Dr Linda Raleigh
I am a BPS Chartered Psychologist and HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist. I have worked in the NHS and Charity sector as a therapist with adults, adolescents and children across a range of issues including anxiety, depression and trauma. I have also developed skills in assessing and supporting neurodiverse clients (e.g. dyslexia and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/dyspraxia). Prior to becoming a Counselling Psychologist I had a 20 year professional career in training and development and work/career issues.
As a Counselling Psychologist, I aim to support you in coping with emotional distress. My approach to therapy is to balance personal understanding of your situation with evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Schema therapy. While these models inform the basis of my approach, they are integrated with creative methods to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Within a safe and accepting relationship, we can work together to develop a thorough understanding of how you would like to cope better in your life and how best to achieve this.
Neurodiversity - Dyslexia and /or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/dyspraxia
I can provide assessments for dyslexia and DCD/dyspraxia. Knowing your neuro-diverse strengths can help you develop strategies to make the most of your potential. This information can also be provided to colleges, universities and employers to obtain additional support.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered practitioner Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. I completed my Doctoral Training in Counselling Psychology at City University London in 2013.
As a Counselling Psychologist, my training included Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural therapies. I have completed a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited certificate in Counselling Children. My research was on ‘Young adults’ experience of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)’ and I have trained in cognitive assessment.
I trained and worked in Psychological Therapies in the NHS for five years practising across a range of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, phobia, OCD, stress and work-related problems mainly using CBT. In addition, I have worked therapeutically with PTSD in a national veterans’ charity and I have trained and worked for four years as a volunteer therapist in two national children’s charities with children and adolescents with complex needs
I am also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and hold post-graduate certificates in Adult Career Planning and Appreciative Inquiry (AI). With over twenty years of experience in recruitment, training and development and international career consultancy, I can draw on my experience, training and interest in positive psychology to support clients with career transition and work-related problems.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
I can provide weekly/fortnightly therapy sessions including evenings.
- Individual appointments - £70/hr.
- Cognitive assessment - £475 (for post-16 education or employment needs).
Student/unemployed discounts are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday 2.30 - 8.30 p.m.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|