Linda C. Nordlund (BScHonsPsychol)
My name is Linda and I work with individuals, couples and families.
I am an integrative counsellor which means I am trained using various therapeutic approaches. Each client will have a different experience with me as no counselling journey is the same. I assess clients individually and our work together will be determined by your needs and personality.
Some of you will approach counselling as a way of becoming unstuck from a continuous and repetitive loop that is detrimental for your wellbeing. Some may feel it is a last resort having reached a place of apathy towards life. Some again, will want to explore and understand themselves in context of who they are, why they think, feel and act in a certain way, and whom they want to become. Our initial assessment will be the starting point of your particular needs. This will be a journey where you choose direction and speed. I will walk with you until you are ready to explore what lies ahead of you without my support.
You might be couple who are struggling with your relationship, or who merely wants to explore ways of enhancing your relationship. You might be going through your first real hardships as a couple or you may feel that this is the last resort. You might seek counselling in desperation to save a relationship or because it was presented as an ultimatum. Regadless of your reason for seeking help; I'm happy to support you.
Do you feel that you are stuck in family you did not chose to belong to? Do you feel you just can't understand your own child's behaviour? Or perhaps you feel that your teenager has taken a step too far and you're losing control of their upbringing? Maybe you belong to a family where your voice is not heard, but drowned amongst the ones shouting the loudest.
Family dynamics are complex, and there is not one way to restore harmony. There is, however, the potential for any family to find a working balance where everyday no longer has to be a battle. It is this balance that our time together will uncover and restore.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been trained as an integrative counsellor through Level 2, 3 and 4 (the latter; Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling). Additionally I hold a BScHons degree in Psychology. After a year working as a non-profit counsellor for the charity agency 'Ipsum' in Swindon, I now practice privately from my offices in Devizes, Wiltshire.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Areas of counselling
As an integrative counsellor continuously developing professionally through CPD events, I am able to offer counselling to support individuals with a wide range of issues they'd like to address. Our initial assessment will determine whether I am the right counsellor for you.
30 min. - assessment: £20
1h - individual: £45
1h - couple : £65
1h - family : £65
Payment is through bank transfer prior to appointment. Details will be given in email.
Concessions offered for
There will be an initial 30 minutes assessment session whereby we can establish whether we would like to work together. It will be an opportunity for you to mention your reasons for wanting counselling and to establish whether it feels right to work together. It is important that you are comfortable in my presence and in the office we will work from. Should you choose not to start your counselling journey with me, I will be more than happy to give you the details of fellow counsellors I have either trained- or worked with.
I am an Individual Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
During the pandemic, I offer face-to-face counselling in a spacious room that is aired out for 30 minutes and disinfected between clients. Chairs will be positioned 2 metres apart.