Mieke McLarty BA (Hons), FdSc Counselling, Registered MBACP

Mieke McLarty BA (Hons), FdSc Counselling, Registered MBACP

Wallingford
Oxon
OX10

07793582000 / 07793 582000

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Wallingford
Oxon
OX10

07793582000 / 07793 582000

About me

My philosophy – Sometimes we need a little extra help

Sometimes turning towards family or friends does not feel right or possible.  When you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, hurt or in despair counselling is another option.

I am a relational therapist and counselling is primarily about relationships.  It can be the relationship you have with yourself, with your partner, or others.  I am supportive, empathic, non-judgemental and trustworthy and this creates a safe environment for you to be able to say the things you need to say in order to heal.

I offer a unique space that is separate from friends and family.

What I offer

I listen to understand you as an individual and to help you develop an awareness of your emotions and feelings.  By understanding yourself better you can make the changes necessary to have a more fulfilling life.

I am like a nurturing parent and I want the best for you.

I work with individuals, young people and adults, and couples.

Experience

I have been working in the helping profession for over 10 years.  I worked with young people aged between 12 and 22 for over four years.

As well as managing a busy private practice I am a volunteer counsellor in an agency supporting victims/survivors of rape and sexual violence.  I have over four years’ experience working with adult survivors of child sex abuse.  I was a counsellor/support worker for the IICSA Project.

I currently work with the Victims First Specialist Counselling Service to provide therapeutic interventions to victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

If you have been a victim of crime and require support you can contact Victims First on 0300 1234 148 or by visiting www.victims-first.org.uk

I have worked with many different issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-harm, trauma, rape, child sex abuse, suicidal thoughts and bereavement.

I am integrative counsellor and work with the individual's unique experience using a variety of approaches that integrates many theories, including psychodynamic and humanistic.  We are all unique and by using a broad range of approaches this will help you make sense of what is troubling you and enable you develop positive strategies to manage the issues you face.

I work with couples and the issues that arise can be:


* a partner has been unfaithful

* you feel unable to manage conflict in a healthy and productive way

* there is a sense of distance in the relationship and you feel unable to reach out to each      other

* difficult conversations may be avoided to prevent arguments

* arguments become circular and spiral down to familiar unresolved issues

* feelings of hurt, anger, resentment remain after conflict giving rise to feelings of isolation

* you feel unhappy because you do not feel heard or understood

* past unresolved issues or trauma may be impacting the relationship

In therapy I can support you both to emerge from your negative cycle to a place where you can re-discover mutual needs, gain understanding and build a physically and emotionally stronger relationship.

Taking action

Finding a couples or individual counsellor that you feel comfortable with is very important.  If you would like an informal initial chat to find out whether we can work together, please do contact me.  You are under no obligation to book an appointment. My mobile is:  0779 358 2000 or email: mieke@mclarty.info

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Counselling,

FdSc Counselling,

Higher Education Diploma Counselling,

Training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in:

Fundamentals of working with couples:
* working with the relationship dynamic
* patterns of intimacy/sexual relating/problems

Meeting your partners needs
* Exploring How People Get Their Needs Met In Relationships, based on work by Anthony Robbins and Harville Hendrix

Therapeutic aspects of working with sexual violence
Impact of Sexual Violence
Rescuing the inner child


Sexualised Trauma training with Zoe Lodrick


Policy and procedure for pre-trial therapy

Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Sexual offending
The body keeps the score training with Christianne Sanderson

Healing the fragmented selves of trauma survivors; overcoming self-alienation – Janina Fisher

The role of power and control in sexual violence – Christianne Sanderson

Safeguarding Young People
Introduction to MindEd Core Content
Introducing Child Development
People Working in Child Mental Health
Attachment & Human Development

Safeguarding Adults Level 1 - Awareness.

I have a current Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced certificate for working with children and young people.

Registered member of the BACP No: 157348.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£40 for individuals and £50 for couples for a 60 minute session.

Working with a counsellor requires a relationship of trust, honesty and support that allows you to be the person you really are – without limitations, without censorship and definitely without feeling judged.

It's important to 'shop around' for a counsellor you feel comfortable working with, and this could involve finding out more about them and how they work. My aim is to give you as much information as possible without using too much jargon.

Finally, remember counselling is an investment in yourself…….invest wisely and well.

Further information

Member Organisations:

Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

Maps & Directions

Wallingford, OX10

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I am available on Wednesdays and Thursdays and offer daytime and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples