Amanda Cust

Amanda Cust

The Rosedale Clinic
48 Redlands Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5HR

07847 623 467

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The Rosedale Clinic
48 Redlands Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5HR

07847 623 467

About me

Seeking counselling can be a daunting experience, but exploring aspects of ourselves which lie under the surface of everyday life - why we think, feel and behave as we do, what has shaped us and what we need to feel content, fulfilled or motivated, what our choices may mean and what our resources are - can abundantly reward the effort.

My approach is balanced and flexible, with a constructive and realistic understanding of life's difficulties. Whether the focus be current problems or a trauma, lack or wound from the past, my collaborative style can enable you to deepen your understanding and acceptance of yourself and to access your own resources to facilitate growth and change.

I offer both short and long-term counselling. During the initial assessment we can explore your goals and if you decide to go ahead we can focus on specific current issues, or alternatively we can consider your life experiences and how they relate to the present. Regular joint reviews of how the work is going can ensure your priorities are central.

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with experience in the voluntary sector, schools and a GP surgery.

I have experience working with a wide range of problems including depression and anxiety, bereavement, relationship difficulties, abuse, anger, low self-esteem, stress and overload, sexuality, self-harm, health- and work-related matters.

Training, qualifications & experience

Four year training leading to a Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. Prior to this I completed a Certificate Course in Psychodynamic Theory and Counselling Skills.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework.

I currently work as a Young People's Counsellor in a GP surgery, and with adults as a volunteer counsellor in a local agency.

I was a Registered Nurse for many years, working in palliative and domiciliary care. This has allowed me the privilege of accompanying many people though profoundly difficult experiences. I have a particular interest in health related matters, disability and the challenges it presents for the person concerned and those close to them. I have conducted a research dissertation into the growth which may arise from loss.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Standard rate £60.
Some low-cost sessions are available.

Maps & Directions

Reading, RG1 5HR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Fridays, 8am to 5pm.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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