Mandy McDermott Registered MBACP
I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and see clients on a 1 to 1 basis and I am based in both Kingsclere and Tadley. Do you find you have a lot of people around you but no one you can talk to because you don't want them to worry? Or you may not have anyone around you who you can talk to. I can give you the time and space to talk about whatever is worrying you, and somewhere you will not be judged.
The psychodynamic approach is derived from psychoanalysis but focusses on immediate problems to try and find a quicker solution. Together we think about these difficulties and how past experiences may have shaped current behaviour. I will listen, empathise, encourage and challenge a different way of thinking, and I will help you to see things from a different perspective. In time you will be able to be in control of things rather than being controlled by them.
You can get in touch by either calling, emailing or contacting me through my website. I will contact you and arrange for us to meet for an initial consultation. Here we can discuss what is troubling you and will give us the opportunity to see whether we might be able to work together. We will then agree on a day and time and we can start the process.
I work in Kingsclere and there is parking nearby and a bus stop right outside with bus routes to both Newbury and Basingstoke. We have disabled access and although my consulting room is on the first floor, I have the use of a room on the ground level if needed.
I also work in Tadley at the Link, Tadley Community Centre and there is parking outside. My room is on the ground level and there is disabled access.
Email me for more information and availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a Psychodynamic Counsellor for over 6 years and I am a registered member of the BACP, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and as a member I am bound by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and their Professional Conduct Procedure. Member number 250844
I currently see clients on a long term basis, and also on a short term basis as part of the EAP programme.
I have regular supervision. I attend regular workshops.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I charge £45 a session
I am based in Kingsclere a village in Hampshire and also in Tadley. Kingsclere is only 6 miles from Tadley, 8 miles from Newbury, 8.5 miles from Thatcham, 6.2 miles from Overton, 8.6 miles from Witchurch, 8.7 miles from Basingstoke as well as all the surrounding villages.
Email me for more information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|