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Gordon Gunnarsen

Reading, Berkshire, RG31 6JR
07591 299034 07591 299034 Registered / Accredited
Reading, Berkshire, RG31 6JR

About me

Clients come with diverse problems and needs. What matters to my clients, matters to me. Generally, I have found problems which manifest in current life relationships (romantic, family, work, with services or with ourself) but which originate in our past experiences are those which can be worked on helpfully using the ways I work. A measure of openness to explore other perspectives and to really think about describing issues is very important as is a commitment to think outside sessions about things that may be the causes of distress.

I have 12 years experience of providing therapy in the NHS with people who are going through very difficult times. From an in depth exploration of your current difficulties, we will work together to explore their origins and to aim to reduce their distressing impact through a healthy respectful therapeutic relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Adult Psychotherapist and Group Analyst and full Clinical Member of the Institute of Group Analysis.

I am registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I am an Accredited Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) Practitioner and appear on the the MBT Roster at the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

I have a post-qualifying diploma in Supervision.

I am a Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

I have 14 years NHS experience providing therapy.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Weekday Evenings £60

Weekends £80

Family Consultations £80

Further information

I provide evening and weekend appointments.

I have provided online therapy via Zoom for 2 years.

9 Wardle Avenue
Reading
Berkshire
RG31 6JR

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 Unspecified

Supervision

I offer Psychodynamic / Group Analytic and Mentalization Informed Supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Gordon Gunnarsen

Gordon Gunnarsen