Mandy Girdler Counselling & Psychotherapy/Supervisor (Accredited)
I am a fully qualified and registered Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and Supervisor, offering counselling and Psychotherapy in Basingstoke/ Alton and Bordon for Individuals/ Couples and Groups. Including Adolescents and Young people.
I run my private practice from Monday to Friday,where I see clients for daytime and evening appointments.
Prior to this, I have experience working since 1996, within the NHS, Social Care, Primary Care, Private and Voluntary Sectors, specialising in the treatment and management of Mental Health problems including Addiction, Eating Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
This experience has given me knowledge and understanding which enables me to work effectively with primary issues such as Loss and Bereavement, Low Self- esteem, Relationship problems, Bullying, Depression, Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder and Gender / Sexuality issues. As well as, more complex issues such as Developmental Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Complex PTSD, Bi- Polar/ Manic Depression, Personality Disorder, Morbid Jealousy, Childhood Attachment issues and Abuse of all types.
The first session is an opportunity to meet, discuss your needs, requirements, ask questions and decide if my style of working is right for you. This is also an assessment process to see if I am able to help you with your concerns.
Types of therapy:
I offer both short term and long term therapy to Individual, Couples and Groups.
- Short term therapy: can also be a trial process for the client and an assessment process for the therapist, in order to decide if therapy is right for you. Both parties can then consider and negotiate further sessions if wanted by the client or a referral can be made to another professional who maybe better suited to your requirements if you wish. This is always the clients choice.
- Long term therapy: is usually discussed from the onset or after a period of short term therapy. This again is the client choice.
My interest is understanding how different life experiences, shape us and make us who we become. Understanding how we consciously and unconsciously make choices in the way we conduct our daily lives and the way we relate to others has always been a key interest.
The types of relationships we build and how our behaviour and responses are shaped by these experiences. What can be done to make the changes, we may feel necessary to live a full and content life, without the pain and suffering of ongoing personal concerns and issues. Which can at times persist throughout our lives.
My clients have been key in extending my experience and understanding of both my theoretical knowledge and continuing personal development. It has added great value to what I am able to offer in terms of understanding. I am able to give professional support for personal concerns and difficulties.
I initially started working in Mental Health in 1996, which led to my study of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2001.
Throughout this time, I have worked in all types of clinical settings from Inpatient units, to Community Settings, Counselling Agencies and Psychotherapy Establishments. Experiencing a wide range of problems, with specialist trainings and opportunities of continuous personal development.
Such as:(Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Bi-polar or Manic Depression, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorder, Body Issues, Domestic Abuse & Violence, Anger Management, Sexual Abuse, Self esteem. Addictions, Substance Misuse and much more).
I have undergone considerable training and have many years of reflection and effective practice both personally and professionally. I believe because of this, I have developed a sound and well integrated style using knowledge and ideas from approaches including specialist trainings.
Therefore, I believe what I can offer you is a very informed and professional and effective way of working which will be very useful in your day to day living.
Sexual Abuse, Rape and Sexual Assault
Couples and Relationship Issues
Eating Disorders / Issues
Domestic Abuse and Violence
I see clients in Basingstoke and surrounding areas and Pinehill, GP Surgery, Bordon.
I also offer telephone consultations, as long as you have a safe, secure and private room where you will not be disturbed.
If you would like to enquire further, please call me on 07590681773 or
email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their rules and ethical framework.
ICO registered - The Data Protection Act 1998
My qualifications include:
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 2006
Solution Focused Therapy - 2007
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - 2008
Sexual Abuse Counselling training - 2008
Drug and Alcohol Awareness - 2008
CBT and Addiction - 2009
Foster Care/ Adoption - Training - 2009
Community Mental Health - level 3 - 2009
Certificate in CBT therapy -2010
Relate - Couples Training, Understanding Relationships - The Institute of Relate - 2011
Certificate in Couples work - 2012
Certificate in Counselling Adolescents and Young People - 2013
Alcohol Awareness / Risk Assessment - 2013
Mindfulness - 2014
Advanced Diploma in Supervision -2017
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00- £50.00 per session for, Individuals and Young People.
£55.00 for Couples.
£60.00 Group Sessions.
Initial Assessment £60.00
Concessions are offered appropriately.
Where work includes preparation for report/s please discuss on enquiry.
Monday to Saturday (daytime and evenings).
Places I have worked since Qualification:
(I have also participated in all professional development programmes within these roles).
Supervisor-Time to Talk in Newbury- service for Adolescents and Young People
Basingstoke Counselling Service 2005- 2013
(Counsellor in short term / long term Counselling, Intake Assessment Counsellor, CBT Therapist 2010 - 2013, Couples Counsellor).
Together - Mental Health Charity - 2006 - 2013.
Broadmoor Hospital - 2007 - 2009
BRASACC - (Basingstoke Rape & Sexual Abuse Crisis Centre) 2007- 2014.
Hampshire Drug & Alcohol Service (Portsmouth Hospital and external Locations) 2007-2012.
Time to Talk West Berkshire- present
Swanswell Substance Misuse Service, Berkshire-Present
Victorias Promise, Charity-Present