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About me

I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and see clients on a 1 to 1 basis. 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 Baughurst, Tadley, 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.

Member organisations


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

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.


Additional information

I charge £45 a session

I also offer consessionary rates

Further information

I am based in Baughurst, Tadley. Baughurst is 5.8 miles from Kingsclere, 10 miles from Newbury, 6.3 miles from Thatcham, 6.2 miles from Overton, 13 miles from Whitchurch, 13 miles from Reading station and 9 miles from Basingstoke as well as all the surrounding villages.

Email me for more information.

Fair Oak Way
RG26 5NT

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I am now able to offer both online and telephone counselling for anyone who needs it, because of self isolating which may lead to becoming isolated.

Mandy McDermott

Mandy McDermott