About me

  • Please note.  I have no availability until the second week in November 2021.
  • General anxiety disorder ,work stress ,health anxiety, loss of self confidence, couples anxiety, family anxiety, work bullying,  bereavement. These are just some of the issues that can have an effect on your day to day living. You just think you need to move on, but for one reason or another you can't, I would like to help you.

    My name is Linda Middleton and I am an experienced, qualified Counsellor, and member of the BACP. I also have certification in Restorative Justice and Mediation with Lancashire Police.
    I understand how difficult it can feel to pick up the phone or contemplate asking for help, I would like to help you feel at ease.  I offer a safe and confidential environment allowing you to explore your concerns, feelings and fears without judgement.  I work at your speed, the sessions are your time and I want you to feel comfortable.  I give you full autonomy to work through your issue, I will be by your side through your counselling experience.
    In Mediation I have experience with Adults and Children in both Family and Community. I listen to clients of all ages and ethnicity covering a wide range of issues including:
  •    Abuse
  •    Anxiety
  •    Bereavement and Grief
  •    Bullying
  •    Change
  •    Depression
  •    Family Issues
  •    Loss of Confidence
  •    Loss
  •    Low Self-Esteem
  •    Mediation
  •    Pregnancy Crisis
  •    Stress

Counselling students welcome.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I trained to become a counsellor at the Art of Change in Blackburn, there I completed all levels of Person Centred Counselling and continued to achieve my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Since my Diploma I have gone on to work with different therapies. I am a registered member of the BACP, currently working towards my accreditation. I specialise in Bereavement,  I have certification in Restorative Justice and training in survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, art therapy and many more subjects.

    CPCAB Level2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

    CPCAB Level3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

    CPCAB Level4 Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling

    BACP Certificate of Registration

          Practitioner in Restorative Justice and Mediation with Lancashire Police

           PTSD Training

           PODs Training

          Relationship Training (couples)

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Work Mediation, Family Mediation , Couples Mediation and Neighbourhood Mediation


Additional information

My fees are listed below:

1 Hour sessions £45

Couples £50

Children £40

Discount for student counsellors during training £30

Mediation prices available upon request

PLEASE NOTE 24 hours notice is required for cancellation, otherwise full cost will be incurred.


Due to Government guidelines regarding Covid-19; counselling sessions will only take place by telephone or FaceTime, until further notice.  Many thanks for your understanding.

Further information

  • Personal Counselling can help in a many ways when dealing with issues or problems that life can sometimes throw at you. Personal counselling can be focused on the individual's past, immediate or near future concerns.

    If you feel you would like to speak with me, please email or phone if I am unavailable please leave a message and I will contact you when I am free.

    If you don't think counselling is for you at this time please STAY SAFE!


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme