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 over 25 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 to suit your needs, and work to a very high standard of confidentiality. The model that I work from is called Integrative, with the framework for this being Petruska Clarkson’s ‘5 Relationship Model’.

I am told I am a very easy to talk to therapist, and offer a safe and peaceful place 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 pay very high regard to the relationship in counselling, and feel this is one of the most important factors in you finding your therapy successful.

Additional to regular counselling, I can also offer Animal Assisted Therapy if you would like to explore this way of working, but this is only provided following a discussion around how this may help you.

Alongside my private practice, I am also in full time employment as a counsellor in an NHS commissioned service, and have lectured on counselling for the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) at a Hertfordshire based FE college.

Please feel free to call me in order 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
  • 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

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

  • Podington
  • Linda
  • Podington
  • Podington
  • Podington
  • Angel

Fees

£40 per 50 minute session.

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I currently have Fridays, weekday evenings and weekend availability in Podington.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme