Linda Hardy. Masters in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and experienced counsellor
Do you need somebody to talk to?
Seeking out a stranger who you can trust to share whatever is on your mind can feel really daunting. I am approachable and friendly, and the most important part of my work is to build a relationship that will enable you to feel respected, secure and at ease.
Through talking, we can work together to help you to become more aware of the interaction of your thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions. You may also come to understand how unhelpful patterns from the past can continue right into the present day.
My philosophy is that we are our own best helper, and so the process should leave you in a better position to help yourself in the future.
Experience and Qualifications:
I have a long history of community and outreach work in London, including street homelessness. This involved working with clients with mental ill health and a range of other support needs.
I graduated with a Masters degree (MSc) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of London in 2011. Since then, I have worked as a bereavement counsellor, counselling for Carers and in a drug and alcohol treatment service. I have been in private practice in Glasgow since August 2017.
I can help with issues, such as:
- bereavement and loss
- social anxiety
- signs of stress;
- work related stress
- feeling low / depression
- lacking in confidence or self belief
- setting goals and working towards goals and aspirations
- drug and alcohol dependency issues
As a Registered Member with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I abide by their ethical guidelines at all times.
Counselling in Glasgow City Centre
I work in a spacious, comfortable room in Central Glasgow, based at 38 Queen Street. It is very close to both mainline stations (Central and Queen Street), as well as the underground stations in the city centre. A map of my location is at the top of the page.
I invite you to check me out further by visiting my website, where more details about me and my approach to my work are available. Please feel free to ask any questions you have about counselling, and what you could expect during our time together.
My room is fully accessible for wheelchair users. However, my practice is based in a converted tenement building, and because of its historic design, the main entrance on Queen Street is accessed by a couple of steps. There is full access at the back of the building. If needed, I would, with pleasure, arrange to meet with you on Queen Street a few minutes prior to your appointment to escort you safely to my room.
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Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of London.
- 4 years experience as a Senior Counsellor working with bereaved clients and Carers
- 2 years experience as a counsellor in a drug and alcohol recovery service.
- Certificate in Counselling and Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Various Continued Professional Development Courses, including: Using and teaching Mindfulness tools and techniques; Complicated Grief; Caring For The Caregiver.
- Wrote and presented workshops and seminars to a range of teams, including: Understanding hoarding behaviour; Understanding co-dependent relationships; Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy tools and techniques every day; Understanding and working with suicidal people.
- Prior to qualifying as a therapist, I worked in the community mental health field in London, also with clients with a range of needs, such as drug and alcohol dependency, anxiety, depression.
- BA (Hons) Politics with Development Studies from Sussex University (graduated 1996)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Feeling sad
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Exam stress
- low self esteem
I offer my first session at half price (£20). This can enable you to meet me to ask any questions you may have; and then take time to decide if I am the right person to help you. There is no obligation on your part to book further sessions.
Sessions are £40 thereafter.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please see the information detailed in my profile regarding accessibility.
I am currently taking referrals. I offer a flexible approach for people who work, and I can negotiate early evening appointments.
Types of client