Philip Key

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BA (Hons) MBACP Registered
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Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4QD
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor with 7 years of experience. I offer face to face counselling in Thatcham and also offer online counselling and offer both short term and long term therapy . My particular areas of interest are; depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement/ grief, body image, and health related issues (such as long term health conditions). I have worked in private practice for 5  years, after having worked for an NHS talking therapy service for 2 years. 

My practice is based on transactional analysis, which is an evidence-based therapy. I draw on other approaches, where relevant, to tailor the therapy for each client’s unique needs and preferences. 

I offer a free, no-obligation, 30 minute initial meeting. During that meeting we would explore the problems you are seeking counselling for as well as what your goals for counselling are. This meeting will also give you a sense as to whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you. 

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked as a personal trainer for 20 years, which gave me valuable experience in working with people to achieve their goals, overcome obstacles, enhance motivation and pursuing a path of personal growth and transformation. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Skills Level 2 & 3 

Foundation Degree in Counselling and Transactional Analysis 

BA Degree in Transactional Analysis Counselling 

ReDecision Methodology

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£65.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer an initial 30 minute consultation/phone call to explore what has brought you to therapy and the difficulties you are facing allowing a decision to be made to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Thatcham House, Turners Drive, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4QD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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