Deborah Auer, PG Dip Psychotherapy & Counselling, BA Psych, MBPsS, MBACP(Accred)

Deborah Auer, PG Dip Psychotherapy & Counselling, BA Psych, MBPsS, MBACP(Accred)

Mind Garden Therapy
56 London Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 4SQ

DNA Counselling Psychology Practice
Kingfisher Court Business Centre
1 Kingfisher Court, Hambridge Road
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5SJ

07443 431884

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Mind Garden Therapy
56 London Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 4SQ

DNA Counselling Psychology Practice
Kingfisher Court Business Centre
1 Kingfisher Court, Hambridge Road
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5SJ

07443 431884

About me

I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist. I work with adults and young people from my private practice based in Newbury and Reading. I am registered and abide by the BPS, BACP and UKCP code of ethics.

What happens in therapy?

Together we explore what past and present experiences influence the way you are and why. By focusing on the therapeutic relationship we can gain some understanding of how you relate to family, friends and work colleagues. Gaining this understanding helps you decide if you want to make changes in your life and if so how therapy can help you to do that. For me therapy is a confidential space unlike any other in your life where you can explore what you feel you need to without fear of judgement.

Through a discussion at the first appointment we decide whether short or long-term therapy would best suit to your needs.

Approach:

My therapeutic approach is integrative with a strong influence from psychodynamic and relational therapy also incorporating CBT and existential therapy. This means I work with what each client brings in a unique and individual way. Being curious about human behavior has resulted in my career in psychology.

I have a special interest in:

  • Depression, stress and anxiety
  • Body image issues
  • Relationship therapy
  • PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and trauma work
  • Eating disorders

Due to my interest in the body I have chosen as the focus for my doctoral research "The experience of female patients seeking elective rhinoplasty surgery: A Narrative Inquiry”.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute: (www.metanoia.ac.uk)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute: (www.metanoia.ac.uk)
  • Final year of a 5 year Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy accredited by Middlesex University: (www.mdx.ac.uk).
  • BA (Hons) degree in Psychology from the University of South Africa
  • Certificate of Competency in using Psychological Tests: Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service.
  • Certificate of Completion of the Fundamentals of EGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) Model Practice

Experience:

Over the past five years I have worked in a number of different clinical settings with people from all walks of life. Recently I worked as an Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) for a large organization doing short-term counseling with staff from various companies. My past experience includes working with individuals who present with a range of mental health issues in the NHS, Counselling Services in Ealing and Wokingham and for a number of years as a Student Counsellor for City of Oxford College.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£60.00 per 50 minute session in Reading and £55.00 per 50 minute session in Newbury


Registered with the following insurance provider: WPA

Further information

I am member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk), British Psychological Society (www.bps.org.uk) and UK Council for Psychotherapy (www.ukcp.org.uk)

Maps & Directions

Reading, RG1 4SQ
Newbury, RG14 5SJ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Newbury: Mondays and Wednesday Reading: Tuesdays

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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