M. Evelyn McQuater
Counselling offers an opportunity to reflect upon our lives and talk about all aspects of this including those parts we find difficult to manage or painful to address.
By reflecting upon our existing patterns of behaviour we can bring about potential changes which may enrich our lives.
Such changes may be difficult and challenging, requiring support and understanding.
Addressing the past and recognising the importance of early relationships will form an integral part of this process.
The process begins with an initial meeting discussing individual concerns and the reasons behind the desire to explore therapy and make changes.
By addressing concerns together there is an ability to develop greater understanding and work together towards personal acceptance. The way forward allows for change and growth in a healing and positive manner. Long-standing conflicts can seem less overwhelming as greater self-awareness is encouraged and self-belief nurtured.
What is holding you back from being the person you would like to be and living your life in a full and fulfilling way?
By taking the time to know yourself and understand your unconscious motivations you can then move forward, becoming stronger in the process.
Change doesn't need to be frightening and it is possible to develop a different way of seeing ourselves and the options open to us in terms of our development and future. Take time to reflect and repair.
With my support let us face the fears, take them apart together and address them. We will work together to take you to the next stage of your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling.
- I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have my own private practice based a few miles from Henley-on-Thames.
I have had previous experience of corporate life as a commercial lawyer and appreciate the issues involved in working toward a healthy life/work balance.
I offer both short term therapy working with a specific issue as well as longer term open ended work.
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
My fees for one-to-one adult counselling are £60 per session and group sessions cost £30 per session.
It is occasionally possible to negotiate fees in cases of financial hardship - we can discuss this together.
I have a special interest in Disordered Eating and offer both individual and group sessions, helping to understand the feelings behind your eating, exploring those patterns which seem too difficult to understand or impossible to change. By addressing them, it is possible to consciously free yourself from the habits holding you back from forming a positive relationship with food - working to identify the hunger within, which can never seem to be satisfied. Food is simply the symptom of other issues.
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