FdSc MBACP (Accred) Counsellor Hartley Wintney, Hook
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I am working with clients face to face at my private therapy room in the discreet premises of Health at Hart in Hartley Wintney, and in early 2022, will begin seeing clients in the splendid surroundings of Wellington Wellness in Stratfield Saye. Some clients may prefer the convenience of having sessions via Zoom and so I am continuing to offer this service, which gives the same level of confidentiality as face to face. I am used to working this way, as indeed many of us now are. After just a few minutes, if feels perfectly natural.
As human beings, we share common experiences such as anxiety, low mood, depression, relationship issues and breakdowns or low self-esteem to name but a few. However, your perspective on these life events is unique to you and the meaning you attach to them. By working collaboratively with you, together we will look for patterns of behaviour and begin to understand where these beliefs come from, what your triggers are, and work on making healthy choices so breaking the cycle of negative thoughts. This therapeutic process will bring about understanding, a sense of self acceptance, self worth and personal fulfilment as well as a feeling of empowerment. Through working within a therapeutic relationship that is non-judgmental and empathic, a self-awareness emerges of inner resourcefulness that brings personal growth and a renewed sense of hope for change. Let past clients tell you their own experiences of working with me in a few testimonials below;
"I honestly believe that without your help, that my Christmas would have been so different as I would have been suffering from anxiety and depression again. For that I am so grateful".
"I would never have imagined I could feel so happy and comfortable in my own skin, or that I could respect and like myself as I do now ..... so thank you".
"It's rare to find a therapist who you feel so comfortable around. You have helped facilitate my journey to be at peace with myself on more than one occasion. I would recommend you to anyone".
I can work both short-term (although a minimum of six sessions is recommended) or open-ended, taking as long as you need to explore unhealthy patterns or coping strategies that may have developed, leaving you feeling 'stuck'.
I have set up my private practice, Coach House Counselling, using private therapy rooms in Hartley Wintney & Stratfield Saye that offer a safe and confidential environment to a wide area also covering Eversley, Yateley, Hook, Reading and Basingstoke. Through my work at Royal Holloway, University of London, I have experience of working with older teenagers and young people, as well as adults with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship breakdowns, disordered eating, low self-esteem and many more.
As a qualified professional, I adhere to the BACP Ethical framework and it's values and principles.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
FdSc Integrative Humanistic Counselling (University of Greenwich)
Certificate Integrative Humanistic Counselling Level 3 (Guildford College)
Advanced DBS check
Fully insured practice
Past & Current Experience:
Royal Holloway, University of London (Counsellor)
Private practice in Wokingham, Finchampstead & Hartley Wintney (Counsellor)
Voluntary sector in Wokingham (Counsellor)
Voluntary sector in Henley-on-Thames (Counsellor)
Approved Therapist for Private Health Care With;
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
£60 per session (50 minutes)
Payment by cash on the day or by BACS transfer 24 hours ahead of appointment.
Please email, text or phone for more information or any questions you may have.
Please provide a minimum of 24 hours' notice of cancellation to avoid 100% cancellation charge.
I aim to respond to client enquiries as soon as possible, normally within 24 hours.
When I work
I am available Monday to Thursday. Please enquire about evening appointments.