Child and Family Counsellor
Linda is a co founder of futureminds and is expereinced in working with both children, adolescents, adults and families using the tools of counselling and psychotherapy to help people overcome a wide range of emotional difficulties. Linda has recently completed a 2 year course on sensori motor therapy and uses these skills in working with adults and children to good effect. Linda is also trained to level 1 in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Linda originally trained as a Relate Counsellor and then trained as a family counsellor. Linda has worked with adults who were experiencing relationship difficulties, this included bereavement, family breakdown, poor communication, newly structured families, depression, sexual counselling and domestic violence. Linda has also worked with a range of childhood mental health issues including school phobias, self harming, anxiety, low self esteem, eating disorders, anger management bullying and child protection issues. Linda has recently trained to level 2 in Sensori Motor Psychotherapy.
Linda has worked in a GP's practice and as part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) which is a multi disciplinary team where team members can exchange ideas and work together to help children and their families. Collectively the team has a high level of success in helping those children with attention and concentration difficulties or communication problems such as ASD develop more control and ability to lead a normal life without the need for medication. Linda uses relaxation techniques to help people overcome their levels of concentration and control.
Linda has been instrumental in facilitating emotional well being groups within Nottinghamshire, lead clinician within a therapeutic service for children who have been sexually abused or who have sexualised behavours wihtin Nottinghamshire and developng a counselling service for parents struggling with their chld's behavour.
Linda has lived and worked in the Midlands for most of her life and has 3 grown up children who live independently.
Specialises in :
- Counselling of young people and whole families, individuals and groups.
- Working in schools with students and their teachers.
- Work with children and young people between the ages of 5 and 16 using varying skills to fit varying problems. These have included play therapy, solution focused, human givens and systemic family practice.
- Work with adults who have experienced domestic violence.
- Couple counselling.
- Psycho-sexual counselling.
Linda is a member of :
- Registered Member MBACP (117904)
- United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practitioners