Ms Linda Gorman

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS15-02263

Location: Ryde

Key Worker CounsellingMates in Mind

I have worked in people jobs all my life including in catering, education, support work, tutoring in adult education and youth work and relate well to people from different backgrounds and circumstances. 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 degree 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. Further short courses training includes Working with Couples, Online work, work with Adult survivors of childhood abuse, Bereavement, Suicide, Safeguarding, Creative therapy, and more.

    I work within the ethical guidelines of NCS and BACP. One example of what this means, is that being a counsellor / therapist is different from being a friend.

    Counselling training often (not always) requires students, to attend counselling sessions for themselves. My training did, and I have appreciated learning about 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
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Hypno-band (weight loss)
    • Job interviews
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias: dentists
    • Phobias: flying
    • Phobias: heights
    • Phobias: spiders
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relaxation
    • Self esteem
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Shyness
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / m.e.
    • Ibs
    • Ptsd
    • Sleep
    • Children / teenagers
    • Immune system support
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Tinnitus
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
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