Linda McAvoy, Accredited family, couple and parenting counsellor
Good relationships are foundational to our happiness and well being but they can be disrupted by negative life-events, childhood losses, as well as sudden changes in our present-day circumstances. I trained and began practicing with Relate and have accumulated many years' experience of working with individuals, couples, young people and their families.
From a professional teaching background and as a parent of three sons and one daughter myself, I have gained a wealth of experience and additional, relevant qualifications through extensive parent training programmes and child development courses.
My communication skills are clear and helpful for all ages and ability levels. I never fail to build a positive and trusted rapport with my clients who always choose to return for future sessions. Often clients maintain their relationships with me longer term, sometimes returning after a gap of time away and frequently recommending my counselling to friends or to other members of their family.
I also conduct shorter-term work and briefer solution-focussed therapy where appropriate, using a variety of creative resources, especially with young people. I work in a flexible time frame and do my best to accommodate the needs and particular circumstances of individual clients.
Getting in touch...
If you have any further questions about my counselling practice please text me on 07771701210 or click here to send me an email and we can arrange to have a free 15-minute telephone call and during this conversation, you can decide if you would like to book an introductory meeting with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Relate training- Graduate certificate in couple counselling
- Postgraduate certificate in relationship therapy (family counselling)
- MBACP Accreditation
- Accredited Parenting trainer
- PGCE (experienced teacher of primary and secondary ages.)
I am trained in systemic theory but have personal experience and additional qualifications in several other therapeutic disciplines and I will always tailor my practice to suit the needs and situations of my individual clients. I have completed an extensive number of professional CPD training courses over the years and continue to update my knowledge on a regular basis.
- My work is fully supervised.
- I hold professional indemnity insurance.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I charge £45 for individual and young people's work and £50 for family and couple sessions. I do not automatically charge for cancelled sessions, but do appreciate notice being given.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer counselling in the daytime,early evening and Saturday mornings. I work with as much flexibility as possible for my clients.
Types of client