Linda Pike, MBACP Individual and Family Counsellor
Perth And Kinross
07971038741 / 07971 038741
I now work as an independent counsellor in Crieff, having moved from Leicestershire. England. I have 30 years experience working within a variety of contexts; Relate, GP surgeries, School settings and mental health CAMHS teams and looked after children within a care system and a founder member of Futureminds Psychology Services Ltd.
I really enjoy helping people to make a difference, in a short a time as is possible during therapy. I can apply my knowledge of multiple theories to suit each individual case and find aiding people to build on their coping strategies very helpful to them. I offer a private and comfortable consulting room.
I work with adults, children and adolescents; individuals, couples and families. I specialise in child and adolescent mental health including people on the autistic spectrum including Asperger. i have worked closely with private fostering agencies offering training and support for foster carers and the children directly. I have worked with children in the care system experiencing attachment disorders and/or have developmental issues. I also see people referred through the Employee Assistance programme.
I work in a positive, respectful, non-judgemental and anti oppressive manner and believe that all human beings have the capacity the help themselves with the right support and guidance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am very interested in furthering my training with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 and have found that people are making quite dramatic improvements in their well being during therapy. Especially reducing symptoms of trauma and repairing developemental issues.
I have completed DDP level 1 and level 2 training and applying the DDP principals to my work.
I have attained relate certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling in Theory and Practice, Also, I have trained with the Human Givens Institute and apply the theory and practice techniques regularly, including the rewind technique, in my practice.
I use an eclectic model in my practice as I value everyone as an individual and like to tailor the sessions to individual needs. I may use eclectic therapies such as; Psychotherapy, Brief Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EFT, Family counselling, Integrative Play Therapy, Relational, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Systemic counselling, Behavioural, Transactional Analysis therapy and Mindfulness and Emotional regulation, Humanistic. I also offer support to parents coping with children who present with behavioural issues and young people experiencing exam stress.
I have DBS enhanced disclosure clearance and I am fully insured and work within a professional code of conduct and registered for GPDR and follow data protection guidance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
I offer 50-60 minute sessions for £55 for individuals and £65 for couples and families. Clients can pay by cheque or cash on the day. I appreciate 24 hour notice if you need to cancel or a charge may be made. Telephone and Skype sessions are payable 24 hours in advance.
I am able to offer appointment within a week .
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer week days and evenings and some Saturdays. I will consider telephone counselling or Skype sessions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|