Sheila Ovenden

Newbury RG20 & Basingstoke RG21
07765 102417 07765 102417

About me

Counselling for over 20 years, I offer both open-ended and short-term support to assist my clients with a wide range of difficulties and life challenges; I work with Individuals, young people and couples who may be facing difficult or sensitive personal issues. I offer you professional confidential, experienced help with personal concerns

Psychodynamically trained I have studied a variety of approaches (Integrative) to cater for the variety of issues my clientele may bring (including Narrative Humanistic, and CBT Therapies).

Supporting emotional issues, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, loss, bereavement, abuse, anger management, stress, feeling stuck, eating disorders, personal difficulties, depression, sexual issues, coping with change, work-related concerns, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) among others.

In addition to my private practice, I have worked / work in various agency settings such as Local Counselling Services, Employer Assisted Programs, Ssafa, ECC Services Futures for children GP surgery, The Partnership, Medical Diagnostics, CBT Health and with the elderly.

As an experienced MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I can provide potential clients with an initial informal 15-minute telephone discussion free of charge to assess if Counselling is the way forward for you

There are times in your life that things just don't go as planned and you need a professional to help you to explore unspoken feelings and concerns in a supportive and confidential space.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Adolescents and Young People
  • Certificates in Couples Counselling
  • Certificate in Coaching Skills
  • Certificate in CBT
  • Certificate Working With Eating Disorders
  • Counselling GP. Surgery
  • Assessment Counsellor
  • CRB checked

Also other numerous Certificate trainings in Mental Health Issues, Self-Harm, Substance Abuse, Psychopathology, Dreams, NLP etc.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

            £50 to £60 per session for Individuals &
            £70.00 for Couples.

Session fees are negotiable across a range which is intended to take into account location and individual circumstances including income and affordability

I am offering some reduced fee appointments during this time of anxiety and change

Further information

I am currently available for telephone consultations

Kingsclere Village Club / Library
Kingsclere
Newbury
Hampshire
RG20 5NH

Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 7NU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages No

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am currently taking telephone consultations and have some availability for Daytime and Evening appointments

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Sheila Ovenden

Sheila Ovenden