Linda Nunn BA (Hons) in Counselling MNCS (Accredited)
Hello my name is Linda ,I have over 6 years experience of counselling adults, children and young people. These have been with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, low self esteem, loneliness ,suicidal thoughts, relationship issues, grief/loss, abuse ,addiction to social media and anger. I am a Accreted Member of the National Counselling Society .I am based 2 miles outside Durham City centre .
Depending on your goals and needs ,these are the various therapeutic models and techniques I can offer you ….
Person Centred : Person-Centred Counselling is non-directive therapy. I see you as the expert on yourself and will encourage you to explore ,understand yourself and your troubles.Working together we can work on solutions to help yourself on your journey to recovery.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): The approach of C.B.T is looking at how you can get stuck in patterns of negative thoughts and behaviours, and offers a way of changing these. You will work on a goal or goals to facilitating positive change, often with ‘homework’( work sheets or activities ) to do in between sessions. I may challenge you when appropriate.
Mindfulness: Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to what is happening here and now. When you are being mindful you are aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations you are experiencing.Mindfulness can help you change the impact negative thoughts and feelings have on you.It is an effective way to increase calmness, to help ease anxiety and depression.
Working with Children and Young People
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 the child's or young persons needs.
Sometimes children can find it difficult to find the words to tell their story.In the sessions I may use play, games ,stories and art/crafts materials to offer them a way to express, understand, explore their issues, in a safe and secure environment.
A Young person may struggle with their feelings or how to communicate them .Counselling can help them talk things through and support the young person , without making them feel judged, in a confidential setting .
I can work with children and young people from from the ages of 5 years upwards
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) in counselling
- Foundation degree in counselling
- Level three foundation course in counselling skills for working with children
- Level two helping skills .
I hold a current D.B.S (Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate )
- Introduction to understanding and managing anxiety
- Sexual abuse: Working with Adult and Child Survivors
- Beginners body (TM) A mindfulness Deepening Practice Workshop to help Clients Truly Change
- Though the eyes of a child.
- Treating Intrusive thoughts and the inner critical voice
- Understanding the impact of Adverse childhood Experiences
- Using EFT in managing Anxiety
- Trauma , the Developing Brain and play therapy
- Dissociation in Children and adolescents
- Mindfulness Based interventions
- Foundation to drawing and Talking Therapy
- Working with children and young people on fractured families
- Working with anger in children and young people
- Mindfulness and Counselling
I have over six years counselling experience, working within the voluntary sector, education, couselling agencies and in my private practice (Pebbles Counselling Service).
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
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Assessment/consultation - First assessment session is £20
All subsequent appointments are charged at £45 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes), which is payable by cash or cheque.
Under 18 yrs and students £25 per therapeutic hour (up to 50 minutes) or for individuals on a reduced income. 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 .
Appointments cancelled less than 24 hours before agreed appointment will be charged at full rate.
Free on street parking is available outside the premises. There is a bus stop on the main road a less than 8 minutes walk from the property ,please contact me for further details .
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays 9 till 7 Tuesday 9 till 7 Wednesday 9 till 7 Thursdays 9 till 7 Fridays 9 till 7 Saturdays 9 till 3
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|