Brian Wagenbach, MBACP Dip Counselling, MA Sociology, BA Psych
How my approach will benefit you
I offer individual therapy in a compassionate, supportive and confidential space. We will work together, in partnership, to explore the issues and goals that you have in therapy.
As a Gestalt therapist my approach is holistic, this means I work with all parts of your experience; thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations and perceptions and I will 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.
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.
For many people therapy helps them to develop a greater understanding of themselves and to form new perspectives. It enables you to improve relationships with others; and yourself; and it can help you to express yourself.
A little bit about Gestalt therapy
Gestalt is a humanistic, person-centred therapy. It’s a German word which translates to whole, form or pattern and one of the goals of this approach is to raise awareness of our own patterns in the way we are, not only with other people but with ourselves as well. It sees that people live their lives in relation to other people and that patterns emerge, or develop at a young age, in our relationships. Sometimes, these patterns become fixed ways of being and people can find themselves feeling stuck, holding beliefs about themselves that get in the way of their own happiness.
I want to work with you to help you find the answers you seek and live a life that brings you greater happiness.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and I adhere to the BACP code of ethics.
Inclusion and Diversity
Throughout my career I have worked with people from diverse backgrounds. I am sensitive to the experience of inequality and exclusion and have supported people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. I have also worked with men and women in same sex relationships. I am experienced in working with clients both in person and online and I am certified in online and telephone counselling.
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip Counselling, MA Sociology, BA Psychology
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per hour. I offer a reduced rate initial consultation.