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About me

I specialise in counselling those who have experienced healthcare harm, trauma, an unexpected death, adverse event or second harm. In 2021 I completed a doctorate looking at the counselling needs of clients who have been harmed by healthcare.

I also work with individuals who are experiencing generalised anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement and difficult life circumstances and changes, relationship difficulties and work-life stress

I can accommodate online, telephone or face-to-face sessions.

I work from a person-centred approach, utilising both Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural approaches as a Integrative counsellor.

Contact me for a discussion about what you need from counselling and how  I can help.
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Training, qualifications & experience

I am a trained counsellor registered and accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My core training is in Person-Centred counselling, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

​Since completing my core training in Integrative Counselling I have undertaken further personal and professional development including:

Doctorate in Integrative Counselling looking at psychological support for those who have had a traumatic or difficult experience in a healthcare setting including clinical negligence.

​ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Post Graduate Certificate from the University of Cumbria. Work with clients who have anxiety, depression, PTSD.

- I regularly update my skills by attending workshops and training days in a range of techniques.
- Specialist training from CRUSE Bereavement Care in counselling for bereavement and trauma.

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework when working with clients. More information on this can be found at http://www.bacp.co.uk/

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Healthcare harm

Second harm in healthcare

Traumatic births

Clinical negligence

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

A 50 minute face-to face session costs £50 for individuals.
A 50 minutes Online session is £45 per session
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or via internet banking.

You can cancel via email or by contacting me through the website if you need to.

Availability

Evenings and Saturday mornings

Further information

I work evenings. Please let me know what your preferred time/day is and I will do my best to fit you in.

I work from Cumbria Therapies at Bourne House in Carlisle. Full address will be provided at the time of booking a face to face session.

Skype/Telephone sessions can be in the evening or at weekends.

Carlisle
Cumbria
CA2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Qualified supervisor using 7-eyed model (Hawkins and Shohet). Expertise includes healthcare harm, trauma and bereavement.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Linda Kenward Integrative Counsellor MBACP (Accred)

Linda Kenward Integrative Counsellor MBACP (Accred)