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About me

I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor based in Reading/Wokingham. I offer therapy services face-to-face, online (Using Zoom) and on the telephone. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for my clients to work through their issues and explore the changes to their lives that they are looking for.

My approach is integrative, which means that I can draw from several core therapeutic approaches so that the treatment I provide is personally suited to each of my clients.

I whole-heartedly believe in the importance of mental health support and have genuine acceptance and empathy for people who find themselves in difficult situations. I gained experience of working in several different settings before training as a therapist, which has helped me develop a deep understanding of how challenging life can sometimes be.

I offer a free initial telephone consultation so if you would like to discuss your needs further, I would love to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (Prof Dip Psy C) Level 5
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip Psy C) Level 4
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Level 3
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS) and abide by their Code of Ethics at all times.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adult children of alcoholic parents (ACAP)

LGBTQ+ Issues

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free, 30 minute, initial consultation on either the telephone or via Zoom. This allows us to discuss the issues you want to work through and for you to ask any questions you might have. If we decide to go ahead with therapy, we will agree a day and time for your session, which will be the same each week.

I charge

  • £45 for each 50-minute therapy session.
  • £35 for each 50-minute session for Key Workers and full-time students

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Availability

I am able to offer appointments during normal working hours and also on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 6.00pm and 9.00pm

Reading
Berkshire
RG6

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Garry Newman MNCS (Accred) MHS Prof.Dip.Psy.C

Garry Newman MNCS (Accred) MHS Prof.Dip.Psy.C