Life can get too much sometimes. You feel alone and overwhelmed: stuck in the same problems every day. When that happens, you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence. You need a safe, confidential space to process these emotions, feel supported, and find a way through.
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a bereavement, or some other issue, Gestalt therapy helps you engage with your difficulties and, over time aim to help you develop self-awareness, feel more connected to yourself and others in the present moment.
My name is Linda, and I am an experienced Gestalt therapist working in Ilford, the wider East London area, and online Perhaps I can help?
If you would like to arrange your first session of Gestalt therapy or just discuss how I can help please get in touch using the contact form. I offer a free no-obligation 15 minute ‘meet and greet’ call over Zoom.
As a counsellor and Gestalt therapist, my focus is on helping people heal, develop resilience and grow, through learning to increase their self-awareness in the here and now, observing how they behave in certain situations. Working in this way allows you to notice automatic embedded old patterns of being and doing which may no longer be helpful.
Want to know a bit more about how Gestalt therapy works? If so, take a look at my What is Gestalt Therapy page.
Gestalt therapy is a powerful tool which can help people with many issues; but it’s not right for everyone and every issue.
I am always happy to discuss areas you may want to work on with new people to see if I can help. Not every therapist is right for everyone, and I only work with people I think I can help.
So, if you’re not sure, please get in touch.
Some of the areas I often work with as a Gestalt therapist include but are not limited to:
Anxiety and stress
Issues arising from:
Coping with illness
Before you start your counselling journey with me, using Gestalt therapy, we will meet for a free no-obligation, 15-minute chat over Zoom to see if we are comfortable with each other and in addition that my skills are a good match for your needs.
In our initial chat we will look at what brought you to therapy in the first place, what you want to get out of the process, and answer any questions you might have. The development of a strong working alliance and the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client is crucial, so it is important our interpersonal dynamic in the first meeting ‘feels right‘ for both of us, before you start using the Gestalt therapy journey. It can sometimes be a bumpy ride, so you need to feel that you are in safe hands with me.
To make therapy feel safe and containing for you, we will discuss counselling boundaries , confidentiality, your desired outcomes, and any concerns that you might have. There will also be history taking, a discussion and co- agreement on the process, tasks, and goals of therapy.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £80. Counselling and Gestalt therapy can be short term, long term or open ended, subject to review at regular intervals – every six weeks, for example. A limited number of concessionary rates are available for low-income clients or students. Please get in touch via the contact form to find out more.
Hi, I’m Linda and I look forward to working with you. My original background is in healthcare in the NHS and I decided to become a Gestalt therapist because of my passion for understanding the person as a whole, learning about their life story and situation as opposed to focusing on a one small area or issue.
Growing up as a deafened child in a hearing family, I attune well to others, being sensitive to facial and body gestures as a natural part of my lip-reading skills, and this has been valuable in developing a holistic and mutual understanding of you in your situation in the therapeutic space. My career as an NHS podiatrist has given me experience of helping people struggling with illness and its effects on their lives.
For more information on how I became a Gestalt therapist working in Ilford, East London and online, please visit my About Linda page.
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Information about you
1.1 I collect personal information from you when you enquire about our counselling services through the web form on https://lindazackcounselling.co.uk in order to set up an initial appointment. This information includes your full name and contact details.
This along with other personal information collected at your assessment and subsequent counselling sessions will be stored for an appropriate period of time and securely on passcode protected electronic devices, physically kept secure, when not in use.
1.2 When you enquire about workshops, newsletters, E-mail updates, E-Books, introductory sessions or counselling sessions with Linda Zack Counsellor and Gestalt Therapist, I ask for contact details and relevant personal information from you that is needed to answer your enquiries and to keep you informed about upcoming events that may be of interest to you. This data is stored securely for as long as you agree to be kept informed by Linda Zack Counsellor and Gestalt Therapist for such activities.
1.3 It is important that the personal data I hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep me informed if your personal data changes.
2. Visitors to my website and social media platforms
2.1 When someone visits my website, I use a third-party service, like Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. I do not make, and do not knowingly allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
2.2 I use Google Analytics so that I can continually improve my service to you – read the Google Analytics privacy notice.
2.3 When you fill in a form on our website, that data will be temporarily stored on the web host server before being sent to me.
2.4 The website may include links to third- party websites, plug-ins, and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. I do not control these third- party websites and I am not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave my website, I encourage you to read the Privacy Notice of every website you visit.
Use of this information
3.1 Your personal information will be used only to provide you with my services and to give you information relating to said services. I will not share your personal details with any other person or organisation without your knowledge and permission, unless there is a legal requirement, if there is a child or adult safeguarding issue, or a perceived risk of harm. A breach of confidentiality is when a person shares information with another in circumstances where it is reasonable to expect that the information will be kept confidential.
4.1 I will take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give me.
4.2 Communications in connection with this service may be sent by e-mail. For ease of use and compatibility, communications will not be sent in an encrypted form unless you make it clear that you require it and give me permission to communicate with you in that way. E-mail, unless encrypted, is not a fully secure means of communication. Whilst I endeavour to keep my systems and communications protected against viruses and other harmful effect, I cannot bear responsibility for all communications being virus-free.
4.3 If there is significant personal data breach, I will usually notify you and any applicable regulator of the breach where I am legally required to do so.
5. Your rights over your personal data
5.1 If you would like to see the information, I hold about you, or would like to ask to correct, update or delete any records, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any concerns about my use of your data, please contact Linda Zack Counsellor and Gestalt therapist directly (info @lindazackcounselling.co.uk) and I will do our utmost to resolve any concerns you have, but if these are not resolved to your satisfaction, you may choose to contact the ICO directly.
How to complain
If you have any concerns about my use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to me at email@example.com.
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how I have used your data.
The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk