Rayner Ward Dip. Couns. Registered Member BACP
07982 978 555
Working face to face, by telephone and online.
Are you …
- feeling stuck, lost, unsure, left behind?
- emotions out of control?
- stressed by caring?
- change not living up to expectations?
- something unexpected caught you off guard?
Confronting the pain together - Anxiety, Relationship woes, Poor Health, Caring, Family or Work stress, feeling low or sad.
When I was born my parents were told I would never walk, talk, sit up of feed myself. Today I am a BACP registered counsellor and supervisor based in Egham. With a special interest in loss I work long and short term with adults adapting to change. I have experience of working with; Abuse, anger, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, carer support, confidence, depression, disabilities, guilt, health concerns, relationships, redundancy, trauma, stress and life limiting illness. 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, to explore your options and discover what is right for you. Together we can work towards that.
Who am I?
I am Rayner Ward, a Person Centred Counsellor and Supervisor. Person centred counselling is 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.
So, what's counselling?
As a counsellor I am there to listen to you exploring your concerns. I aim to provide an accessible non-judgmental, safe and confidential space for you to talk openly.
Many people experience moments of muddle in life. Sometimes life just doesn't seem to make any sense. Counselling is about enabling you to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe place with someone who does not know you and is otherwise unconnected with your life.
As a counsellor I will listen, not judge or criticize you. I will be with 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. Our work together can be long or short term.
How does it work?
I offer an initial 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 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.
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 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 trainings.
I co-ordinate a BACP Private Practice Regional Network Group.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Special interest in; Loss, Well-being, Carers, Older Adults.
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As part of your ongoing commitment to your 1:1 therapy your financial contribution is £55 per session.
Sessions are 50 minutes.
I operate a minimum 48 hour cancellation policy.
Student concessions considered on request.
Payment is accepted by cash/BACS/PAYPAL
Ground Floor office with parking, (fees apply).
Egham, bus routes 71, 441, 500, 556 and 557 all stop close by and Virginia Lodge is 1 minute walk away from Egham Railway Station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Our room is ground floor with blue badge parking opposite. Toilet facilities. Please let me know any particular requirements and I will do my best to accommodate you.
I work from Egham, TW20 on a range of days and times.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I aim to support you with your development whether you are in training or continuing good practice. I am to offer a supportive relationship in which growth can occur. .