About me

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

CAN PROVIDE:
Face to face or online Personal therapy for adults and young people (11+)

Professional supervision

EXPERIENCE IN:
Personality disorders
Attachment disorders
Health related issues
Abuse and trauma
Learning disabilities
Depression
Anxiety
Addictions
Gender identity
Phobias
and many other individual and complex issues

EXPERTISE IN:
Learning disabilities and autism

Trauma

Children and adolescents

Creative therapy
Psychosomatic illness

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Online Counselling

Young Persons Counselling

Autism/Aspergers/Learning disabilities
Fibromyalgia

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Fees

£90.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information


£90 per 50 minute counselling session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday 5pm-9pm

Tuesday 4pm-9pm

Wednesdays 4pm-9pm 

Further information

I am experienced and able to provide online therapy in the light of the current COVID-19 virus.

Lower Henwick Farms
Turnpike Road
Thatcham
Berkshire
RG18 3AP

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

You can park close to the practice door which limits the amount of walking involved. There is just one small step into the building. If pre-arranged a ramp could be provided.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervisor for Professional Therapy Practice and the BPS QCoP route

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Julie Raworth

Julie Raworth