Life can feel like we are always trudging in the grey of the clouds. By embracing the greyness we can start to find a ray of sunshine within ourselves where a multitude of colours and emotions can be experienced and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow becomes achievable.
Counselling can be a daunting experience so we can take this one step at a time. All you need to do to start is call or email me to have a no obligation chat or book an initial assessment to get to know each other.
I run my own secure, discreet and confidential private practice in the peaceful Berkshire countryside between Newbury and Thatcham.
I offer a and use tools from various orientations for clients to feel safe enough to talk about, explore and find ways to work through individual difficulties that are blocking the way to their rainbow.
As a Counselling Psychologist I have a diversity of skills that can adapt to the clients individual needs. Each contract is negotiated individually, offering both brief and open-ended therapy.
I have trained in Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural therapy and can apply tools from each of these approaches, as well as research proven Mindfulness. These are used when deemed appropriate for the clients needs and are integrated within each session.
However my natural approach is Psychodynamic, looking at past history to make sense of current behaviours. I also like to pay attention on the relationship between myself and the client in order to make sense of any relational difficulties they may be experiencing.
Alongside my private practice I worked for Relate as a Young Persons Counsellor for children in army based schools, from ages 5yrs to 18yrs old. Whilst I now only work from ages 11 upwards I still have a sand tray, toys and art materials to work creatively with young people and adults.
I have a professional history of working with children with autism and with vulnerable adults and young people in social care.
I recently qualified as a Certified level 2 Trauma professional
Training, qualifications & experience
Msc/PgDip in Counselling Psychology
Bsc (hons) Psychology
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2
Margot Sunderland therapeutic play/art therapy for children
Youth Access counselling young people
Face to face or online Personal therapy for adults and young people (11+)
Health related issues
Abuse and trauma
and many other individual and complex issues
Learning disabilities and autism
Children and adolescents
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Young Persons Counselling
£90.00 per session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£90 per 50 minute counselling session
I am experienced and able to provide online therapy in the light of the current COVID-19 virus.