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Orla Gardam MA MBACP (Accred) Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision

Wokingham RG40 & London W1G
07702 976610 07702 976610
Wokingham RG40 & London W1G

About me


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I have a practice in Wokingham Berkshire and Harley Street London. I have 25 years of experience working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I use an eclectic approach in my practice, this means I can adapt my skills to the needs of individual clients rather than the client having to adapt and fit into my approach.

I work with both brief solution focused therapeutic approaches and open-ended long term basis. I have extensive experience working with addictions using the 12 step model alongside more traditional approaches to counselling.

I also have experience of working with clients with a variety of issues including;

• relationship issues • stress  • low self-esteem  • depression •anxiety  • panic attacks  • self-confidence  • self-harm

•  anger  • bereavement  • work-related issues

I believe that my clients have the answers to ease whatever anxiety or chaos they may be experiencing. Using the counselling time to explore issues in a non-threatening 'safe' environment can give clients the opportunity to explore feelings and fears.

I hope to offer a supportive environment that empowers the client to look at 'how' they are living their life and reflect on whether this is what they want or, what they think they should be doing. They can then move towards leading a more fulfilling and contented life.

Daytime and Evening appointments available
BUPA Recognised Therapist
AXA PPP and Aviva approved Psychotherapist

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters Degree Counselling 2001,
  • Diploma Counselling 1999,
  • Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP(Accred),
  • British Psychological Society Certificate in Clinical Supervision 2013
  • SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) 2018
  • SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision and online working. Level 3 (Advanced) with Assessed Academic and Clinical Competence 2019
  • Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse Secure Environment - Part 1 2009,
  • Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care 2010,
  • Certificate Developing Inter-professional Skills in Health Promotion and Public Health Practice 2006,
  • PTTLS Certificate 2012,
  • CPCAB Approved Tutor 2012
  • BUPA Recognised Mental Health and Wellbeing Therapist
  • Pruhealth approved Psychotherapist
  • AxA PPP approved Psychotherapist
  • Aviva approved Psychotherapist

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


I have been supervising Counsellors and Psychotherapists for over 14 years in a variety of settings throughout my career including a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Unit, within the NHS and for those in Private Practice. I have a British Psychological Society approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision.

I bring a flexible and understanding approach to my supervisory relationships offering a relaxed and supportive environment for Counsellors and Psychotherapists to explore the work they are doing with their clients. I am committed to supporting your ongoing development and learning as a practitioner.

I offer Supervision in my Berkshire, Harley Street.Concessions available for students

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Wokingham Counselling & Psychotherapy
£55 for Individuals
£65 for Couples
Concessions available for students

Wokingham Supervision
£50 - 1hour
£60 - 1.5hour
Concessions available for students

Harley Street Counselling & Psychotherapy
£120 for Individuals

Harley Street Supervision
£95 - 1 hour
£130 - 1.5 hour
BUPA Recognised Therapist
Pruhealth Approved


Aviva and Vitality Health Legacy Approved Therapist

Further information

Face to Face and Telephone counselling available. I offer daytime and evening appointments. You can also email for more information to orla.gardam@yahoo.co.uk

Counselling takes place in a summer house which is at the front of my home. This offers a quite and relaxed environment for counselling sessions to take place. I am 5mins walk from Wokingham town centre and there is ample car parking space for clients on the driveway.

I also have a Practice in Harley Street W1. For further details please visit my website : www.orlacounselling.co.uk.

80 Easthampstead Road
RG40 2EE


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I have been supervising Counsellors and Psychotherapists for over 17 years in a variety of settings throughout my career including a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Unit, within the NHS and in Private Practice.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Orla Gardam MA MBACP (Accred) Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision

Orla Gardam MA MBACP (Accred) Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision