IRENE STONE BA (Hons) > Counselling for Change & Wellbeing
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My name is Irene and I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor (BA Hons) and nlp coach with over 15 years of experience helping people break through limiting thought patterns and behaviours that keep them dissatisfied with their lives.
Sometimes we find ourselves in stressful situations, at work or at home, that feel too difficult to handle alone. I focus on increasing awareness and understanding of patterns that are keeping you feeling stuck and offer the opportunity to address these problems in a direct, effective, and supportive manner. The goal is to bring forth your best self in order to create a more genuine and passionate life.
I work with a wide range of individuals at my private practice in Lightwater, including those who experience anxiety, depression and struggle with tolerating and managing difficult emotions to those who are in need of direction in their lives at home or at work.
Besides working in my private practice in Lightwater, I am also a core member of the Brunel University London Wellbeing Service where I work with students and staff in one-to-one sessions. And I also deliver stress management workshops and managing your inner critic workshops to students and staff.
I would be very happy to start our work together with a free phone consultation where you can let me know your reasons for calling, your expectations of working with me and ask any questions you might have about how I work.
I hold a current and enhanced DBS check UK wide.
Over years of working as a counsellor I have gained wide experience in offering confidential support to clients from a variety of backgrounds presenting a range of issues such as
• anxiety and stress
• low confidence and self-esteem
• work and career
• relationships difficulties
• domestic violence (physical, mental, emotional)
• compulsive behaviours
• life changes
• personal development
...and much more
Training, qualifications & experience
• BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute, Middlesex University
• Certificate in Supervision
• Certificate in NLP
• Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy
• Certificate in Trauma Work
• Domestic Violence Training
• Masterclass on Working at Relational Depth in Counselling Psychotherapy
• Certificate in Couples Counselling
• Use of Humour in the Counselling Relationship
• Eating Disorders
• Relational Depth
• Shame and Actualisation
• Fragile, dissociated and Psychotic Process
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer groups for stress management (i.e. exam stress), self-esteem, personal strengths and much more. Please send me an e-mail if you would like to participate.
Free initial phone consultation
I offer a free initial phone consultation of up to 20 minutes. This is offered without any further obligation but can be useful to explore what brings you to counselling and discuss how we might work together.
Appointments, which last for 50 minutes, are charged as follows:
Individuals £ 55 per session
Counsellors in training £ 45
Individuals £ 60 per hour
Concessions for counsellors in training.
Concessions offered for
Private parking available
Within close reach of the M3, A322