Ms Linda Gorman

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS15-02263

Location: Ryde

Mates in Mind

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 & Experience
    Qualifications 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
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
  • Languages Spoken
    • French
    • English
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