Amanda Cust PGDip (Psych)

Amanda Cust PGDip (Psych)

92 Surley Row
Emmer Green
Reading
RG4 8QD

The Rosedale Clinic
48 Redlands Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5HR

07847 623 467

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92 Surley Row
Emmer Green
Reading
RG4 8QD

The Rosedale Clinic
48 Redlands Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5HR

07847 623 467

About me

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

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.

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.

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.

I have experience working with a wide range of problems including depression and anxiety, bereavement, family and relationship difficulties, abuse, anger, low self-esteem, stress, 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 GP surgeries.

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 who may be in the carer's role. I have conducted a research dissertation into the growth which may arise from loss.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Standard rate £60 at Anchor Counselling, and £45 at Emmer Green, Reading.
Some reduced fee places are available.

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

Day and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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