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My name is Irène and I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor (BA Hons) and nlp coach with over 18 years of experience helping people break through limiting thought patterns and behaviours that keep them dissatisfied with their lives.
Mental Health is one of the most important aspects of living a happy and successful life. And like physical health our mental health is often affected by what goes one in our lives. Anxiety, stress, depression or live events like divorce or loss can put a huge strain on our ability to look after ourselves.
At Counselling for Change and Wellbeing I discuss your issue in dept to find the underlying issue and help you to gain a greater understanding of what might have caused the problem in the first place. This insight will help us to look for new ways of managing your issue in new and more up to date ways. We will work together at a pace that suits you to support an affirmative and effective process for positive change to be lasting.
Besides working in my private practice in Lightwater, I am also a counsellor and supervisor at the Brunel University London where I work with students and staff managing their mental health and wellbeing. I deliver several workshops to both, students and staff, focussing on stress and negative internal dialogue.
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.
There is never a bad time to invest in ourselves for life changing returns.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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.
£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
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.
Monday to Friday > 9am till 8pm
Private parking available
Within close reach of the M3, A322