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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 a session
I also offer consessionary rates
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.
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