Linda Tucker FdSc Counselling, Registered MBACP
During our lives we can encounter many challenges and struggles due to a variety of reasons, which can significantly impact our ability to function in our daily lives. This can leave us feeling overwhelmed; we can suffer from a lack of self esteem, feel anxious and often depressed which in turn can lead us to a sense of being stuck and unable to cope with the demands of everyday life.
I appreciate that your decision to seek the support and help of counselling takes great courage but can also feel a little scary. I see it as the beginning of your own personal journey of self discovery and healing.
I can offer you a warm, compassionate down to earth approach in a confidential and supportive space where by us working together you will feel safe to explore and work through your experiences and difficulties with the goal of improving your emotional well-being, without judgement and with respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced Integrative counsellor with specialised experience in bereavement and loss, carers and family issues and anxiety/depression. Integrative counselling means I draw from different modalities, which can be tailored to meet each individual's specific needs. Whatever your concerns are, I will work alongside you, working at your pace. I take a non-directive approach but am happy to work with any goals you may wish to achieve through your counselling. I address what is current for you in the here and now, as well as looking at past experiences that may have impacted your ability to cope and function day to day.
I feel that it is the collaborative and authentic relationship between the counsellor and the client, which are the key components to enabling personal growth and change to occur for the client during their therapy.
- FdSc Integrative Counselling Degree - University of Greenwich
- NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory - Guildford College
- ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts - NESCOT College
- City and Guilds Adult Education Teachers certificate - Guildford College
Further training and experience includes
- Counselling and bereavement support training
- Working with bereavement
- Family issues
- Counselling support for carers
- Resilience in Trauma
- Couples/Relationship Therapy
- Domestic abuse
- Working with Hair Loss and Appearance
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Each session is for 50 minutes and my fee is £50.00. I can offer a 30 minute initial consultation. This being an introduction to each other and an opportunity for any questions you may have relating to the therapy offered. The therapy can be a fixed number of sessions or open-ended depending on your needs.
If you wish to book sessions, I provide a private, quiet environment within my home, with parking and a nearby train station.
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, payable in full if less than 24 hours notice is given.
Payment by cash, BACS or cheque.
I have an enhanced DBS certificate and Professional Liability Insurance.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). Registered Member 217825 MBACP.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and early evening appointments available.
Types of client