Ms Linda Gorman
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS15-02263
I have worked in people jobs all my life including in catering, education, cleaning, support work, tutoring in adult education and youth work and I relate well to people from different backgrounds and situations. I chose to train to become a counsellor, completing initial training twenty years ago and pursuing this further when family commitments allowed.
My original degree was in Social Sciences, gained at Glasgow University, I have a post-graduate certificate in Youth work from Edinburgh, and a teaching adults qualification from Swindon College.
I am a warm, compassionate, patient, empathic person with a sense of humour. I believe life experience has contributed to my becoming an understanding and tolerant person.
- Qualifications & ExperienceQualifications and professional membership
I trained in Humanistic counselling, gaining a 2:1 from Chichester University. Importantly for you, I'm an accredited member of NCS (National Counselling Society) and a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I work to the ethical guidelines of both and have full insurance cover. Additionally, I have a diploma in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), which offers techniques helpful in dealing with phobias for example.
I work within the ethical guidelines of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the NCS (National Counselling Association. One example of what this means, is that I cannot be a friend on social media with people who I see for counselling sessions.
Counselling training often (not always) requires those being trained, to attend counselling sessions - so that we learn about ourselves and know what it's like to be in your shoes. My training did, and I've very much appreciated gaining a greater understanding of myself and know that this enables me to be a better counsellor/therapist.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken