Linda Zack

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Ilford, Essex, IG6
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About me

I'm Linda, counsellor and a Gestalt therapist. I work with adults who are bereaved and have anxiety and depression.

You may be  feeling overwhelmed and struggling at work or home, trying to hold back your tears, hoping no-one notices and yet you feel isolated and misunderstood.

I offer support and and a space where you can share such thoughts and feelings.My compassionate inquiries into you and your situation can help you make sense of what's going on for you. You can develop new ways of seeing and find your own solutions.

What would it be like for you to know that you're  being supported and understood ? Or knowing that, despite your overwhelm you can cope and deal with life's challenges now and in the future.

Counselling is my second career.  I have a background in health and have more than 20 years working in the NHS in the community. I have lived experience of complicated bereavements including suicide, stress at work and disability (hearing loss).

What to expect in your first free introductory session ( 15 minutes video call )

This will be a non- obligatory call , no- cost and the aim is to see if we are a potentially good fit for each other in your counselling journey. I will ask what brings you to counselling and what you are hoping to get out of the process.

For example, for someone who is having anxiety because of a toxic relationship at work , they may want to explore ways of calming themselves down so they can be assertive.

If you have questions about counselling in general or or whether the style of counselling I offer is suitable, please ask.

What to expect in your first session 

If we  agree that we could work together- we  will agree on a regular slot on a  specific day and time for a certain number of weeks, either short term or long term .

 The first session and the first few thereafter also includes a history taking and a discussion and an agreement on the process of counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience


Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Volunteer Experience

  • Ahada Bereavement Counselling
  • Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Service
  • City & East London Bereavement Service
  • MIND

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

BDSM aware/affirming

Therapies offered


Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I have a sliding scale of fees dependent on the time of the booking of the session. They start from £50-£80 for 50 minutes. Please ask for concessions if you are a keyworker, on low incomes, unemployed or a trainee counsellor.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My office hours are 10.00-18.00 Mondays and Thursdays.

There are some evening slots for clients on Mondays.

Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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At Longcroft House , EC2M 4NS only.

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Linda Zack
Linda Zack