Linda McLachlan dip counselling COSCA
For me, as a trained counsellor counselling, it's all about listening, thinking, working together in the room with what you need in life, where your going and what brought you to counselling.
I work a lot with the feelings in the room. Integrated counselling means I have trained in psychodynamic counselling as espoused by Freud, Jung et al. Relationship counselling for both couples or just you and your relationship history and type. I work looking at your family systems and messages and how you became you and how you use what you learn to now shape your future positively.as well as using a person-centred approach which means I deal with the day-to-day and immediate problems and challenges and look at what is happening for you now.
I am aware that going in to counselling can feel momentous and many people feel nervous, worried and shy. My role is to help you through difficult times and to allay your fears and concerns and also to help you make changes tiny and large so you can create the life you wish to lead.
I work with both children, adults and couples. I offer an all-round therapeutic approach and my areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, gender identity, panic attacks, mild psychotic incidents, suicide ideation, couples, adolescents, anger issues and support for couples at every level of their relationship including better endings.
I have also helped families who are struggling with a range of issues, especially often when their children reach the teenage years. Sometimes adolescents prefer counselling by themselves, sometimes with their families to work through what systems are in place that might need looking at.
I am happy to work in person and potentially on Skype and Facetime. I work from my home Dumfries and Galloway, I am also happy to have an initial session in person or by phone to work out what a person potentially needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
COSCA Dip COUNSELLING
Working in supporting people all of my life, from elderly too children and couples. Vast experience of working with LGBT people and people from different ethnicities.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Refugees, forced marriage, hate crime, stalking
£40 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|