As a very experienced Counsellor (qualified 1998) and Physical Therapist (Pilates Instructor qualified 1984) I have an innate interest in and deep respect for people. My mission has been to support and work with my clients in assisting them in achieving their healing and wellness.
Often it helps to be listened to and it is important to understand why things are the way they are. Perhaps you feel "stuck" and are at a loss to know how to deal with a difficult situation - or it may be that you are having difficulties in relationships with other people.
I am able to offer a quiet, confidential, non-judgemental and respectful space in which, together, we can explore the issues which are concerning you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Membership and training with National Federation for the Healing Trust
Exeter College - Humanistic Psychology and Counselling Skills
Exeter College - Diploma in Humanistic Psychology and Counselling
Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists 2016
Practice Counsellor for Springmead Surgery, Chard, Somerset 1997 - 2007
Practice Counsellor for Coleridge Medical Centre, Ottery St Mary 2002 - 2003
Private Practice 1998 - to present day
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Initial consultation free of charge (30 mins)
Consultation £50 per hour
When I work
Please get in touch to discuss a convenient time.
The Counselling Room is located in a beautiful, peaceful, private rural area, but in easy access of the A3052 at Weston, nearby private with parking.
Linda is also a qualified Pilates Instructor with both Mat Work and Equipment Studios. She works from the premise that the mind and the body are one. "Your body speaks it's mind"