Linda Tucker FdSc Counselling, Registered MBACP
Due to the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic I am also offering online and telephone sessions, these sessions take place using the Zoom or Skype platforms and can be easily downloaded for free.
During our lives we can encounter many challenges and struggles due to a variety of reasons, which can significantly impact our ability to function effectively 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 the help of counselling takes great courage. Along with also perhaps feeling somewhat daunting. However, I would like to consider it as the beginning of your own personal journey of self discovery, healing and change.
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 the upmost 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 fulfil your life on a day to day basis.
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
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
Each session is for 50 minutes and my fee is £50.00. I can offer an initial consultation. This being an introduction to one another 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, confidential and 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, Bank transfer 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.