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MBCAP - Online, In Person Counsellor and Telephone
Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40

About me

Making the decision to look for a counsellor is a huge step and getting the counsellor who is right for you is so important. I believe that the relationship between client and counsellor is paramount when starting your healing journey.

Each person's story is different and clients come to counselling for many reasons. For some it can be to work through a difficult life event such as bereavement, divorce or children leaving home; it maybe because you are feeling anxious or depressed, or it could be to resolve difficulties from your past.  Whatever your reason for coming to counselling, I can help you to explore what is going on for you; help you to understand the things that make you 'tick' and how to manage difficult emotions, such as anxiety, low mood, anger etc, when they come up for you. Whatever you are looking to explore I would be happy to walk with you on this part of your life's journey. I do not offer advice but I will help you to work through what you need to find what is right you.

Sometimes this can take just a few sessions and sometimes counselling can be a longer process. The length of time you spend in counselling is up to you and we can talk about what is right for you.

Getting Started:

Please make contact with me via email and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience. We can then arrange a suitable time for a 10 minute telephone call to talk through what you need from counselling and, should you wish, we can arrange an initial appointment on the telephone, online or in person.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Membership

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their Ethical Framework.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling L4
  • Certificate in Counselling Young People L5
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding

Experience

As well as working with adults, I have been working extensively with Young People for many years and as a counsellor for the last five, including in an ASD Specialist School.

I regularly undertake CPD to enhance my counselling skills and practise. Some of which includes:

  • Self-harm and Disordered Eating
  • Sex and the Underage Teen
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Introduction to Play Therapy
  • Working with Dissociative Disorder
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • ASD Awareness and Counselling Skills
  • Regular Child Protection and Safeguarding

I hold an Enhanced DBS

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fees are:

£45 for adults - 50 minute session

£40 for YP (age 11-18) - 50 minute session

Free initial 10 minute telephone consultation

Payment by bank transfer prior to the start of session or cash in person

When I work

I have session availability through the week during the day and some evenings.

Further information

I work from a room in my home close to Wokingham town centre where there is ample free parking.

Please email me with a time that is convenient for me to call you back so that we can arrange an initial meeting.

Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Lesley Goad

Lesley Goad