Linda Morison BSc, MA, MSc, PGDip, MBACP, CPsychol
Hello, I am a BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Farnham, Surrey. I have experience in both the private and voluntary sectors as a counsellor and psychotherapist and teach in a university psychology department. I aim to give a friendly, down-to-earth service combined with high levels of professionalism to help you manage whatever difficulties you are facing. My focus includes depression, stress, relationship problems and goal achievement.
A preliminary assessment appointment enables you to see if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what worries you, ask questions, understand confidentiality and decide whether counselling/therapy may help you.
Depression: One focus of my work is counselling and psychotherapy for people who are suffering with depression. You may have been diagnosed by your GP or suspect that you are depressed because you are feeling down, weepy, irritable, worthless, unmotivated and/or having sleeping or eating difficulties and/or suffering from tiredness and aches and pains. Many depressed people find themselves feeling quite anxious as well. You might already have identified a situation that you think is underpinning your depression, such as bereavement, relationship problems, or a change in your life circumstances. In addition to open-ended counselling for depression, I offer a more structured approach called IPT which consists of around 16 sessions and is recommended by NICE. We could discuss these different approaches in an initial session.
Making a change in life: Another focus is working with people who want to make a change in their life. For example you may have a goal of losing weight, quitting smoking, being less stressed at work, doing more exercise, leaving a job, leaving a relationship, finding a relationship etc. The goal might be quite defined or you might want help in defining what exactly it is you want to do.
If you would like an initial appointment or have any questions about how we might work together please contact me using the email or mobile number above.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters degree (with distinction) in Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma (with distinction) in Psychodynamic Counselling and Practitioner Level qualification in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). I have been working as a qualified counsellor since 2011.
I am also a Chartered Psychologist and work as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey on Clinical Psychology and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) training programmes.
Before training in counselling and psychology I worked in health research for around 20 years, mainly in the areas of sexual and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session
I see counselling and psychotherapy clients mainly on Wednesdays and Thursdays but within those days I can be quite flexible about times.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesdays and Thursdays
Types of client