Mawsley Village, Northamptonshire. This rural location is quiet, secluded and private.

My counselling experience has involved working with adults of all ages facing relationship difficulties and a range of mental health issues. I have also worked with young adults both as a teacher and counsellor.

I recognise that anyone can struggle at any time in their life and may benefit from being heard. My aim is to enable you to learn to help yourself within a confidential and caring environment. You will not be judged, but will be shown empathy and respect. I will help you to realise that you are the most important person in your life.

Although I can help with a range of issues, I have specific experience in helping clients address stress, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, domestic abuse, depression, anxiety and loss, (whether through bereavement or divorce). However, it's what matters to you that's important. No issue is too great or too small.

I am a creative person who believes that sometimes we can neglect our whole selves by not listening to our mind and body and their connectedness. I believe that by getting in touch with the 'felt self', through creative expression or talking about our feelings, or both, we can gradually learn to know who we really are. This is especially important when we face the personal challenges that we all experience at some point in our lives.

If you would like to contact me I can be reached on my mobile or via email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have the BACP Certificate of Proficiency. I also have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

BA in General Arts and MA in Education.

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Adults and Children with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia).

Diploma in in Careers Guidance.

Recent CPD Training
(Since September 2015):

  • Cert. in: Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture
  • Cert. in: Medicine and the Arts: Humanising Healthcare
  • Cert. in: Literature and Mental Health: Reading for Wellbeing
  • Cert. in: What is a Mind?
  • Cert. in: LGBT+ Inclusion
  • Cert. in: Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness

Member organisations


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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Special Interests:

The effects of early childhood experience on later-life mental health.


The challenges of life stage transition.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


The initial session is a consultation followed by assessment at a cost of £35.

Thereafter, individual sessions are available at £35 per hour. Concessions apply.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income


Monday to Thursday : 9.00am - 6.00pm


Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Linda Hallam Bailey B.A. M.A.(Ed.) Dip.Couns.Reg.BACP

Linda Hallam Bailey B.A. M.A.(Ed.) Dip.Couns.Reg.BACP