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The counsellors David and Linda Savage
David and Linda are both fully qualified counsellors
and have over 10,000 supervised counselling hours between them since
embarking on a counselling career in 2001. They are also grade II
Grace and Faith Counselling
and Training Ministries is a private practice, that forms part of their home,
in Woodford Green.
Both David and Linda are registered, accredited counsellors of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC).
David has been lead lecturer at Epping Forest College from 2010 delivering CPCAB's Level 2 Counselling Skills, Level 3 Counselling Studies and Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
From 2006 to 2014 David
and Linda had delivered Barnabas Counselling Training (BCT),
the UK's leading Christian counselling training provider, courses for Level 2
Counselling Skills and Level 3 Counselling Studies, which are accredited by
CPCAB and recognised by ACC, in
South Woodford, London.
David and Linda have worked with a wide range of ethnic and
Christian backgrounds and in particular, the African and Afro-Caribbean
community. David has built up valuable experience working with men and offers
his counselling service to the Welcome Centre in Ilford (centre for
street homeless) and Linda has a great deal of experience working with women,
children and adolescence. Together they have many years experience working
Over the years, they have offered
their counselling service to Pilgrims Hall Counselling Service in Brentwood, Pathway
Counselling in Romford, YMCA in Walthamstow, Branches Homeless Centre in
Walthamstow and People at Work. Linda has worked with various schools. They now
focus exclusively on their own private practice in Woodford Green.
David also worked for Outward Housing at a project in Chingford,
London E4 as a support worker with service users with severe ASD (Autism
Spectrum Disorder) for 2 years.
David and Linda
are both committed, born again, Christians and have been for over 25
and 35 years respectively. They have experience of being part of several
churches over the years and for the past four years have been members
of St Paul's CofE church in Woodford Bridge where they take an active
involvement and had served on the PCC from 2011 to 2014.
David and Linda have experience
of marriage spanning 40 years and share six grown up children, five sons
and a daughter, and thirteen grandchildren (and counting!) and have lived
happily in Woodford Green for the past 15 years.