Linda Pike

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MBACP Individual, couple and Family Counsellor
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Crieff PH7
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About me

Hello, my name is Linda Pike and I’m a Counsellor & Therapist, based in Crieff. With over 35 years’ experience supporting children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals, I help my clients gain control of their mental health and overcome their difficulties.

I truly believe that all human beings have the capacity to help themselves and develop their full potential with the right support and guidance. With my broad range of therapeutic techniques such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Solution Focussed Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, integrative play therapy, Person Centred Therapy, Emotional Regulation and much more, I will always strive to help you make a difference today, whatever your challenges. 

I am particularly interested in working with children and adolescents experiencing mental health difficulties, including young people on the autistic spectrum, attachment disorders or developmental issues. I have experience working with CAMHS teams (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) and am currently working with children aged 4-13 years at a local school. I have also worked closely with private fostering agencies, offering direct training and support for foster carers and their children.

My extensive work with adults includes years of one-to-one private therapies, GP referrals, and the Employee Assistance programme, through to couples counselling services such as Relate, family counselling, and working with young people within Schools 3-18years, CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  

In 2020, I co founded Popp Ins Therapy Centre, Crieff, however since August 2022, I am now the only remaining founder and owner of Popp Ins Therapy Centre, which offers a shared work space whereby a variety of mental health therapists provide a range of specialities to help anyone who comes through our doors. Working under one roof in the centre of town, poppinstherapycentre.co.uk. provides much needed access to a private and confidential place to overcome life’s challenges  within comfortable rooms, including a child friendly room, a cosy room for individuals and a large room for group therapy, all of which are risk assessed for Covid regulations. Zoom sessions are available to anyone not wishing or able to come to the office and I am now offering Walk & Talk sessions designed for those who feel more comfortable outside in the fresh Scottish air.

I am passionate about creating a positive and non-judgemental space where I look forward to giving you a warm welcome,

Linda

Training, qualifications & experience

I use many techniques such as; Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Family counselling, Martial and Couple Counselling, Integrative Play Therapy, Relational, Systemic counselling, Transactional Analysis therapy, Mindfulness, Emotional regulation and Humanistic theory.

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 memories 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 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 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.

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.

I was a founder member of Futureminds Psychology Services Ltd which is a thriving Counselling and Therapy service in Leicestershire.

I have DBS enhanced disclosure clearance and am fully insured. I work within a professional code of conduct and am registered for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) following data protection guidance.

Member organisations

BACP
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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Fees

£70.00 - £80.00

Additional information

I am now offering 60 minute appointments of face to face sessions, £70 per session for individuals and £75 couples and £80 for families. I accept payment by cash or bank transfer on the day. I appreciate 24 hour notice if you need to cancel or a charge may be made.

When I work

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I offer Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 6pm face to face appointments. I also offer online sessions.

Further information

I am able to see clients within one week at the moment. My colleagues at Poppinstherapycentre.co.uk also have availability and work closely with me. Please check out our website linda@poppinstherapycentre.co.uk

Crieff, Perth And Kinross, PH7

17 West High Street, Crieff, Perth And Kinross, PH7 4AU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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PVG Scheme

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AccessNI check

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