Annette Lark, MA, PGDip, MBACP
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I provide a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which to help with a range of difficulties that can arise in life, you may want help with:
- stress or anxiety
- depression or a general feeling of unhappiness
- relationships (partner, family or workplace)
- a crisis or life transition
- loss or bereavement
- eating disorders
- bullying or abuse
- feelings of anger
- low self worth or confidence
- addictions or related issues.
It may be a recent problem that brings you to counselling or perhaps earlier life events. Often current difficulties are connected with experiences in the past. By really listening to you without rushing in to give you advice we can explore these connections and the conscious and less conscious aspects of your thoughts, feelings and emotions. I can help you make sense of what is happening, at your own pace, in a way that is meaningful to you. This greater insight can offer new ways of thinking about things, help you feel differently about yourself and can lead to lasting change in the way that you live your life.
What to do next?
Please call or email to arrange an initial consultation.I also offer a free informal telephone discussion to talk about what brings you to counselling.
Telephone: 07502 577397 (this is an answerphone so please leave a message telling me when it will be convenient for me to call you back). It is helpful if you could also indicate whether you prefer the Wokingham or Charvil location and if you are interested in a day or evening appointment.
I practice from accessible and comfortable consulting rooms in Wokingham and Charvil. These are within easy reach of Twyford, Woodley, Sonning, Henley, Bracknell and surrounding areas. There is plenty of free parking close by at both locations.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Counselling (Psychodynamic) - University of Reading.
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited) - University of Reading.
Pre-clinical training in Counselling - University of Reading.
Certificate in Counselling young people.
I am committed to on-going Continued Professional Development (CPD).
I have many years of experience counselling adults and young people from a wide range of backgrounds. I have worked with individuals in the NHS, for charities, within a school setting and in private practice helping people with a range of difficulties. I have also specialised in helping clients who have experienced addictions or have addiction related problems.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£45 per 50 minute session.
The initial consultation also costs £45 and lasts around an hour.
If you are not earning and are unable to pay the full fee please call and enquire about the possibility of a reduced fee.
I see individuals for an agreed period of time to work on something in particular, or more longer term to work on deeper issues.
If you have a question I have not answered or a problem not featured in my profile page please contact me by phone or via the email button.
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