Mandy Randall-Gavin BA (Hons), COLF Dip TA Prac. UKATA MBACP
This 3rd Lockdown may have felt particularly hard for you. If you're experiencing low mood, loss, abandonment, isolation and even despair, please don't suffer alone. I'm here to help, and waiting to listen. I've recently returned to seeing clients face-face in my beautiful therapy room, should they choose to, and am also offering online sessions as well as walking/talking therapy.
Life can throw us challenges in all sorts of areas of our lives, and these challenges may occur at any time. Sometimes we just need that extra independent support to help us work through these challenges and that's where I can help you. I am a qualified counsellor in TA Practice, with more than 10 years' client experience. I work face-face, out in the open and online with adults and couples over 18, relationally, in a safe, comfortable, and private space, in which you can express/articulate how you think, feel and behave. We work together with what's in the room between us. No judgements. I will listen and eventually may gently challenge. I may use Mindfulness to help ground you in the here and now - effective when you're feeling particularly anxious, or may be worried by factors outside your control. If working face-to-face, I may work creatively using sand tray, cards and drawing where appropriate.
I offer short and long-term counselling.
I can work online with any time zone, anywhere in the world, all you need is either a smartphone, tablet or computer, as well as headphones and a private space. I work outside as well as online using Zoom which can be accessed from your mobile phone or your tablet or computer. If you're seeing me face-to-face, I am situated 2 minutes walk from Goring-by-Sea Station platform. Should you come by car, there is free off street parking available. My working hours are:
Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
The first session is charged at £25 and will help us to decide whether or not we can work with each other. Thereafter sessions cost £50. I also offer a limited number of spaces at low cost for students, the unemployed and those receiving benefits.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Link Centre and The Connexus Institute and hold a Diploma Certificate in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Training. I have a UKATA Diploma in TA Practice and am a Contractual Trainee working towards my CTA exam to qualify as a Psychotherapist. I am a registered member of the BACP.
I have many years' experience of delivering Client Therapy, some of which have been at St Barnabas Hospice in Goring-by-Sea delivering Loss and Bereavement Counselling.
I have more than 30 years' experience working full time in the Corporate World as a Learning and Development Consultant for blue chip companies and professional services firms.
My own learning is constant, whether through my work, on a course, attending a workshop, or simply living my life.
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.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss and Bereavement
From £40.00 to £70.00
Concessions offered for
Low income individuals: £40
Payment can be made by sumup card reader, bank transfer, cash, cheque or postal order. 10% discount for 6 sessions paid in advance.
Monday 08:00 - 21:00 Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00 Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
- I am fully insured and DBS checked
- I am registered with the ICO for Data Protection
- I am a Registered member of the BACP No 00920113.
- I abide by the BACP's and UKATA's Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice