Liz Vigar

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MBACP (Accred), Dip.Couns
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Reading RG5 & RG1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist working with individual adults (16+).  I have worked with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, disordered eating, self-harm, bereavement, relationship difficulties, identity, low self-esteem, abuse, traumatic and early life experiences.


I offer a confidential and non-judgmental space for you to reflect on your life and the events that have shaped you and made you the person you are today.  We would work together to discover the less conscious aspects of your thoughts, feelings and emotions, so that you can come to understand yourself more fully.  This can develop your capacity to understand yourself better and make choices to bring about positive change.

Whilst I won’t offer direct advice or instruction, I will help you to gain greater understanding and help make sense of what is happening.

It may be a specific problem that has brought you to counselling or it may be a general feeling of being low or of something not being quite right.  Either way, we can think together about what is best for you at this time. 

My counselling room is in Woodley, Reading. It is close to bus routes and has off-road parking. It is quiet and self-contained.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  It is Integrative, meaning that I can utilise different approaches, although my ways of working are predominantly psychodynamic and relational. 

I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.

I have several years of experience as a counsellor in a local charity and in my own private practice.  Issues that I have worked with include anxiety, depression, stress, disordered eating, self-harm, bereavement, relationship difficulties, identity, low self-esteem, abuse, traumatic and early life experiences.

Recent CPD:

Applying Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice: Transforming Developmental Deficits and Building Secure Attachment - Completed October 23

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Therapies offered

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Fees

£40.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fee is £50 per session and I also have a number of concessionary spaces depending on individual circumstances (e.g. students, low income).  This can be discussed during the assessment session.

When I work

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Further information

If you would like to find out more about counselling and whether it is for you at this point, the first thing to do is to get in touch and  we can arrange an introductory session.

If you decide to proceed, counselling would usually take place weekly at the same time each week with each session being 50 minutes.  Occasionally more frequent sessions may be agreed.

Reading, Berkshire, RG5

Reading, Berkshire, RG1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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