Elaine Mountford

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Dip. Couns - Libra Counselling
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Reading, Berkshire, RG4
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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.

Sessions can be in person (socially distanced), online or on the phone. Feel free to get in touch or book a free consultation to discuss your individual needs.

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.

I am a registered member of the BACP.

As well as private practise, I work as a counsellor and also as a supervisor on the helpline at Trust House Reading (part of The Survivors Trust) where I have specialised in trauma since 2017.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fee is £60 per 1 hour session.

I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation. This is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss what you would like to achieve from therapy as well as a chance for you to ask me any questions and decide if I'm the right therapist for you. Consultations can be in person, over the phone or online.

Please e-mail or call me if you'd like more information or to book a no obligation consultation.

When I work

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Appointments available Tuesday - Friday from 9:30am, including evenings. 

Further information

My therapy room is in a quiet location next to my home with its' own access and facilities.  During the pandemic there is a perspex screen and good ventilation for your comfort and safety.

There is car parking available and a bus service from Reading town centre.

I also offer telephone and online therapy.

Emmer Green, Reading, Berkshire, RG4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My therapy room is in a quiet location next to my home. There is car parking space and there is a bus service from the town centre.

Elaine Mountford
Elaine Mountford