Linda Rose Fisher MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP
Although I can help with strategies toward mindfulness and the management of conditions such as anxiety I have complete faith talking therapy, in itself, talking in a safe space, reaches/connects with the authentic self. This seems to be the journey many clients are on - knowingly or unknowingly.
I have observed pain is as much a part of life as joy therefore it comes with the territory but that suffering is the additional 'rubbing salt into the wound' kind of thinking which is unnecessary or that it can be resolved if you choose to do so. Talking therapy helps you to unburden yourself from this condition.
Issues I have most experience in are issues related to the autism/Asperger spectrum. Explorations into relationships between self and others and/or your inner world with the world around you. Since qualifying as a counsellor 18 years ago I have worked with gender dysphoria, depression, anxiety, voice and loss of every kind; a broken heart. Loneliness on a soul level. My experience in working with substance abuse follows in the light of the 'Vancouver method' and the work of Gabor Mate. For addictions generally, although I would prefer to signpost you to someone who has developed in this area of counselling, is a topic that I would not be able to be 'classical' person-centred in my approach. I would need you to be working particularly intently. Like training for a marathon except on a mental level.
The people who decide to go into contract with me agree to pay in advance of sessions including an 'intro' session. This allows me to streamline my administrative duties in order to focus unimpeded on you and our therapeutic relationship. Simplicity and good communication are key to a good grounding in our relationship as is trust, respect and unconditional positive regard.
Please feel free and welcome to send me an email enquiry. Yours - sincerely, Rose
Fridays: - Tara Centre, Lancaster city centre. A therapy room in a lovely space also meditation space so we leave shoes at the door (very safe place to leave them). It is a highly conducive environment and atmosphere. Additionally, there are a few appointments at other times during the week, but rare and at another venue.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Supervision
Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy 2016
MA in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
University of Cumbria 2015
The Medicine Wheel - Hector Hill Elder in the Gitxsan Nation 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Management of Advice and Guidance
CETAD University of Lancaster 2004
Diploma (Higher Ed) in Person-Centred Counselling
BACP Acreditted course
St. Martin's College (now UOC) 2001
BA(Hons) Visual Arts
University of Lancaster 1995
British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists BACP
British Association of the Person Centred Approach BAPCA
My work is guided by the BACP Code of Ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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Depending on your income:
£40 per session rising to £50 (salary +£25,000.) and £108. per session (salary +£50,000.)
£50 (£80 and £108) for a single 80 minute session and I offer these single sessions finding in my experience some people resolve much in a single session.
reduced rate per 4 sessions booked and paid in advance accessing it weekly or 'as and when'
Please ask about this :)
Supervision: £30 per hour (until summer 2019)
Cancellation fee applicable (£10).
I do not offer a reduced fee for an introductory session.
There is no obligation to continue working with me at any time you wish to complete your counselling work and move on. All will be well.
I am particularly interested in personal development, my own and in the people I serve. You may be wanting/needing to be a better version of you. Many clients mention this to me. Perhaps the current version of you is better than you think. Have you taken stock - fairly - on yourself? There are some friendlier, kinder parts of self other than the self critic. Let me introduce you to that part.
If you are neuro-diverse and need to make sense of this (crazy) world in your own way, rather than according to the status quo, then you have come to the right place.
And you have come to the right place, if you want to start to break free of societal conditioning.
"This is why some people with mental illness say they're 'tired'" Here is another link I would like to share, something I came across this morning (August 2018) - I hope you find it useful - https://www.indy100.com/article/mental-health-symptoms-woman-breaks-down-stereotype-8498156
(July 2018) Recently MSN has launched a Campaign Against Lonliness. Here is a link to a wealth of articles which I hope you will find useful https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/loneliness
I look forward to giving you further information and answering your questions when we meet for an initial session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Fridays mostly. Please see details in main text block.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|