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Liz McLaren (MSc Metanoia, UKCP member)

Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AP
0118 380 0654 0118 380 0654 07778793986 07778793986 Registered / Accredited
Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AP

About me

Finding the right therapist can be daunting, but I believe in relationships and especially the relationship with my clients when we meet face to face.  I provide a space to think, talk and "be" without judgement but with support. I am an experienced and effective Counsellor and Psychotherapist, specialising in helping people with making meaning of their lives, loss and bereavement. I also have experience of working with clients with anxiety, depression, anger, stress, difficult relationships, and life limiting illnesses.

Being the most confident person I can be and enjoying who I am ( warts and all) is very important to me, and I aim to help others find a strong sense of themselves so that they can get enjoyment and fulfilment in life.


Making meaning of Life How we live our lives and find fulfilment comes from who we think we are, and what we think we can achieve. Our childhoods and past experiences are the building blocks of our self image. I will provide a safe and non- judgemental space to explore what matters to you and how you see the world.
Loss
All humans experience loss at some time in their lives. It is not just the death of someone special that affects us, it can be a significant change that also unsettles us ( even if it is a positive move). I will work with you during times of change - redundancy, a house move, a loss of relationship, divorce or diagnosis of an illness, children leaving home or another transition in family/personal life.
Bereavement
Bereavement is universal but also unique. The death of someone can be bewildering and affect us deeply (whether the relationship was good or bad). I can help you navigate this difficult time, understand the grieving process and move towards recovery.

I work in Berkshire and have a central, private client room in Wokingham. There is parking nearby.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Over 15 years experience as Senior Counsellor and Therapist at a leading Berkshire Hospice.
  • Developed and delivered innovative training curriculum to Hospice volunteer counsellors and employees
  • MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
  • Working as a Primary Tutor on the MSc Integrative Psychotherapy Training at Metanoia Institute London

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Fees

£60 pounds per 50 - 60 min session.
Concessions are available in certain cases.

If you are unsure about us working together ask me for a 15 min free meet up.

Wokingham Psychotherapy & Counselling
Suite 4C Market House
19-21 Market Place
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG40 1AP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I offer flexible appointments during the day, and some evenings

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Liz McLaren (MSc Metanoia, UKCP member)

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