Elaine Mountford Dip. Couns - Libra Counselling
Sometimes it can be helpful to talk to someone who isn't a family member or friend. As a humanistic therapist, I believe that healing and personal growth come from within and I aim to support you in finding the right way forward for you.
My core model, person centred, places the client at the centre of the process so the focus lies with what you bring into the sessions. Perhaps you feel stuck and you don't know why; I integrate elements of psychodynamic therapy if you'd like to look to the past to help make sense of what's going on for you now. I also use a creative approach which can offer a fresh perspective.
Whether you'd like to work through issues you're facing in the present or to process events in your past, I offer a safe confidential space where you can express yourself, seek to better understand yourself and your relationships and build awareness and self esteem as you move towards the life you wish to lead.
I am now offering socially distanced face to face sessions as well as online and telephone counselling.
While times are particularly challenging there is still someone to hear you and help you through.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at The Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy awarded by The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Award Body.
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies at The Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy awarded by The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Award Body.
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills at The Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy awarded by The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Award Body.
As well as private practise, I work as a counsellor at Trust House Reading (part of The Survivors Trust) where I have specialised in trauma since 2017.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard rate is £40 for a 1 hour session.
I offer an initial 30 minute consultation free of charge. This is an opportunity for you to discuss what you would like to achieve from your therapy and to ask any questions so that you can decide if I'm the right therapist for you.
Please e-mail or call me if you'd like more information or if you'd like to book a no obligation consultation.
Concessions offered for
My therapy room is in a private location next to my home with its own access and facilities so I am able to provide face to face sessions with social distancing in place. There is car parking space and a bus service from Reading town centre. I also offer telephone and online therapy.