Justin Goldring (MBACP) Counsellor and Addiction specialist
My name is Justin and I am an experienced qualified integrative counsellor working in Yateley.
I offer clients the opportunity to explore their own unique experiences surrounding mental health concerns, trauma, addiction, work and relationship issues, loss, stress, bullying, bereavement and low esteem.
My philosophy is grounded in the belief that growth and change can be attainable given the right circumstances. I strongly believe that exploration in a non-judgemental, trusting and safe environment, with the right counsellor, can help enable the individual to grow.
I firmly believe that gaining awareness of self, leads to an understanding of ourselves our behaviours and our responses to life events and facilitates opportunity for personal growth and development.
I also work as a substance misuse specialist within the NHS working daily with addiction and substance dependency (see below for more details on this).
How can counselling help you?
Counselling provides a non-judgemental space for you to explore whatever may be causing you concern. Counselling is about listening and hearing your concerns without trying to 'fix' the issue. I strive to offer accurate empathic understanding, congruence (genuineness), and unconditional positive regard (acceptance) to all clients as I believe they are imperative in formulating a safe, trusting environment for therapeutic change to flourish.
Sometimes the first step is the hardest to take, so I always offer an informal assessment to allow you the opportunity to ask questions and to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you and whether it is the right time for you to engage in therapy.
Please call me to book your first session or ask any question on 07584 178007 or email me
Training, qualifications & experience
Although specialising in addiction, I don't work within this field exclusively.
Working with addiction
I have worked for a number of services based around Surrey and Berkshire within substance misuse.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP.
I am trained in S.M.A.R.T recovery, hold a certificate and am registered as a facilitator for this CBT based recovery model. I also have a wealth of knowledge and experience of 12 Step recovery.
I have a firm belief that freedom from addiction is entirely possible given the right circumstances, support and challenging to thinking patterns. Counselling can offer the time and space that statutory services often cannot provide. If you have decided you are ready to make changes to your life then counselling can be a profound journey of change.
In my counselling practice I offer the opportunity to look at practical tools and strategies to enable the client to be empowered and to try and marry the psychosocial aspect of change to the therapeutic intervention.
My outlook and commitment
I am lead facilitator within my agency for The Abstinence Preparation treatment pathway and Alcohol Education groups. I am able to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from working with addiction to one to one sessions. When working with addiction, I offer a space for clients to explore a variety of options to assist in enabling freedom from addictive behaviours.
I regularly undertake training including; Safeguarding adults, Safeguarding children, Equality, Diversity and Human rights, Mental Capacity, Working with dual diagnosis, Working with suicidal ideation, Working with anger, Information Governance and Conflict Resolution.
I continue to further my personal and professional development by attending courses relevant to my post both mandatory and statutory that benefit my private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
I currently charge £50 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekends and evenings.
Types of client