Wendy Walker MBACP (Registered)
I am an experienced therapist and trust that if you have got as far as reading my profile then the process of developing a therapeutic relationship may have already begun. I have a strong belief that 'connection' and intuition play a vital role in finding the right therapist for you. I believe therapy and emotional wellbeing to be an intrinsic aspect of overall health that is often neglected and overlooked and therapy is perceived as being expensive and indulgent. Sadly this viewpoint is limiting, after therapy my clients have stated : "I feel so much more aware of why I behave in certain ways"; "I can't quite say how I've changed, but things are a million times better in my relationship"; "without the opportunity to talk this through I don't think I could have gone on"; "I feel amazing, like I have had an emotional workout"; "I feel supported from the inside knowing I'm coming here". Therapy is healthy.
I provide down to earth therapy whilst maintaining professional boundaries. I have over 15 years of qualified experience of working with individuals and young people who for many various reasons have accessed therapy. I work in a person centre way, meaning I can work with almost any topic the client decides to work on, even if they are not sure what that is, sometimes new feelings arise and the work can change direction, this is one advantage of the person centered approach. Some examples of work include working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, confusion, deep sadness, relationship issues, parenting, domestic abuse (I am a qualified facilitator of the Freedom Programme) and loss and grief. I also have extensive experiencing of working with families who have had intervention from Local Authority Children's Service.
I am also a qualified Parenting Practitioner and have helped many families overcome challenging times, particularly during adolescence. I am a Schools Counsellor, a Therapeutic Foster Carer, Child and Young Persons Advocate and a Reiki Master.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Existential and Person Centred Counselling/Psychotherapy 2003.
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling 2000.
Professional development training in:
Addiction and Phobias
Children's play therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£40 per session. Initial session half the price.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evenings
Types of client