Hello my name is Linda, welcome to my profile. if you are suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, depression or feeling sad have you been in someway affected by Covid-19, speaking to a professional like myself may help you find some relief.
At certain times we all experience difficulties and doubt as we go through life and seeing a counsellor can help you face these challenges. I provide a confidential, empathic, non-judgmental space to explore sensitive issues, thoughts and feelings both past and present. Whether you have had previous experience of counselling or are thinking about it for the first time, I understand it can be an unsettling feeling. As the relationship between client and counsellor is paramount, it is vital that you choose someone you feel comfortable with. I am deeply passionate about supporting my client’s needs and working towards achieving their potential.
I am experienced at working with clients who are troubled by anxiety and depression, relationships issues, and trauma/childhood trauma, particularly those who have self medicated with drugs and alcohol. I also have experience of working as a support worker for children with complex needs. I have also personal experience of being a carer for a parent with Alzheimer’s Dementia.
My experience working with a wide range of diverse clients has enabled me to gain valuable experience and expertise. I have a down to earth approach to building an honest an open therapeutic relationship that is client centred. I work integratively and am able to use a range of skills including Psychodynamic Therapy and more solution focussed therapy – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to tailor my approach to suit you, giving you respect, time and attention.
My practice is based in Tunstall Road, which is a 5 minute walk from East Croydon Station. I offer a soothing, comfortable environment in which to explore your issues (see photo).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma: Therapeutic Counselling – Bromley College of Further and Higher Education London South East
- Certificate: Online and Telephone Counselling – Counselling Tutor
- Certificate: Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Udemy
- Diploma: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Types of Therapy
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
£45 per session.
It is possible to discuss a discounted rate where there is financial need, this includes students, key workers, and to those who would find the full fee a stretch. Please mention when enquiring that you wish to take advantage of the discount.