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Linda Hancock, BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care, Dip. Couns., Reg. MBACP

Folkestone, Kent, CT19
07833 734774 07833 734774

About me

I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor with experience of working within mental health and social care services, as well as personal experience of life, with all its challenges.

My practice is grounded in my firm belief that we are all valuable, worthy and special.  We are all born unique but the influences around us shape who we subsequently become, leaving us feeling disconnected from our true self. However, it is possible to feel comfortable with our true self and at peace within - acceptance is the key!

          "The curious paradox is when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." - Carl Rogers

My aim is to walk alongside you on your journey towards finding out who you really are and not who your life experiences have forced you to be.  I  hope to help you grow and make positive changes in your life whatever is causing you difficulty, perhaps stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues or a tendency to have a negative mindset.   I would like to help you build your self-confidence, improve your self-esteem and feel more able to manage life circumstances, giving you more confidence in your ability to cope and recognition of the positives in your life.


My hope is that you can feel comfortable, safe and secure, happy in the knowledge that I do not judge you, I value you as a unique person, acknowledging the courage you have shown  in recognising that you need support.   Most of all, I care about you and want you to thrive, so whatever you are finding difficult it is always possible to feel better.

I look forward to beginning our journey together, towards a better and more positive future.

                        "What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly" - Carl Rogers

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework and code of conduct.

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Bsc (Hons) in Health and Social Care with additional training with CRUSE (Bereavement Support) and Transactional Analysis workshops.  I also have experience of working in mental health services and with older adults, so have understanding of the issues related to being a carer and the difficulties in looking after yourself when helping a loved one who is needing your support.

I am currently studying for qualifications in:
CBT
Mindfulness
Life Coaching
Counselling Children and Adolescents

I look forward to hearing from you and if you do not feel that I am the therapist for you, I wish you all the best in your journey.

Member organisations

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.

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

Please feel free to ring or email me to discuss your counselling needs and we can decide together the best way forward for you.

Fees

Free initial consultation to discuss (on telephone)

Fees negotiable to suit individual need

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

Telephone counselling and online, outdoor walk and talk, home visits can be considered if needed

Flexible times to suit your needs - just contact me and we will sort it out.

Folkestone
Kent
CT19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Telephone and online counselling, walk and talk and home visits considered if needed

Availability

I am able to offer telephone counselling

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Linda Hancock,   BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care, Dip. Couns.,  Reg. MBACP

Linda Hancock, BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care, Dip. Couns., Reg. MBACP