Linda Nunn BA (Hons) in Counselling MNCS (Accredited)

Linda Nunn BA (Hons) in Counselling  MNCS (Accredited)

Durham
DH1

07926 914350

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Durham
DH1

07926 914350

About me

Hello, I offer a safe, confidential environment, in which a respectful therapeutic relationship can be established.I am based just over 2 miles outside Durham City centre and see clients in a designated therapy room in my home . I can offer both short term and long term counselling.

My core ethos is in the Person-Centred approach and I believe that each person experiences is unique. As well as Person Centred Therapy , I can offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and play therapy depending on your needs .

I have experience of working with adults, children and young people.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in counselling
  • Foundation degree in counselling
  • Level three foundation course in counselling skills for working with children
  • Level two helping skills
  • Level Two Childcare and Education
  • Level Three Care and Early Years
  • Diploma in Playgroup Practice
  • D.B.S (Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate )

Experiences

I have over six years counselling experience, working within the voluntary sector, education and in my private practice (Pebbles Counselling Service).

Professional standards

I attend monthly clinical supervision sessions, the purpose of these sessions is to monitor my practice and enables me to work  in line with The National Counselling Society ethical framework.

I regularly attended CPD (continuing professional development ) training, conferences and workshops, to up date my skills and knowledge and understanding.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

Accredited register membership

Fees

Assessment/consultation -  First assessment session is £20

All subsequent appointments are charged at £40 per therapeutic hour (50 mins), which is payable by cash or cheque.

I normally suggest 6 to 10 weekly sessions with a review at the 5th session, each session lasts 50 minutes.

I am  happy to speak with you in advance during a short telephone call if you would like further information or to ask more questions

Cancellation policy

Appointments cancelled less than 24 hours before agreed appointment will be charged at full rate.

Further information

Person Centred: Person-centred counselling is non-directive therapy. I see you as expert on yourself and I believe that the answers are within yourself and my role within counselling is to be beside you, supportive and understanding. The therapeutic relationship can provide you with a place to feel truly accepted, heard and understood in a non-judgemental and empathic environment


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): The approach of CBT is about looking at how you can get stuck in patterns of behaviour and ways of changing these rather than dwelling on past events. You will work on a goal or goals to facilitating positive change, often with ‘homework’ to do in between sessions. and challenge you when appropriate.


Mindfulness: Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to what is happening right here, right now. When you are being mindful you are aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations and you experience them directly, rather than thinking about them. This can change the impact thoughts and feelings have and our experience of life. It is an effective way to increase calmness and to alleviate anxiety and depression.


I may use Mindfulness in combination with Person Centred Counselling and or C.B.T.

Working with Children and Young People

My core ethos  is with the adults my core ethos is in the Person-Centred approach and I believe that each person experiences are unique. As well as Person Centred Therapy, I can offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Play Therapy depending on your needs.
Sometimes younger children can find it difficult to find the words to tell their story and creative working. I may use play, and art/crafts materials to offer them a way to express, understand, explore their issues, in a safe and secure environment. These are usually be led by the child


Older children and young people are also given the space they need to explore their feelings and thoughts creatively. This can depend on what they would like to do in the sessions, as the session will be led by them.


Many young people struggle with how they feel. They may be having problems with friends, family or school, they feel anxious, depressed, angry or scared and need to talk to someone, but find it difficult to talk to people they know. Counselling can help them talk things through, support them without making them feel judged, and in confidence
I am able to offer guidance and support to parents/carers, to help them understand the child/younger persons behaviour, however this will be done in the limits of confidentiality. I work with children aged 5 to 18 years .

Maps & Directions

Durham, DH1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

My practice room is upstairs ,arrangements can be made to use another room Please contact me for further details.

Availability

Mondays 9 till 7 Tuesday 9 till 7 Wednesday 9 till 7 Thursdays 9 till 5 Fridays 9 till 5 Saturdays 9 till 4

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme