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These are uncertain and difficult times. We are all affected by the Corona Virus. You may be feeling increased anxiety and isolation. During this time, I am able to provide online therapy via WhatsApp video calls, FaceTime and telephone sessions for you to talk about that or whatever else is troubling you. Please contact me for details.
Hi, my name is Linda. I am a qualified integrative counsellor, registered with the BACP and I provide counselling for adults over 18 years of age in the North East Derbyshire area. I am a genuine and down to earth person and can offer both long and short term counselling, based upon individual needs.
I have a private practice based in Chesterfield, which offers you a confidential safe space where you can explore and share your thoughts and feelings in your own way and at your own pace.
I will offer you the time, privacy and support required to explore aspects of your life you may feel you need to understand better or areas in which you would like to grow. Somewhere you can talk comfortably, knowing that I am impartial and unconnected with your everyday life and as someone with who you can share thoughts and feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained and worked as a counsellor within the NHS and Occupational Health Department for over five years.
My approach to working with clients is an integrative one. This means that I believe that every one is individual and different things work for different people. Therefore I adapt my approach to suit the individual I am working with. It is important that the work we do together is beneficial to you and therefore I will be led by what works for you
I am an experienced counsellor and a registered member of the BACP and ensure that the ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy guides my practice. I attend regular on-going supervision for my work in accordance with professional requirements to ensure that I am working with you to the best of my ability.
Additionally, I have extensive experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and have worked within this field for over 16 years.
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Group Work Skills.
- CPCAB Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling.
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- Working with adults in a Specialist Learning Disability Service.
- BACP Registered Member
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fee for face to face sessions is £40 per session for individuals. Payment is cash only at the conclusion of every session.
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration, usually on a weekly basis. However, you may choose to attend sessions fortnightly. Evening appointments are available.
(A limited number of sessions are available at concession rates, dependent on circumstances. Please enquire for further details).
My fee for online sessions (WhatsApp/FaceTime) is £25 per session (50 minutes). Please contact me for further contact details.
My fee for telephone sessions is £25 per session (50 minutes).