An experienced counsellor who has worked in private practice for many years. I offer both long term and short term counselling. I am registered with BUPA as well as several EAP providers.
What is counselling?
Counselling is an opportunity to talk to someone in confidence about the difficulties you are facing now. It is a regular time and space set aside each week where you will be heard and not judged. Counselling can benefit almost any one: whether you are feeling depressed or low and don’t really understanding why or whether you know why you feel the way you do. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, have relationship issues, low self esteem, or feel stuck and can't move on with your life. By working together with your counsellor it may be possible to really understand these feelings, perhaps for the first time. This insight may in turn lead to change.
What to expect from your sessions?
Sessions will last for 50 minutes and will be held in the same place and at the same time each week. There is no formula for what you should talk about in your sessions, no right or wrong thing to say. The most important thing in the session is you. You will have feelings about this and we can explore these further in the sessions.
The first meeting:
This is an opportunity to talk about what has brought you to counselling now, the difficulties and problems you are facing in your life; in a safe, non judgemental and confidential space. We will think together about how long you might come for counselling. It might be that a set number of sessions to work on a specific problem or to deal with a significant change in your life would be beneficial for you. Or we may decide to work in a more long- term open-ended way in order to work with more deep seated problems. It may be that we decide counselling would not be most beneficial for you at this time and if this is the case I will try to find an appropriate onward referral for you.
If you feel you would like to contact me then please leave a message on my phone,
07738 30 50 04 and I will return your call discreetly and usually within 24 hours. If you prefer you can e mail me at email@example.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
PostGraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
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
My fees are £50 per session.
The cost for the initial meeting is also £50.
I am able to offer reduced fees to clients on low incomes.
I am currently not taking on any new clients.
The Consulting Room is based in Arlington Business Park in Theale- around 7 minutes from Reading city centre- just off J12 on M4. There is ample free parking as well as excellent public transport services via bus and rail.
I am an accredited member of the BACP this stands for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such I abide by their code of ethics.
For more information about this please visit www.bacp.co.uk