Amanda Cust

Amanda Cust

Emmer Green
Reading
RG4 8QD

The Rosedale Clinic
48 Redlands Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5HR

07847623467

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Emmer Green
Reading
RG4 8QD

The Rosedale Clinic
48 Redlands Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5HR

07847623467

About me

Are you considering counselling? A regular time each week, set aside and dedicated to exploration of your world, with the support of an empathic, non-judgemental and positive counsellor.

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

I offer both short and long-term counselling. During the initial consultation we can explore your goals and the issues on which you want to focus, and 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 kept central.

Seeking counselling may not be easy, but exploring the 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.

Experience

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

I have experience working with a wide range of problems including depression and anxiety, family and relationship difficulties, abuse, anger, low self-esteem, stress, sexuality, self-harm and work-related matters. My experience as a former nurse equips me with a deep understanding of the impact of illness and disability, as well as informing my work with people nearing the end of their lives, family carers, and those experiencing grief and mourning.

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 have worked as a Young People's Counsellor in GP surgeries.

I was a Registered Nurse for many years, working in palliative, neurological and domiciliary care. This has allowed me the privilege of accompanying many people though profoundly difficult experiences. I conducted a research dissertation into the growth which may arise from loss.

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Grief and mourning, including that arising from traumatic or complicated bereavement, and the long-term ongoing effects of loss.

Fees

Standard rate £45 at Emmer Green (RG4) and £60 at Anchor Counselling (RG1).

Some reduced fee places are available at both locations.

Further information

Level access to counselling room at Emmer Green.

Maps & Directions

Reading, RG4 8QD
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

Appointments available Monday-Wednesday, Friday. Daytime and evening sessions.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults