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 Crieff. I have over 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.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
As life settles into a routine of managing strategies to cope with the Corona virus pandemic, I am now able to offer 50-60 minute appointments face to face at £55 per session and online counselling sessions for £50 for individuals, couples or families. Clients can pay by cheque, cash or bank transfer on the day. I appreciate 24 hour notice if you need to cancel or a charge may be made.
Concessions offered for
I am able to offer appointment within a week .