About me

Hi, my name is Linda Hayward, I am a qualified Integrative counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am passionate about people and I love what I do. I have gained my experience through my private practice based in Macclesfield and through working with local charities in the local area.

How can counselling help?

I believe that when we’re free of emotional and psychological problems, we are able to live our lives to the fullest and reach our potential, for a life without limits. By looking after our mental health, we naturally improve the quality of our life. Good mental health, strengthens and supports our ability to maintain good physical health, as well as helping us to have happy, healthy relationships and to make good life choices.

I can offer a warm, safe and professional counselling service to individuals who need someone to talk too. Together we can explore your issues confidentially without fear of judgment. I work with a wide range of issues including confidence, self-esteem, anxiety and depression, work related issues and exam pressures.

I offer daytime and evening appointments at competitive rates and student discounts.

What to expect in your first initial session?

Your first initial session is free to enable us to discuss your needs and how counselling may help. It will also allow me to answer any questions you may have and give you the opportunity to see whether you feel you would like us to continue working together. The pace and frequency of sessions are entirely up to you. There is no obligation to book a specified number of future sessions.

Please feel free to book your first free no-obligation initial session on 01625 568 750 or email hello@handg.co

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
  • Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy
  • Advanced diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Advanced Dip. Creative Hypnotherapy
  • Ongoing CPD.

I have gained my experience and training working for 'The Drop In' which is a local charity counselling young people aged 12 - 25yrs for different issues ranging from stress, anxiety and depression, confidence, bereavement, breakdown in relationships and exam pressures. I then continued to further my career by opening a private practice with my colleagues, to enable adults, young people and children the opportunity to come and talk openly and confidentially in a warm safe environment.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Additional information

Free initial session

Future sessions:

Individuals: £40 (per session)

Students: £25 (per session)


Flexible working hours, available during the day, evenings and weekends upon request.

Further information

As a member of the BACP I have also received enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks, formally known as 'CRB'.

Hayward & Goodchild Counselling Services Ltd
26 Duke Street
SK11 6UR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme