Linda Macaulay

Sidmouth, Devon, EX10
07989 963974 07989 963974

About me

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


Initial consultation free of charge (30 mins)
Consultation £45 per hour

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

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"


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Private car park nearby.


Please get in touch to discuss a convenient time.

Types of client

Older adults
Linda Macaulay

Linda Macaulay