Linda Temple-Harris

About

I gained my first degree in Psychology with the Open University, after which I trained as a counsellor with the National Marriage Guidance Council (now called Relate).  Having qualified as a Clinical Psychologist and gained a Masters Degree I worked in the NHS before going into private practice in 1993.  I have also completed masterclasses in Expert Witness work, am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Family Mediator, and have trained in and work with varied methods of psychological therapy.

Psychological assessment has always been fundamental to my work, whether as a basis for therapeutic work or for medico-legal assessment purposes.  I have for many years worked as a Consultant Assessor for AXA-PPP and have conducted training courses in psychological assessment.

My approach to therapy is client-centred and my intention is always to work in the best and most appropriate way for each unique individual.  I draw on a range of techniques including:  long and short-term psychological therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, hypnotherapy, brief solution-focused therapy, systemic family therapy, problem solving and lifestyle enhancing techniques.  I also work holistically, and refer to other relevant experts when appropriate.

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Professional Memberships

I am registered with the following professional bodies and registers:

  • British Psychological Society  (Associate Fellow)
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • UK Register of Expert Witnesses
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • British Holistic Medical Association
  • NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners
  • General Hypnotherapy Register
  • Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists

Particular Areas of Interest

Although I work with a broad range of people, from adolescence to old age, who are experiencing a wide variety of problems, my areas of special interest are in:

  • Expert Witness (medico-legal) assessments and Court reports, for personal injury, employment tribunal and criminal cases
  • Helping people to Stop Smoking and to Lose Weight
  • Understanding, coping with and relieving all sorts of Anxiety, Depression and Stress symptoms
  • Relationship Counselling for a wide range of difficulties, in any kind of relationship
  • Helping pregnant women to prepare for childbirth