IRENE STONE BA (Hons), MBACP (accred.), HPD, DipCHyp, NLP Prac, CNHC reg
Hello, my name is Irene Stone
I am a fully qualified 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. Besides working in my private practice in Lightwater, I am also a core member of the Brunel University London Counselling service, working with students and staff on a one-to-one basis as well as offering stress management workshops.
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 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.
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 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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer groups for Stress Management together with a co-facilitator.
The course offers tools that are taken from NLP and has cognitive hypnotic elements supporting the implementation of these life skills.
It has run at the Brunel University London since 2016 supporting students during their exams or completing their dissertation.
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Initial free phone consultation (20 minutes)
During our phone consultation we can discuss what brings you to counselling and how we might work together moving forward. This is offered without further obligation.
After the free initial phone conversation sessions are charged as follows:
Individual Counselling £ 55.00 / 50min.
Individual Supervision £ 60.00 / 60min.
Counsellors in training £ 40.00
Believing that counselling be affordable to all I offer a limited number of low-cost daytime appointments at a reduced rate of £40 - please ask when enquiring.
Counselling students are welcome and I offer a reduced rate of £40
Private parking available
Within close reach of the M3, A322
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||German, Swiss-German|
Monday to Friday > 9am till 8pm Saturdays between > 9am and 12pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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