Lauren Elizabeth Whayman

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Counsellor MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Wokingham RG40 & Finchampstead RG40
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm an experienced Counsellor supporting adults who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, bereavement, relationship problems, family issues, abuse, anger, low confidence, loss and grief.

You may feel overwhelmed or stuck. Trying to understand and manage difficult thoughts and feelings can be exhausting and leave you feeling alone. This can end up having an impact on your day to day life and affect your relationships with others, leaving you with a lot of questions. 

I take a warm, empathic and open-minded approach to my therapeutic work. I aim to build a trusting relationship through our work together whilst creating a confidential space where you feel safe enough to explore whatever you have to bring.

As a Gestalt trained counsellor, I support people interested in developing self-awareness and who want a better understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. Some areas I work with people on include; . I am also interested in working with people going through pre and postnatal experiences.

How I work...

Gestalt means “whole” and I work holistically to help people become more aware of their body, mind and behaviours. I believe personal growth and change happen through understanding your thoughts and feelings and becoming aware of what is happening in the present moment. By building self-awareness, Gestalt Therapy can support people to take more responsibility for themselves, increase self-confidence, and help them make clearer choices and changes to improve their well-being.

I offer talking therapies and I may also invite you to use a range of creative ways to express your thoughts and feelings when at times they are difficult to put into words. This can be through drawing, guided visualization, mindfulness, movement and bodywork. 

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss working together and to arrange a consultation. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor, trained in Gestalt Therapy and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

My personal experience of counselling and the difference it makes to my own life led me to work as a counsellor. I also have experience working within the charity sector supporting older people and their families and the NHS supporting adults within a general practice setting.

Professional Qualifications and Accreditation:

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Member
  • BACP accredited Diploma in Gestalt Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Somatic Trauma Theory and Skills
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Working With Grief Workshop

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£70 per 50-minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have availability for new clients 

Further information

I offer support to adults 18+ both short-term (12 weeks) and longer-term therapy, which enables clients to explore deeper and go at their own pace.

Sessions last 50 minutes and are scheduled at the same time each week.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss working together and to arrange a consultation.

Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40

Finchampstead, Berkshire, RG40

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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Lauren Elizabeth Whayman
Lauren Elizabeth Whayman