Linda Hancock, BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care, Dip. Couns., Reg. MBACP
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 but 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 something else that you need help with. I would like to help you build your self-confidence, improve your self-esteem and feel more able to manage life circumstances.
My hope is that you can feel comfortable, safe and secure, happy in the knowledge that I do not judge you value you as a 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, coping with dementia or terminal illness.
I am currently studying for qualifications in:
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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.
Free initial consultation to discuss (on telephone)
Flexible times to suit your needs - just contact me and we will sort it out!
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer telephone counselling
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|