Linda Teece - BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. I usually work from comfortable rooms in Hereford, but at the moment I am offering telephone or video platform sessions. I use mainly the Person Centred model of counselling, and I am trained in CBT, incorporating aspects of other models where appropriate.
The Person Centred approach builds a safe relationship between client and counsellor, where you can explore the areas which cause you distress and unease, for example anxiety or depression; try to make sense of why you are experiencing these feelings so intensely; and to look at how past events can have such an impact on the present. I can help you to take steps to bring about change, or change the way you look at the situation. I believe that long-term, this approach is most effective in helping you to understand yourself and become more resourceful when you face difficult situations in the future.
I understand that there may be financial, practical, personal or contractual reasons why a time-limited approach might be best for you, and in those cases we can bring in aspects of, for example, Solution Focussed or Cognitive Behaviour techniques, which are both useful in recognising unhelpful, negative patterns of thinking or behaviour, and helping you to replace them with more positive thoughts or actions.
I will discuss with you the blend of approaches we use, and will not give you advice or pass any judgement on your situation. I will seek to fully understand you and to help you understand yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
FDSc in Counselling - University of Worcester.
PG Diploma in Evidence-Based Practice with Children and Young People - Exeter University
Accredited member of BACP.
Additional training - Safeguarding
Solution-Focussed ways of working with clients.
Supporting young people through a family health crisis.
Awareness in bereavement care
Awareness in children and young people's bereavement care
Bereavement by suicide
Sudden and traumatic death
I have experience of working with young people, usually aged from 10 upwards, supporting theme though issues such as disability, bereavement, family illness, bullying, anger management, self-harm, anxiety, family breakdown, relationships, being a young carer, feellng isolated, all the many and varied sources of stress which this age group brings.
I also work with adults and children who are bereaved, supporting them through the feelings and process of grief, loss and readjustment.
Anxiety and depression can accompany many of the issues which we can all struggle with from time to time; I can help you to understand and these emotions and minimise the impact these have upon your life.
I have an interest in working with the particular issues associated with rural life, such as living in isolated areas, running a family business, transport issues and farming.
I am also interested in supporting women through health issues such as cancer; the impact which this has upon their family, work and social life.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session.
I can offer a reduced fee for the first session, so that we can talk about whether counselling is right for you at the present time.