Linda Taylor Regd MBACP. (Accred) No.573155
St John's Street
Hi, I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Registered and Accredited with British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am based in central Bedfordshire and I offer short term or open ended Counselling, depending on your individual requirements.
Life can sometimes feel like a struggle, perhaps, due to changes of circumstances, illness, loss, relationship, Family issues, or even childhood issues from the past that feel difficult to move on from. etc.,
At these times, it may feel very painful, embarrassing or difficult, to share your innermost feelings with family and friends, maybe because they know you, don't always listen, don't take you seriously, or offer their own opinions and judgement on what you 'should' or 'should not' be doing. This can, leave you feeling even more confused, anxious and alone.
Counselling can offer you a confidential, calm, supported space to express your deeper feelings and concerns without being judged......A calm space to really think about your life and to understand and work through the issues that may be affecting you, with a view to making changes, in order to move forward.....
Psychodynamic Counselling can also provide an opportunity to discuss and explore past and present issues, make sense of how these past experiences may still be affecting the way you currently cope and behave in your life today and then explore ways to bring about the changes and clarify the choices that can help you to make a positive difference to your future.
We are all programmed from birth by our caregivers, usually Parents.....
Counselling can be an opportunity to 'unhook', update, or reprogramme the old 'software', patterns, make changes that are relevant now to help choose a positive future.
Even a small change can make a big difference.......
How can I help?
I have 14 years of Counselling experience in various situations, including my current Private Practice as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, as well as 8 years with 2 different NHS Trusts as a GP Counsellor and also, currently, at a local Charitable Counselling Centre as a short term and a long term Volunteer Counsellor, as well as, a Mentor and Trainer to Student Counsellors.
I have also been on the Clinical Committee of a local Counselling Centre.
My experience includes working on a wide range of issues with adults including:
- Childhood abuse
- Family relationship issues
- Work/employment related issues
- Low self esteem
- Self harming
- Anger management
- Relationships - endings/beginnings.
I work in Bedford town centre, which is easily accessible by road, and a short walk from rail and public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am recognised as an independent counsellor on the BACP Register.
I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics, set out on the BACP website.
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling (University of Cambridge).
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF/University of Hertfordshire).
Diploma in Professional Studies(Psychodynamic Counselling. University of Hertfordshire)
Post Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (HBCF).
Diploma in Counselling.
Combined advanced Certificate in Counselling skills and theory.(WPF)
Certificate in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy(DIT)(Anna Freud Centre)
My counselling experience is with clients in my Private Practice, as well as, 8 years working for 2 NHS Trusts, in a Clinic setting, and also as part of a local Charitable Counselling Centre.
I also work for Employee Assistance Providers.
I am in continuous Professional development during each year, to update and inform my Practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Exam stress/Student issues
Managing change and transition
Public speaking/acting/singing/performance anxiety
Post Natal Depression
Relationship issues/Self esteem issues
£36-£46 per 50 minute session, some concessions available for Counselling students.
Referrals are welcomed from: Individuals, Counselling Students, GP's and Employee Assistance providers.
To arrange an initial assessment, please call my confidential voicemail. If I am unavailable, please leave a message or text and I will return your call as soon as I am able.
You can also email me here.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer both daytime and early evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|