Wanda Baker

Wanda Baker

3 Kingfisher Close

01189 714674

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About me

I am a BACP accredited Counsellor/therapist working as a therapist for 23 years. Over the years I have gained a wealth of experience in different counselling settings including private practice, medical, youth and community work.

I am a genuine and warm person with an empathic, non-judgemental approach to my clients. My humorous down to earth nature is creative, solid and challenging when appropriate. I care very much about people's personal growth.

I work with people with all sorts of problems and from all walks of life. Issues people present include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Stress
  • Unresolved trauma from childhood
  • Relationship problem
  • I am very experienced in dealing with Trauma. and PTSD

My Approach

My approach is integrative, therefore I look at the patient/client and assess which is the best way to work with this individual.

I am committed to supporting others through times of pain and transition. I feel passionate about my work and believe each person is capable of achieving their full potential.

I am a very interactive therapist who believes in psycho-education i.e. I believe in giving the person as much information regarding their issue as possible.

I may or may not be the right person for you but please feel free to ring for an informal chat. Making that first call often takes courage if you prefer send me an email. If I am not the right person for you I will do my very best to direct you to where would best suit you.

What should I expect from my first session?

The first appointment is an assessment and therefore slightly longer than the normal one hour session. This provides an opportunity to discuss what your goals in coming to counselling and and your current concerns. A short history will be taken and some practical details exchanged.

It is very important that we feel we can work together and that my particular way of working is appropriate. You may need time to think this through. There will be no pressure to make a commitment at this point.

I believe Counselling / Therapy is a joint journey between Therapist and Client. This can be hard work but offers great benefits and leads to peace of mind.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in professional studies in education-counselling
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in working with survivors of abuse
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    Diploma in life coaching
  • Accredited counsellor for 'Survivors uk' www.survivorsuk.org

I am also experienced and qualified in working in-depth with males and females who have been sexually physically and emotionally abused as children. My work also includes working with males and females who have been sexually assaulted as adults.

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  • Waiting Room
  • Consulting Room


£55 per 60 min hour. I do not work to the 50 min hour

Maps & Directions

Reading, RG7 4UY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Older adults