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About me

Face-to-face, video and phone sessions available - if you are under stress of any kind associated with Covid19, please contact me to discuss how therapy could help you.

Would you benefit from having someone to talk to?  If you're feeling anxious, depressed, sad or fearful, not sure how to navigate difficult times, counselling can help you.

It's not easy to take the first step, but you can text, call or email me, whichever's easiest for you.  If you'd like to, we could arrange a phone call so that you can tell me about what brings you to counselling now, ask any questions about how counselling works, and get an idea as to whether you'd be comfortable meeting me for an initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Four year training leading to a Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.  Prior to this I completed a Certificate Course in Psychodynamic Theory and Counselling Skills at Reading University.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework.

I have worked as a Young People's Counsellor in GP surgeries with ARC Counselling Service, Wokingham.  Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked for many years as a nurse.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have personal and professional experience of the impact on families and friends when a loved one needs physical care either in their own home or in a care or residential setting - an often unfamiliar territory which can evoke very difficult feelings.

Following discussion, it may be possible to provide counselling in your own home or care setting, so long as appropriate privacy can be arranged.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Standard rate £50 at Emmer Green (RG4) and £60 at Anchor Counselling (RG1).

Some reduced fee places are available at both locations, please enquire.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday morning/afternoon/evening, Tuesday morning/afternoon, Wednesday morning/afternoon/evening, Friday morning/afternoon.

Further information

All of us will experience change and loss in our lives - through relationships ending, changing jobs, moving house, as well as bereavement, redundancy, ill-health or financial difficulties.  I can offer you support and understanding as you explore the new world you find yourself in, and help you give yourself the time and space you need to gather your strength and get ready to move forward.

Feeling anxious or depressed are often signs of things not being right somewhere in your life - in weekly counselling sessions you can explore what lies behind your current feelings, look at what changes you can make and the resources you have or need for this.

Emmer Green
Reading
RG4

The Rosedale Clinic
48 Redlands Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5HR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Level access counselling room at Emmer Green, Reading RG4

Amanda Cust Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Amanda Cust Psychotherapist and Counsellor