Linda Colleen Haylett. MA. PG Dip Person Centred Counselling
I trained as a counsellor because of my deeply held belief that positive mental health is fundamental to our overall sense of well being. It is this sense of well being or not, which impacts on how we perceive ourselves in relation to the world around us. Stress, anxiety, and depression are some of the signs that all is not well with our world. Counselling gives us the opportunity to talk through what might be causing us difficulties in a safe and confidential space.
I, as you the counsellor, will support you to explore your experiences and your thoughts and feelings related to them. In this way you can develop new insights into how you might move closer towards a more positive future. I would be privileged to support you in this endeavour through the process which is counselling.
This process is entirely individual for each client and as such has no definitive amount of counselling sessions required. it is up to you whether you wish only a one off session or a number of sessions.Session/s may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly: It is you the client who decides what is ultimately best for you. I will always be respectful, accepting, open and hold no judgement of you. it is very important for you to feel safe and trust is crucial in the client/counsellor relationship.
Bearing this in mind it is really important that you feel able to work with the counsellor you select. I want you to get the best 'match' you can, so in the first session, we will spend a little time exploring your expectations of counselling. I can also answer any questions you may have regarding my counselling approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered General Nurse. Foresterhill Nursing College. Aberdeen. 1985-1987. 1990-1992.
Diploma in Higher Education in Nursing. The Robert Gordon University Aberdeen. Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse. 1999-2000.
Master of Arts Degree. Combined Studies. Aberdeen University. 1994-1997.
Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. Aberdeen University. 2003- 2005.
Crown Street Alcohol Centre, Crown Street Aberdeen. Support worker/student counsellor. 2003-2005.
Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service Aberdeen (ACIS). Voluntary counsellor. 2006-2013.
Employee Counselling Service. Glasgow. I provided counselling for the following organisations. Ambulance Service. National Trust. NHS Grampian. 2008-2013.
Pathways Employment Service. 26B Manor Avenue Aberdeen. Seaton Counselling Service. Counsellor 2006-2010.
Private Practice, Credo Centre 16-20 John Street, Aberdeen. 2005-2012.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am open to working with you in whatever way you think might be useful for you, given that we are all unique individuals with our own unique way of viewing the world around us.
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£30-£35 for a session of 50 minutes duration. I believe that everyone should have access to counselling and in this spirit I offer concessions to students and those on benefits.
- I am on the bus routes no 11, 59, 5.
- I have available parking spaces in front of my house.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am flexible regarding availability and can do day or evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|