Linda Hallam Bailey B.A. M.A.(Ed.) Dip.Couns.Reg.BACP
I am Linda Hallam Bailey, one of two counsellors who work for Sunnybank Counselling, a private practice based in Brixworth, Northamptonshire. This rural location is quiet, secluded and private.
My counselling experience has involved working with those facing relationship difficulties and a range of mental health issues. I have worked with children aged 5-17 and young adults of 18+ both as a teacher and a 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 in 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 but 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.
You will find further information on our website and 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.
B.A. in General Arts and M.A. 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The effects of early childhood experience on later-life mental health.
The challenges of life stage transition.
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Our initial session is free.
Thereafter, individual sessions are available for £35 per hour. Concessions apply.
Our practice also offers walking therapy and specific group work on retirement and emotional well-being; bereavement and loss; mindfulness and divorce and separation support.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently available on Wednesdays and Thursdays (9.00am to 6.00pm)
Types of client