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Augustine Tun - MBACP Dip

Wokingham RG40 & Reading RG1 07746 633 182 07746 633 182
Wokingham RG40 & Reading RG1
07746 633 182 07746 633 182

About me

*Covid-19 social distancing – Temporary change to services*

I am currently offering online and telephone counselling sessions.

Online sessions will be conducted with the same privacy as you would expect in face-to-face sessions.  A virtual therapy room will be created, free of interruption, where we can maintain confidentiality.


Just like meeting face-to-face, we will meet at an arranged time and for an agreed period.


Online sessions are conducted using Zoom, an online meeting platform using secure encrypted video.  I will send secure login details to you for each session, and will be waiting to meet with you, just as though we were in the therapy room together.


You do not need to have a Zoom account to attend a session but will be prompted to download the app once you click on the meeting invitation.


Please telephone, text or email me if you would like to discuss this further.

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My practice is based at The Therapy Centre (central Reading) and Wokingham Therapy Clinic (Wokingham town centre), both well-established therapy and well-being centres in Berkshire.

I am an experienced counsellor offering a confidential service to those seeking professional support through times of emotional difficulty.

I work using a tailored combination of different therapeutic models to meet the needs of individual clients; primarily combining Humanistic and Psychodynamic models to help my clients explore past experiences, life choices, values, how they perceive themselves and experience the world.

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I am bound by their Code of Ethics and will adhere to their guidelines. This ensures I receive regular supervision and undertake on-going professional development.

Many and varied things lead people to seek professional counselling; stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, trauma, relationship breakdown, feeling lost, betrayed, lonely, or having general feelings of low mood or sadness.  Whether these feelings are attributable to an identifiable event or from something vague and elusive, they can be overwhelming and debilitating and negatively impact your health and well-being.

Through the therapeutic process you can achieve a greater insight and understanding of self, your situation and feelings, and see change in yourself and your relationships.

Whatever your personal situation, you will be treated with acceptance, calmness, warmth and sensitivity, in a safe, confidential space where you can talk and be listened to without judgement.

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to find out more or book an introductory session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a male counsellor, trained and qualified in Integrative therapeutic counselling and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), with full professional indemnity insurance.

My counselling experience began in the 1990s with the completion of a Certificate in Combined Counselling Theory and Skill. As well as professional counselling, I have some 30 years' practice supporting people experiencing bereavement, trauma or other life difficulties through my voluntary work with Victim Support, Samaritans, ARC Counselling, the Coroner’s Court Support Service, with homeless people through CRISIS, and working in a therapeutic residential setting for adults with learning difficulties.  This work has provided me with a wealth of experience, interacting with and supporting individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds through difficult and distressing times in their lives.

In my professional capacity as a qualified counsellor I have helped clients with varied issues, including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • domestic violence
  • relationship difficulties
  • domestic abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • eating disorders
  • addictions
  • bullying
  • paranoia
  • low self esteem and lack of confidence

Qualifications

1994 Certificate in Counselling Skills – Central School of Counselling and Therapy (CSCT) London

1994 Certificate in Counselling Theory – Central School of Counselling and Therapy (CSCT) London

1994 Combined Certificate in Counselling - Central School of Counselling and Therapy (CSCT) London

2016 Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPTA

2017 Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Training / CPD

1996 Support of Families of Murder Victims – Metropolitan Police

2003 Self-injurious behaviour – CHOICE

2004 Protection of Vulnerable Adults – Pathfinders

2005 Death, Dying and Bereavement – STRIVE, Reading Borough Council/Wokingham District Council

2006 Attachment and Separation - Fiona Gren Training and Consultancy

2007 Active Listening – Fiona Gren Training and Consultancy

2007 Working with Children and Families who experience Domestic Violence – Fiona Gren Training and Consultancy

2007 Parenting and Learning Disabilities – Fiona Gren Training and Consultancy

2014 Trauma – Reading Borough Council

2015 A Therapeutic Approach to Suicide – Paul Doble

2016 Vicarious Traumatisation – Move Forward  / I’m ok, You’re ok

2016 Their Dark Materials: Working with Violence, Fear and Trauma – Dr Gwen Adshead

2017 Communicating Empathy in Child and Family Social Work – Kings College London/University of Bedfordshire

2017 Participatory Methods for Working with Children and Young People Affected by Sexual Violence – Kings College London/University of Bedfordshire

2017 Understanding and Responding to Forced Marriage, 'Honour'-Based Violence, Transnational Marriage Abandonment and Dowry Violence – Kings College London/University of Bedfordshire

2017 Parental Experiences of Shame and Humiliation in the Child Protection Process – Kings College London/University of Bedfordshire

2018 Child on Parent Violent Behaviours – Parenting Special Children

2020 How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer (OU and BACP)

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Your first appointment/initial consultation is charged at a reduced rate of £35.

After the first appointment, sessions are charged at £50. Payments by cash or card at the end of each session. BACS payments may be made by prior agreement.

Further information

To find out more about counselling or to book an introductory session please contact Augustine Tun by email or telephone.

07746 633 182
Augustine@AugustineTunCounselling.co.uk

Augustine Tun Counselling


The Wokingham Therapy Clinic
49 Denmark Street
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG40 2AY

and

The Therapy Centre

6B Church Street (off London Street)

Reading

RG1 2SB

Current availability;

Weekdays and weekends.  Sessions available until 10pm.

Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and will normally take place weekly, at a mutually agreed time and day.

The work will be reviewed every sixth session, giving both parties an opportunity to assess the therapeutic progress. The process will always be guided by you and your needs.

Wokingham Therapy Clinic
49 Denmark Street
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG40 2AY

The Therapy Centre
6B Church Street
(off London Street)
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 2SB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair accessible premises at Reading location only.

Availability

Weekday and weekend appointments until 10pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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