Annette Ruiz Lark, MA, PGDip, MBACP
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I provide a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which to help with a range of difficulties that can arise in life. You may want help with: stress, relationship issues (whether it be with a partner, family or in the workplace), depression, anxiety, anger, abuse, bereavement, loss, low self esteem or confidence, a life transition or perhaps you have a general feeling of unhappiness.
Often current difficulties are connected with experiences in the past. By really listening to you without rushing in to give you advice we can explore these connections, conscious and unconscious thoughts
and the ways in which you cope. I can help you make sense of what is happening, at your own pace, in a way that is meaningful to you. This insight can offer new ways of thinking about things, help you feel differently about yourself and lead to lasting change.
What to do next?
Please call or email to arrange an initial consultation. I also offer a free informal telephone discussion to talk to you about your situation and we can look at what is right for you.
Telephone: 07502 577397 (this is an answerphone so please leave a message telling me when it will be convenient for me to call you back).
My consulting room is located between Twyford and Sonning in a quiet residential area with plenty of private free parking outside. It is within easy reach of Reading, Wokingham, Henley, Maidenhead and surrounding areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
A Masters Degree in Counselling - University of Reading.
An accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Psychodynamic) - University of Reading.
A pre- clinical training in counselling (Psychodynamic) - University of Reading.
I am committed to on-going Continued Professional Development courses (CPD).
I have been counselling adults from a wide range of backgrounds and ages for a number of years.
I have worked with individuals in both the NHS (within a large GP Practice) and in private practice where I offer one to one short-term or open ended counselling.
My experience encompasses a wide range of difficulties, as listed, as well as other issues.
I have also worked for a charity helping clients with addiction related problems.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
The initial consultation costs £45, please allow up to one and a half hours. Thereafter I charge £40 per session (lasting for 50 minutes).
If you are not earning and are unable to pay the full fee please call and enquire about the possibility of a reduced fee.
If you have a question I have not answered or a problem not featured in my profile page please contact me by phone or via the email button.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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