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Supervisor, CTA, MSc (Psych), Dip Psych, Dip Couns UKCP

About me

Hello, my name is Stephanie. I am a Supervisor, Certified Transactional Analyst and a fully qualified psychotherapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor with a masters in Transactional Analysis (TA) based in Bracknell Forest, Berkshire. I use relational TA as my main theoretical framework but also draw on other therapeutic methods.

I work with teenagers and adults and I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, stress, self-harm, relationship issues, school or work-related problems and childhood trauma.

Research indicates that the single most important aspect of successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your life and relationships, your experiences, thoughts and feelings. We can work on developing your self-awareness by gaining an understanding of any stuck repetitive patterns of unfulfilling behaviour or negative thinking. With self-awareness comes new choices and new choices lead to positive change and a new way of being.

If this is your first time in therapy, or you are unsure whether I am the right therapist for you, I offer a free phone call in the first instance during which you can ask me any questions and get a feel for how we communicate together. If we choose to proceed, we can agree a therapeutic contract in which we may decide upon a limited number of sessions, or longer term open-ended work.

I adhere to the UK Council for Psychotherapy Code of Ethics and am a member of this organisation.

My practice is within easy reach of the M3 and M4.

I offer appointments during the day and evenings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training

  • Certificate in Supervision
  • CTA - Certified Transactional Analyst - Metanoia Institute, London
  • MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute, London affiliated to Middlesex University
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute, London
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Metanoia Institute, London
  • Emerging from the Emergency - Onsite intervention work in the aftermath of a traumatic event 2018
  • CPD Body Work & Somatic Resonance Training with Bill Cornell Lyon 2017,2018, 2019
  • Member of IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysts)
  • Member of EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysts)
  • Member of Metanoia Institute www.metanoia.ac.uk
  • Member of UKCP (Accred.)

Experience

  • Supervisor at a Berkshire based Charity for young people 2020 - ongoing
  • Psychotherapist in private practice working with young adults and adults
  • Counsellor and Pyschotherapist - Berkshire based Charity for young people. 2013 - 2020
  • School & 6th form Counsellor at an independent day and boarding school based in Berkshire. 2016 - 2019
  • Counsellor - Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Service MCPS for adults. 2014 - 2015

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fees are £60 per session for individual counselling. Sessions last for 50 minutes - usually at the same time every week.

My fees for couples counselling are £70 per session. Sessions last for 60 minutes - usually at the same time every week.

When I work

I work daytime and evenings.

Warfield, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
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