Linda Harris MSc.Couns., Registered MBACP, Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Linda Harris MSc.Couns., Registered MBACP, Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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Podington
Wellingborough
Bedfordshire
NN29

01933 353308 / 07850 524191

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Podington
Wellingborough
Bedfordshire
NN29

01933 353308 / 07850 524191

About me

I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have accumulated a wealth of training and experience. Additional to this, my journey in becoming a counsellor spanned 5 years of specialist training at college and university.

I provide both long and short term counselling for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality.

I am told I am a very easy to talk to therapist, and offer a safe space for you to work through issues that are troubling you. Regardless of your experiences, behaviour or thoughts, you will find me very non-judgemental and open minded, and I am able to offer you a warm and empathic environment in which to explore yourself or simply 'offload'.

I provide counselling from my practice based in the quiet village of Podington. This is a secluded ground floor location with excellent on street parking and disabled access.

I work with a number of issues, and am very open to discussing thoughts and feelings related to suicide and self harm. If you are experiencing this, we can explore your feelings together.

Also available - Online counselling

I provide online video counselling using the platforms VSEE and Facetime.  Any guidance needed in accessing these would be provided if necessary. This is popular for the following -

  • Those who are unable to access a Kink Aware therapist near them
  • Overseas clients or those who travel frequently
  • Clients who require a higher level of privacy due to being in the public eye.
  • People who are housebound due to disability

Please feel free to call me to discuss any questions you may have, or visit my website www.lindaharristherapy.co.uk

If you find telephoning me difficult, I am very timely in responding to e-mail enquires. However if you do call, please be aware that I share my landline with one other Therapist. If you wish to leave a voicemail confidentially, then you can do this using the mobile number, as only I have access to this, and it will be deleted after processing. Please state whether or not it is safe for me to return your call, although I will always be very discreet when doing so.


Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Training

  • MSc. (Master of Science) Degree in Counselling (University of Northampton)
  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Skills - Tresham Institute
  • CPCAB Level 2 Listening Skills - Tresham Institute
  • Transactional Analysis - The Berne Institute
  • Animal Assisted Therapy - HumAnima CIC
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Couples Therapy - Human Givens College

Additional Training

  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - MARAC
  • SOVA (Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults)
  • Practice Risk Assessment
  • Understanding Kink and BDSM
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Human Rights
  • LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asesxual/Aromantic/Agender) Sometimes also abbreviated to GSRD (Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversities) - NHFT (NHS)
  • FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)
  • Management of Violence and Aggression
  • Barnados Thematic Workshop - Neglect
  • C&G Advanced Care Management - Milton Keynes College
  • Understanding and Working With Females in Detention
  • Qualified First Aider
  • Advanced Interpersonal Skills
  • PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

Experience

  • Over 25 years experience within the NHS
  • Lecturer on an FE college counselling programme for the CPCAB
  • Supporting adults within a secure mental health inpatient setting, acute assessment unit and NHS community CRHT/CAT (Crisis Team)
  • Supporting individuals detained under various sections of The Mental Health Act.
  • Experienced in working discreetly and very confidentially with media professionals who maintain a very high public profile.
  • Safeguarding very high profile and vulnerable prisoners in maximum security HMP's
  • Circles of Support and Accountability - http://www.circles-uk.org.uk
  • Supporting informal Carers and Carers Assessments
  • Management of community homes for adults with Learning Difficulties
  • Registered Home Manager qualified and CQC compliance.
  • Appropriate Adult role within Criminal Justice Centres
  • Counselling within charitable organisations
  • Immigration Service Detention and cultural diversity
  • Adult nursing within general hospital including outpatients, A&E, and ICU
  • Presenting to GP practices countywide to develop Carer awareness and procedural support.
  • Kink Aware
  • LGBTQIA/GSRD Aware

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Offending
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Childhood neglect and/or abuse
  • Family issues
  • Kink and sexuality (including LGBTQIA/GSRD)
  • Pet bereavement

Therapies offered

Photos & videos

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  • Linda
  • Podington
  • Podington
  • Podington
  • Angel
  • Linda Harris Therapy

Fees

£40 per 50 minute session.

£70 for couples

Further information

  • I am a 'Kink Aware' therapist.
  • I have full professional indemnity insurance, and enhanced DBS (formerly CRB).
  • Registered as a 'Data Controller' with the 'Information Commissioners Office' (ICO), to comply with The Data Protection Act (1998).

Maps & Directions

Wellingborough, NN29

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Weekdays and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme