Linda Pike, MBACP Individual and Family Counsellor
I work as an independent Counsellor in Crieff, having moved from Leicestershire, to be close to my family. I have a part time contract working with children aged 7-13 years in a school in Crief and hoping to extend this to other schools locally. I have 30 years experience working within a variety of contexts such as; Relate, GP surgeries, School settings and CAMHS teams (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) and I have looked after children within a care system. I also see people referred through the Employee Assistance programme. I was also a founder member of Futureminds Psychology Services Ltd which is a thriving Counselling and Therapy service in Leicestershire.
I really enjoy helping people to make a difference in their lives. I always aim to keep the number of session to a minimum by building on the individuals strengths and skills. I use my extensive knowledge of therapeutic theories to suit each individual and help them to build coping strategies that work best for them. I offer a private and comfortable consulting room.
I work with a wide spectrum of clients including children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. My speciality is working with child and adolescent mental health including young people on the autistic spectrum including Asperger's disorder. I have worked closely with private fostering agencies, offering direct training and support for foster carers and the children. I have worked with children in the care system experiencing attachment disorders and/or have developmental issues.
I am passionate about working with attachment disorders and developmental issues and I have completed additional training to qualify me to work in these areas.
At present I
My personal mission statement is that I work in a positive, respectful, non-judgemental and anti oppressive manner. I believe that all human beings have the capacity to help themselves and develop their full potential with the right support and guidance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed Diadic Development Processing therapy level 1 and level 2 training and I apply the DDP principals to my work. (DDP is a therapy, that helps children and families with their relationships especially if they have experienced trauma and provides interventions for families and those who support them).
I was trained by and have attained relate certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling. I have also trained with the Human Givens Institute who's speciality is the understanding and prevention of mental and emotional health issues that affect all human beings. I apply the principals regularly, including the 'rewind technique' for people who have experienced trauma, in my practice.
I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute who specialise in helping people to process attachment issues and process trauma in the body. Working with the body helps people in therapy improve their well-being, especially reducing symptoms of trauma and repairing developmental issues.
I am able to use an integrative model in my practice. As you can see, I may use many modalities such as; Psychotherapy, Brief Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Family counselling, Integrative Play Therapy, Relational, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Systemic counselling, Behavioural, Transactional Analysis therapy, Mindfulness, Emotional regulation and Humanistic theory.
As an adjunct I offer support to parents coping with children who present with behavioural issues and young people experiencing anxiety, refusing to attend school or feeling stressed around exam time or behavioural strategies that are ineffective or self harming.
Obviously, it is a requirement to have DBS enhanced disclosure clearance and to be fully insured and work within a professional code of conduct and registered for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and follow data protection guidance, which I have.
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 attacks
- 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 by bank transfer.
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|