Linda Hardy MSc. Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Central Glasgow
Welcome from Linda Hardy at Counselling-Glasgow (counsellor in Glasgow city centre)
Thank you for visiting my page
I know from experience that trying to find a counsellor can feel really scary. But we all need help and support in our life sometimes, and it can take a huge amount of strength and courage to share our thoughts and feelings, and to find a way through.
I am approachable and friendly, and my priority is to help you to feel safe, secure and at ease to talk about whatever is on your mind.
Through talking, you can help yourself to become more aware of the interaction of your thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions, and find new coping strategies that could better support you in the future. You may also come to understand how unhelpful patterns from the past can continue right into the present day. Counselling may also help you to release the pressure of built up emotions or stress that you have been holding down in your body.
I can help with issues, such as:
- social anxiety
- issues with your relationships
- self esteem
Relevant Experience and Qualifications
Master’s degree in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of London, graduating in 2011. After graduating, I was a Senior Counsellor for a bereavement and Carer's service for 4 years, and a volunteer counsellor within a drug and alcohol treatment service for 2 years.
Prior to doing my Masters, I also completed a Certificate in Counselling and a Certificate in CBT.
I opened my counselling service in Glasgow in August 2017.
I am a member on the Accredited Register of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - the largest professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. To secure my membership, I had to complete and pass a 2-hour exam to ensure I could meet their professional standards.
I abide by the BACP's ethical guidelines at all times.
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, helping individuals to meet their full potential and to live fulfilling lives. I needed to be understanding, patient, calm and responsive.
I am a counsellor in Central Glasgow. My service at 38 Queen Street, is just a few minutes walk from Central Station and Queen Street Station.
Find me next door to Subway Sandwich shop, and just a few doors from Primark's Queen Street entrance.
My room is accessible for wheelchair users.
Like many buildings in Central Glasgow, my office is in a converted tenement building. 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, and I would arrange meet you a few minutes prior to our session to show you to my room
Counselling Glasgow website
I invite you to check me out further by visiting my website, where more details about me, my service 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.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all about my service.
My e-mail is Linda@counselling-glasgow.com
Thank you for taking the time to read my page.
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
- Carer support
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Exam stress
- low self esteem
Each session is £40.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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