Linda Quirk MBACP (Accred). BSc (Hons) Psy, PG Dip HR
I am an experienced Humanistic Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a background in Nursing and HR. As an integrative therapist I work across a range of different therapeutic approaches and I adopt elements from the different approaches to suit each individual client - depending on the client and depending on the issues presented.
I started my counselling career working as an honorary counsellor in a Mental Health Resource Centre in London, (NHS) where I worked for 8 years. The centre offered short-term and long-term therapy to vulnerable adults with a wide range of mental health problems and disorders including; depression, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, bipolar, schizophrenia, personality disorder, eating disorders, low self-esteem, abuse (physical, emotional and sexual) and addiction (alcohol & drugs).
I started my private Counselling/Psychotherapy practice in the City of London in 2005, before moving to my current location in North London in 2012. Throughout, my career, I have remained focused on mental health problems and disorders and I am particularly interested in how they impact individuals in the workplace. I also have a special interest in attachment and relationship issues, bereavement and loss and alcohol and drug addiction.
With a lengthy background of working in Human Resources in large professional organisations, I also work with professionals on personal development and work-related issues including, work-related stress and anxiety, depression, bullying, grievance, conflict resolution, redundancy and maximising performance.
My consulting room is in Islington (N1) North London.
Sessions are normally face to face but due to the pandemic I am currently only offering online and telephone sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
State Enrolled Nurse. Liverpool
BSc (Hons) Psychology. London
Advanced Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling,
CPPD Counselling School, London
Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice Short Course. The Bowlby Centre, London
Post Graduate Diploma Human Resources. London
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I offer an initial telephone conversation (up to 15 mins) Free.
Individual counselling sessions are £65 for both initial consultation (60 minutes) and 50 minute sessions.
I offer a limited number of low-cost places for students, people on benefits and low incomes.
Monday - Friday 7am - 8pm Saturday 8am - 11am
I am an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with The British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (Bacp)