Linda Owen

Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5
07739 872513 07739 872513 Registered / Accredited

About me

Sometimes in life we just need a little help, whether it's getting through a difficult time or something you've been struggling with for a long while. Perhaps you are finding things particularly tough at present, because of the the Coronavirus situation. You may be struggling with isolation, bereavement or worry about loved ones. You may be a key worker for the NHS or other vital services under extreme pressure. I'm here to help. I am an experienced, practitioner offering a safe space for you to explore difficult, troubling feelings, whatever the cause, in complete confidence.

Perhaps you haven't felt able to tell anyone how you feel because you don’t want to burden those close to you or you feel you will be judged. Having someone to share your problems and feelings with can be a huge relief. Looking for counselling is about taking care of yourself, the first step towards a better you, for yourself and for those close to you.

I can help with all kinds of difficulties such as stress, anxiety, low mood or depression, bereavement, loss, relationships, self-esteem, abuse and self-harm. Whatever it is counselling can help you better understand yourself and why you feel the way you do.

If you contact me, we can talk first on the phone and arrange an initial meeting, free of charge, to explore how I can help and how we might work together going forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a post graduate Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling/Psychotherapy (From The Counselling Foundation)

I am an Registered Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

15 years experience as a therapist

IAPT trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

I also have years of experience of counselling NHS patients for short term therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

I offer weekly sessions of 50 minutes duration. My usual fee is £45. I can discuss concessions once we have made contact. At present, I am only able to offer telephone or video sessions and, for many people, this offers increased flexibility. While it is a different experience to that of face-to-face counselling, you will find it no less professional or valuable.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

If you would like to contact me please call or text 07739 872513 or contact me by email.

Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments available

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Linda Owen

Linda Owen