Amanda Lusty BA (Hons) MBACP (Senior Accred) UKRCP and EMDR Therapist

Amanda Lusty BA (Hons) MBACP (Senior Accred) UKRCP and EMDR Therapist

Woosehill Medical Centre
Fernlea Drive
Woosehill
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG41 3DR

Wokingham Therapy Clinic
49 Denmark Street
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG40 2AY
RG40 2AY

07730 586749 / 07730 586749

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Woosehill Medical Centre
Fernlea Drive
Woosehill
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG41 3DR

Wokingham Therapy Clinic
49 Denmark Street
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG40 2AY
RG40 2AY

07730 586749 / 07730 586749

About me

There are times when life can feel like an uphill struggle.  My therapy room at Woosehill Medical Centre and the Wokingham Therapy Clinic (Town Centre location) offers individuals and couples the space to be heard in a non-judgemental, confidential and safe environment.  Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings offering you the choice to try out new ways of relating, to gain control of your life and move forward. 

Counselling can help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, increase your self esteem and confidence thus allowing you to live your life more fully.  I will aim to facilitate and encourage you to trust yourself, make your own choices and find your own answers.   

Counselling can be used solely for personal growth, or other reasons may include:

Abuse Addiction Anger Management Anxiety Bereavement Depression Divorce Lack of Motivation Panic Attacks Redundancy Relationship Difficulties Self Esteem Sexuality Stress Management Work Related Difficulties.

I am a Counselling Psychotherapist and founder partner of Serafina Counselling Partnership. I utilise various models of Humanistic and Solution Focussed therapy to offer my clients short or long term therapy. I have experience within an NHS Surgery and run a private practice at Woosehill Medical Centre, Wokingham and at The Wokingham Therapy Clinic, Wokingham town centre.

I graduated from Greenwich University with a BA (Hons) in Counselling and I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their ethical framework for good practice.

I also practice EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). EMDR is a therapy that stimulates the brain's natural healing processes to resolve trauma and difficulties, especially where there are presenting symptoms, such as flashbacks, nightmares, high levels of anxiety and hyper arousal. It was developed by Francine Shapiro and was primarily used for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but is now used worldwide to treat a wide range of distressing symptoms.  EMDR is well evidenced as a successful treatment, and is one of the few trauma treatments recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) For further information do contact me, or view EMDR UK & Ireland Association website.

Couples Therapy

I am trained and experienced in helping couples find a deeper understanding of each other and their relationship.  Problems within a relationship can often be driven by each individual's past experiences or family culture.  Therapy offers the space to explore how these issues may have an impact on the relationship today.

I should emphasise that as a Person-Centred therapist I aim to offer support to both parties and I consider that the client in this process is the relationship.  I would like to offer reassurance that I will not 'take sides' or try to influence one party more than the other, and I recognise that this is one fear that often stops couples seeking therapy.

One of the aims of couples therapy is to learn to listen to each other and to share thoughts and ideas in a safe setting.  This shared experience can be used as a powerful tool to strengthen the core of your relationship.  The art of communication is often lost in the stresses of a busy life or when major life experiences such as redundancy, financial issues, bereavement, the arrival of a new baby or a sense of disappointment that life is not taking the direction you planned impacts upon your relationship.

My approach to working with couples in a Person-Centred way invites both partners to express their needs and communicate authentically with each other.  I will work with you to find ways of communicating with each other to help resolve conflict and bring closeness and awareness to the relationship.

If however you have already resolved to part, couples therapy can also be used to negotiate and mediate a successful parenting relationship thereby creating a more secure and loving environment for your children.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Counselling, Greenwich University, London

Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

UKRCP Registered

FdA Counselling, Greenwich University, London

CPCAB Understanding Substance Misuse

Couples Counselling training

Solution Focussed Therapy

Enhanced CRB checked

EMDR Therapy, Royal College of Surgeons, London - Member of EMDR UK & Ireland
Membership Number L0195

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

£50 for individual counselling (50 minutes) - if self funded

£60 for couples counselling (50 minutes) - if self funded

£60 for EMDR Therapy (60 minutes) - if self funded

Many clients have healthcare insurance policies that cover my fees if you have been referred by a General Practitioner or Psychiatrist.

Healthcare provider for: Simplyhealth
                                       Aviva
                                       Benenden
                                       Allianz
                                       WPA
                                       Cigna

I offer a discounted fee for students currently studying a counselling course.


HOME VISITS considered dependent on reason, location and availability.
Individuals £75 and couples £80 for a 60 minute session.

Free parking at Woosehill Medical Centre.

Wokingham Therapy Clinic - pay and display parking opposite on Denmark Street which is free from 6pm.

Further information

About Counselling

'Life, at its best, is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed.' (Rogers, 1961) 

What benefits can I expect?

Counselling can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, increasing your self esteem and confidence thus allowing you to live life more fully.

As a person-centred counsellor I aim to facilitate you to trust yourself, make your own choices and find your own answers;

'When a person comes to me, troubled by his unique combination of difficulties, I have found it most worth while to try to create a relationship with him in which he is safe and free.  It is my purpose to understand the way he feels in his own inner world, to accept him as he is, to create an atmosphere of freedom in which he can move in his thinking and feeling and being, in any direction he desires.'  (Rogers, 1961)

Maps & Directions

Wokingham, RG41 3DR
Berkshire, RG40 2AY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Woosehill Medical Centre - Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Wokingham Therapy Clinic - Tuesday day & evening

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
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