A wee bit about me, Linda Hardy
I offer an in-person Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy service, adjacent to Glasgow Central Station, from a comfortable and welcoming space. I also offer therapy on-line.
Born and brought up near Stirling, I went ‘down south’ in my early 20s, settling in Brighton, and then London and Berkshire. I returned to Scotland in 2017, and am now settled in Ayrshire with my husband David.
For many years, I provided a range of community and outreach services to local authorities within a diverse population in London. The support I provided ranged from helping people through drug and alcohol recovery, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and acute and chronic mental health issues. I worked with street homeless clients to support them through whatever difficulties they were facing, and to help them find a path towards a more secure lifestyle.
Being employed within a multi-cultural environment has enriched my life immensely. Working in partnership with other agencies, such as housing and statutory services, and good in-house training was also a major feature of my work.
I decided to formally train as a therapist, and in 2011 I graduated with a Masters in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of London. Since then, I have worked in a range of settings, including working for 4 years as a senior bereavement counsellor, and 2 years as a therapist within a drug and alcohol recovery service.
Since setting up my Glasgow Counselling - Therapy practice in 2018, I have continued to develop professionally in a range of areas; including an intensive 4-day course in Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) at the University of Strathclyde in September 2021.
I have a BA (Hons) in Politics with Development Studies from the University of Sussex (graduating in 1997). I continue to have a keen interest in politics and international relations.
I enjoy photography, cycling, walking, cooking; and most important of all, coffee and cake.