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Sylvia Friend (MBACP)

Windsor, Berkshire, SL4
07720682092 07720682092

About me

During this time of Covid 19 I will be holding sessions by either online or phone.

I offer you a warm friendly and confidential space where you can talk about what ever is worrying you.  My interactive approach is tailored to you and your needs. You are an individual and I will help you to access your own inner process.

We all experience difficult times in our lives, for some it can be an event, a crisis, for others life can feel like an ongoing struggle of hopelessness and holding no meaning.

By identifying reoccurring patterns it will help you gain the clarity necessary to meet lives challenges

I would like to assist you in reaching the understanding and awareness necessary for you to be more at ease in your life and to access your own inner resolve.

For the past 20 years I have been involved in personal development, health and well being. I would like to help you in gaining some insights into what is concerning you and may be preventing you from being 'yourself'. I am interested in supporting you in finding your own answers and to action them.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training began in 1992, I studied various forms of massage including Swedish massage and Tuina. I became increasingly interested in personal development and the mind body connection. This led me to attend many workshops with the late David Grove and Dr.Ernest Rossi.

Later I gained a Certificate in Existential and Person Centred Counselling at East Berkshire College and continued my training with Nicola Richter at the Academy of Spiritual Attitudes and Awareness where I gained a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

In 2005 I set up a private practice as a Solution Focused Therapist in Canary Wharf. I also delivered long term therapy at the Kingston Womens Centre, where are worked with women of all ages presenting various problems including anxiety, depression, relationship problems and eating disorders. I supported the local parish church offering counselling to parishioners.

Since 2000 I have been a student of the Dao Hua Gong School of Qigong  with Master Zhixing Wang  where I continue to study various forms of meditation for health, well being and spiritual development. My own practise also includes self inquiry. I have travelled many times in China and to many Daoist and Buddhist sacred sites. This experience deepened my understanding of the Qigong practice and ancient culture.

Currently I offer: • online and telephone sessions

Member organisations


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).

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My standard fee is £50 for a 50 minute individual session.

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

What I can help with

Abuse, Addiction(s), Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Eating disorders, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Life Coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Service Veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of Therapies

Humanistic * Person Centred * Transpersonal * Existential*Energy Work

Clients I work with

Adults, Senior Adults

How I deliver therapy Telephone counselling and Online


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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 Unspecified


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm

Types of client

Older adults


Sylvia Friend (MBACP)

Sylvia Friend (MBACP)