Linda Panek, Oasis-time Counselling, Counsellor and Coach, MNCS Accred,
I can help you overcome emotional struggles and difficult circumstances by providing the right environment to enable healing and empowerment and intuitively pinpointing what will help you the most.
I particularly love to help people with depression to recover and find enjoyment in life again.
I chose the name Oasis-time because it gives the sense of a place where there is space to reflect on the things you are facing and to receive support and fresh perspective, which can enable you to move forward in your life.
I can help you with a wide range of issues including depression, bereavement, stress, anxiety, work-related issues, miscarriage, health problems, life changing decisions, disability and relationship issues, including separation and divorce.
“Feel 100 times better, like a different person.”
Often friends and family are not able to give the quality of attention that we need in order to express our real feelings, and they are not always able to accept us without judgement. This can make it hard to find space to process our emotions after difficult experiences.
When a difficult event happens such as a bereavement or redundancy; or finding ourselves struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, or overwhelm; we can be greatly helped by having someone to support us as we find a way back to a place of coping and even thriving again.
I can work alongside you to find a way forward or enable the healing of deep wounds from the past. People have always found it easy to talk to me. I hope you will too.
I will help you find the strength or resources you need. I may suggest ideas that could help but you are in the driving seat throughout the process. I aim to tailor my work to the individual and see my role as assisting you in your own personal journey.
Being listened to, understood, valued and supported, can have a profound effect on how we feel about ourselves and enable progress that might not otherwise be possible.
I hope you will come and experience this for yourself.
What my clients say
"The best £40 I ever spent!"
“I found it helpful to speak to someone that is not involved in my situation. I could talk about my feelings/thoughts without being judged.”
“Feel 100 times better, like a different person.”
“The black dog (of depression) is now small and on a lead. Thank you for everything.”
“The counselling has helped me so much. I don’t think I would be back at work. I don’t know if I would be alive!”
“Felt that it was helpful to talk in a safe place about what I was feeling/thinking. Nice to have someone just listen.”
“Having someone I could be completely honest and open with, helped me look at situations in my life clearly.”
"You're worth your weight in gold"
Training, qualifications & experience
I work in private practice (Oasis-time counselling) and also as an associate of Rotherham Counselling Services, dealing with a wide range of issues including depression, bereavement, stress, anxiety, work-related issues, miscarriage, health problems, life changing decisions, disability and relationship issues, including separation and divorce.
I have previously worked in an NHS environment offering short term therapy.
I have now also completed my Coaching training
My Qualifications and Training
I have completed the following qualifications:
Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (3 year course)
Cruse Bereavement Care Training (5 days of training)
One of Many Women's Coaching Certificate (1 year course)
Mental Health First Aid (16 hours)
I have also attended professional development training workshops on the following issues:
Chronic illness including Chronic Fatigue
Self care and relaxation
ACT Acceptance and commitment therapy including mindfulness
Medically unexplained symptoms
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can provide Coaching for life issues, and also resilience and wellbeing
From £35.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
My fees per hourly (60 minute) session
- £35 concessions
I allow a full hour for each session, and I take an hour between sessions for notes, thought processing and preparing for sessions. In this way I am able to be fully present for each client.
A comfortable counselling room, modern premises, disabled facilities, parking and nearby public transport,
I currently offer telephone and online counselling, and will continue to offer these options to clients who prefer them.