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 can offer you  a warm, safe, confidential environment, in which a respectful therapeutic relationship can be established. This will enable you to explore your current life issues and difficulties in a way that feels comfortable for you.I am based outside Durham City centre and I offer both short term and long term counselling

My core ethos is in the person-centred approach however this can depend on your needs. I believe that each person experiences is unique, so I can use a number of therapeutic models. My tool box includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness and play therapy. I have experience of working with adults, children and young people.

I have experience of helping people recover from a wide range of distressing problems for example...

  • Feeling low or depression
  • Feeling anxious or on edge all the time (generalised anxiety disorder)
  • Loss/bereavement
  • Relationship issues, family issues and child related issues
  • Abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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

Experiences

I have over four years counselling experience, working within the voluntary sector, education and in the private practice (Pebbles Counselling Service), with children, young people and adults.I have a background in working education, as a learning support assistant (18 years).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Play therapy

Resources will consist of toys like small figures and animals, cars, dolls, puppets, books, art and craft materials. Play is a natural way of learning, exploration and communication for children, and can be a comfortable way children to play out what they may find difficult to put into words.

Creative arts

If you feel more comfortable expressing yourself creatively you can use materials such as paints and colouring pencils. These tools can be used to help communicate issues, emotions and feelings and may help to gain an insight into that issues.

Fees

Assessment/consultation -  First assessment session is for half an hour and is free

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

A discounted rate is applied of £30 a hour for clients aged 18 or younger

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

I am very 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.

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

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