Linden Stefaniak Registered Member MBACP
I am a Registered Member of BACP . I practice integratively, using person-centred, existential and psychodynamic counselling. I value the therapeutic relationship, which I find can in itself be healing as part of the process.Counselling may be carried out long-term or short-term with individuals aged over sixteen.
I have over approximately thirteen years experience post-qualification in counselling for issues such as stress, anxiety, depression,relationship problems (individuals only), violence and abuse, and low self-esteem.
I value diversity, and enjoy counselling clients with all sorts of issues, among whom are senior citizens who I find are sometimes forgotten.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2006 with my MA and Post-MA Diploma in Counselling Psychology from Regent's College, London.In 2011 I completed the Certificate in Counselling Supervision with Distinction from Edinburgh University.
During my five-year training I had a counselling placement for 2 years in a GP surgery,counselling clients for a wide range of issues, and a placement in a sexual health organisation, counselling clients referred mainly for issues arising from past abuse,and in a number of voluntary organisations .I have also done extensive work for Employee Assistance Programmes.
I have been in Private Practice since qualifying .
I enjoy doing Continuous Professional Development, which I find both helps me to work more effectively and to keep up with current practice.
During my training I underwent 86 hours of personal therapy, which allowed me to see counselling from the client's point of view and experience the benefits of counselling, and hopefully helped to address my own issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues affecting senior citizens.
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£35-£40. I will reduce the fee in certain cases (for example, students or not in full-time employment).
I am privileged to live in an area of great natural beauty, and appreciate the benefits which nature can have in healing and renewal.
I value diversity of all kinds, as this is what makes us human.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays by appointment
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer Counselling and Clinical Supervision to Counsellors, Counselling Psychologists and others in the helping professions who find supervision valuable.I qualified in 2011 with Distinction in the Certificate in Counselling Supervision from the University of Edinburgh.Sessions are charged at £35 per session.View supervision profile