Rayner Ward - Counsellor & Supervisor
Hello. I am Rayner an experienced Counsellor & Supervisor.
Have you ever been in the situation where you simply don’t know where to turn?
Have you felt confused by the choices available to you or disliked all of them?
Have you not understood how you arrived in this place?
Moments of muddle - we all have them.
Whether it is significant change unexpected, planned or unplanned, on the horizon or out of the blue, sharing how you feel and clarifying your thoughts is a really healthy option. Improve your confidence, sleep better, feel brighter invest in yourself with counselling.
I work with adults directly or indirectly affected by the stress and anxiety of long term health conditions, adapting to change. I offer the flexibility of appointments face to face, online, by telephone, and with employee assistance programs.
I am ...
- Someone who will not offer an opinion or tell you what to do.
- Someone who will support you to find your own way forward.
- Someone who will respect your choice.
With a lifetime of experience managing the maze of health care systems and the impact it has on ourselves and our relationships with others, I can relate to these moments of muddle, I have become a useful woman to know.
I work from a person-centered philosophy based on the belief that within each of us we hold the potential to live our lives to our maximum capacity. I believe it is healthy to admit that sometimes we all need a little help.
Can you relate?
- Bereaved of a loved one, for the life you’ve known, for the ability you’ve taken for granted, walking, talking, thinking, feeling, seeing or hearing?
- Feeling anxious, unsure, sad, angry, stressed, panic, stuck, lost?
- Emotions out of control?
- Relationships not working?
- Feeling overwhelmed or overloaded by caring, health or family issues?
- Change not living up to expectations?
- Something unexpected caught you off guard?
If any of this resonates with you get in touch.
Save your sanity, save time, contact me today.
Counselling with me:
I aim to develop a warm and open working relationship in an accessible, non-judgmental, safe and confidential space for you to talk openly.
Whatever brings us together, talking things through in a unique relationship, can help you to hear yourself, to reflect, explore your options and discover what is right for you. Together we can work towards that.
In our work together I aim to be alongside you as you explore what you would like to be different. No worry is too small – if it’s important enough to worry you it’s important enough to seek counselling. Working with someone who does not know you and is otherwise unconnected with your life often makes this easier than it may seem.
I have experience working with many issues including but not restricted to: abuse, anger, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, carer support, confidence, depression, disabilities, guilt, health concerns, relationships, redundancy, trauma, stress, and life-limiting illnesses.
What happens next...
I offer an initial no further obligation meeting for you to talk openly about your concerns and how you would like things to be different. If we both feel comfortable we will talk about practicalities, agree a regular time and day to meet, along with the cost. Usually, meetings, (sessions), are weekly lasting 50 minutes. I will take some basic details, like name, address and a phone number. Some brief records are kept of each meeting.
If you have any questions, or you would like to come and meet with me for an initial session, then I encourage you to get in touch today, either by telephone: 07982 978 555 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2016 Certificate in Person Centred Supervision (Metanoia Institute)
- 2015 Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness (British Mindfulness Institute)
- 2014 Relationships & Their Impact on Mental Health Led by Mick Cooper & Meg Barker
- 2013 Mindfulness Intensive Wimbledon Guild Led by Zoe Shobbrook, Go Mindfully
- 2012 Introduction to Advocacy Carers UK
- 2012 Advocacy Effective Skills Carers UK
- 2011 Diploma In Person Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
- 2003 Understanding Bereavement (Cruse Bereavement Care)
- 2001 Certificates in Counselling Skills and Theory (AQA - Kingston College)
Whilst completing my diploma I built up experience working with clients in a variety of settings. Qualified and working in private practice I gained relevant experience to return for my certificate in supervision.
I have many years of experience working with clients in their teens to those in retirement including many Carers. I am especially interested in loss - health, heart, home, business, work, family, person or place.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice including regular meetings with a supervisor to monitor my practice, ensuring consistent standards and quality of work as well as attending continued professional development training.
I coordinated a BACP Private Practice Regional Network Group for 5 years.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety, relationship woes, poor health, caring, family or work stress, feeling low or sad.
Special interest in:
- Older Adults
- Long term health concerns
- Life limiting illness
From £60 per session which includes preparation and post meeting administration.
The sessions are 50 minutes.
I operate a minimum 48-hour cancellation policy.
Payment is accepted by BACS
Free parking for the duration of your appointment in a secure car park on a 1st come 1st served basis. On arrival please visit reception to log your details for access.