Golgi Psychology - Dr Linda Raleigh
9 Fitzroy Place
Emotional distress can come in many forms making it difficult to cope with daily life at times. I aim to understand your needs in challenging times and provide you with the support and tools to help you cope better and move forward in making a difference to your life.
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, my approach is to balance my personal humanity and compassion for your situation with evidence-based therapy including CBT, ACT, Compassion Focused Therapy and Schema therapy. While these models inform the basis of my approach, they are integrated with creative methods to suit your individual needs. Within a safe, warm and accepting relationship, we can work together to develop a thorough understanding of how you would like your life to improve and how best to achieve this.
Neurodiversity - Dyslexia and DCD/dyspraxia
I am interested in working therapeutically with adults and young people with dyslexia and DCD/dyspraxia who, while often self-reliant, determined and hard-working can also hide their emotional distress. I can also provide assessments for dyslexia and DCD/dyspraxia. Knowing your strengths can help make the most of your abilities and 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. Please see Golgi Psychology website for more information.
Using a positive psychology model, I can provide a career development program that suits your needs. This involves an assessment of career history, interests and goals to develop a personal action plan and regular coaching contact to help develop the tools and skills needed to improve career prospects.
Training, qualifications & experience
Golgi Psychology is run by Dr Linda Raleigh. 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, though my specialism was Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I have completed a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited certificate in Counselling Children. My Doctoral thesis 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
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- 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|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|