Augustine Tun - Dip MBACP
Wokingham Therapy Clinic
49 Denmark Street
07746 633 182
My practice is based at Wokingham Therapy Clinic, a well established therapy clinic in Wokingham town centre, Berkshire.
Coming to a profession in counselling via a childhood in Burma and Toxteth (Liverpool), academic study in Fine Art and Law, and many years working in Health and Social Care, I bring to my practice a particular awareness of issues around diversity, cultural, religious and class identity, and social isolation.
Whatever your personal situation, you will be treated with acceptance and sensitivity in a safe, confidential space where you can talk and be listened to without judgement.
You may be experiencing painful feelings, feel lost, lonely, betrayed, or are going through a time of crisis. These feelings may stem from an identifiable event or experience such as loss or bereavement, trauma, or relationship breakdown. Or they may stem from something more vague, causing stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, guilt, shame or general feelings of low mood from the demands of everyday life. They may be overwhelming and debilitating and negatively impact your health and well-being.
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. Through the therapeutic process clients can achieve a greater insight and understanding of themselves and their situation, and see the change in themselves they have been seeking.
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, personal therapy, and on-going professional development. Further information about BACP is available from http://www.bacp.co.uk, or Tel: 0870 443 5252.
Please feel free to get in touch by email or phone 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 experiencing:
- domestic violence
- relationship difficulties
- domestic abuse
- sexual abuse
- eating disorders
- low self esteem and lack of confidence
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Male clients - eating disorders and body image.
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 at the end of each session. BACS payments may be made by prior agreement.
To find out more about counselling or to book an introductory session please contact Augustine Tun by email or telephone.
07746 633 182
Augustine Tun Counselling Services
The Wokingham Therapy Clinic
49 Denmark Street
Weekend sessions available by arrangement.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday evenings and weekend anytime appointments
Types of client