Linda Hayward

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Dip.Counselling, MBACP; Adv Dip.Creative Hypnotherapy GQHP
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This professional is available for new clients.

Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6UR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 send an email here.

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free initial session

Future sessions:

Individuals: £40 (per session)

Students: £30 (per session)

When I work

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 & Associates Counselling Services Ltd, 26 Duke Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6UR

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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