Linda Robinson-Hallgarth MBACP @ iBloom Counselling
Due to the current pandemic situation, I am temporarily offering online sessions for clients who prefer to remain at home.
I have now resumed face to face sessions, with strict social distancing restrictions and hygiene regimes, in line with government guidelines.
There are times when we have all found life difficult or overwhelming. Sometimes we find it hard to climb out of a rut we have got ourselves into. In cloudy times, we cannot even begin to hope that the sun will shine on us again.
Counselling can help; these are just moments in your life that you can work through and move towards becoming whole again. Being stuck and unable to see a way forward is very common, it can lead to anxiety, panic attacks, low mood and depression.
My hope is that each client embarks on a journey of; self-discovery, understanding, acceptance, independence and empowerment. As a counsellor, I aim to support you on this journey so that you feel heard and understood, so that you do not feel alone. I will encourage you to explore your thoughts and feelings, crucially without judgement or consequences. I believe that everyone, as an individual, is capable of realising their personal abilities, given the right conditions and encouragement.
The service I offer is totally confidential and unbiased. Whilst providing a professional service, my aim is to provide a down to earth approach, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
My practice is based in the Aura Business Centre at Mansfield House in Sleaford, the room is peaceful and private. The building is in the heart of the town, next to the Methodist church. Parking can be found close by in the Market Place or Church Lane.
I also have a quiet and secluded room within Newton House in Grantham. This building is in the centre of the town, with a private entrance and parking available close by in Morrison's car park or on street parking on Westgate.
If you would like to arrange an appointment please call or send an email or text, including a brief summary of why you feel you need counselling.
As a registered member of the BACP, I am committed to working ethically in the best interests of the client and my profession. I am dedicated to ensuring client confidentiality and safety are a priority.
Training, qualifications & experience
Before starting my private practice, I have had previous counselling experience with students at a Lincoln school and at the University. I have worked as a counsellor for an organisation that supports people of all ages who have been affected by sexual abuse. The service also supported their families/partners, who are so often overlooked, but the effects of the abuse can disturb them too.
I have successfully helped people to work through and deal with their anxieties and distresses, allowing the client to move forwards in their life.
As a member of the BACP, I am committed to continually improving my knowledge base by completing at least 30 hours of CPD each year. This may be through reading, researching and attending courses relevant to my practice.
My qualifications include:
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
Continuing Professional Development courses:
- Couples counselling
- Working online
- Domestic abuse
- COVID 19 awareness
- Suicide and self-harm
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
Individual counselling session £42
Couple counselling session £52
After the initial appointment, a £20 deposit is required for further bookings