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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My standard fee 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).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am located on the outskirts of Chesterfield, approximately 20 minutes from the M1 J29. There is free roadside parking near to the premises and good links to bus services around the area.
Tuesday to Friday daytime and evening appointments available. Saturday morning appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|