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About me

I am here to help you if you need to explore something which is causing you distress, and support you in finding a way to make the necessary changes to move forward.

This may be something that has happened recently, or in the past, or something that has always been a struggle. Together we begin by exploring how your issue impacts you on a day to day basis, how it influences various aspects of your life and the ways in which it hinders you. From there we try to understand where it has come from, and why it is so powerful before looking at what needs to change in order to allow you to live your life in the way you wish to.

We all have the ability to make changes but sometimes we think, believe or behave in a way which prevents us from realising that potential, leaving us stuck, trapped or going round in circles. By working together we can try to identify and shift the obstacles which are standing in your way.

Our work together will be a collaborative partnership that goes at your pace and lasts for as many sessions as you feel you need. I will not tell you what to do or give you homework, but work with you towards you therapeutic goal.

I am also an advanced practitioner in EFT (sometimes known as tapping) and offer one-off single sessions allowing the chance to explore an issue using this technique. Sessions involve tapping on acupressure points whilst discussing the experience or feeling you wish to work through, aiming to reduce the emotional impact and allow you to move forwards. It is useful for removing “mental blocks”, reducing anxiety around certain situations, tackling negative thought patterns, increasing motivation, or improving confidence.

Because these are single sessions, working on something with roots in complex trauma would not be appropriate but if you would like to talk about we can combine EFT with longer term counselling, I would be happy to discuss

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Humanistic counsellor who combines Existential, Gestalt and Person Centred therapy. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to their ethical guidelines for good practice at all times, and have regular supervision to ensure the safety of my clients and the effectiveness of my work.

I began my Counselling training in 2010 and have been working as a counsellor since 2014

I began Kingsclere Counselling Service in 2016 to provide a space which is warm, welcoming, reassuring and safe; in which members of the local community can receive the highest standard of therapy based on robust knowledge, strong ethics, and professionalism.

Member organisations

BACP

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

Small Business pressures
Family businesss issues
Work life balance
Rural mental health
Farming mental health
Succession planning issues
Family Dynamics
Identity and Personal Growth                                                                               Caring for others

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

From £55.00 to £80.00

Additional information

Weekly Counselling Sessions are £55 and last for 50 minutes                                      Single Session EFT therapy is £80 for up to an hour.
Payment by Cash or Card, unfortunately I do not take Cheques

Kingsclere Counselling Service
Robinson Cottage
Folly Farm
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG26 5GJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Sharon May - MBACP

Sharon May - MBACP