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About me

Thanks for looking at my profile. I offer individual therapy in a compassionate, supportive and confidential space. If you are experiencing loss, anxiety, depression, feel sad or have difficulties in your relationships, I can support you with what is difficult at the moment.

For many people therapy helps to develop a greater understanding of themselves, to form new perspectives and manage challenges. It enables you to improve relationships with others; and yourself; and it can help you to express yourself.

In exploring relationships, we look at what may support and help you in different situations and how you may have become used to responding in ways that no longer work for you. Sometimes, our ways of dealing with situations can become fixed ways and we can feel stuck, holding beliefs about ourselves that get in the way of what we want and our happiness.

As we work together, I will share the things I notice with you, supporting your own awareness about how you feel and relate to the work we do and the people in your life. We will explore these different situations; we will look into what is present for you and what may be missing in order to cope, move on and have a more fulfilling life.

I take a holistic, which means I work with all parts of your experience; including thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations and generally how life feels for you. I will also support you to become more aware of your own process – how you respond to people and situations with a focus on your immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

I am sensitive to experiences of inequality and exclusion and have supported people from diverse backgrounds including black, minority ethnic and LGBT communities. I work with clients both in person and online and I am certified in online and telephone counselling.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and I adhere to the BACP code of ethics.

I offer a reduced rate initial session.

In our first session we will explore the issues you would like to focus on in therapy. I will take your details, some background information and let you know what you can expect as we work together. Contact me for an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip Counselling, MA Sociology, BA Psychology

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

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies

Fees

From £30.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime, evening and Saturday appointments.

Currently I offer sessions online and will return to in person when it is safe to do so.

Type of session

In person
Online

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.

Languages offered

None

Brian Wagenbach, MBACP Dip Counselling

Brian Wagenbach, MBACP Dip Counselling