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Tara Economakis, Dip.Adv.Hyp (N-SHAP), MNHPC, UKCP and BUPA registered

Hungerford RG17 & Newbury RG14
01488 685151 01488 685151 07768 152614 07768 152614 Registered / Accredited
Hungerford RG17 & Newbury RG14

About me

My professional practice covers Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, and is dedicated to helping clients find ways to cope more effectively with the demands of everyday living. For over 15 years I have used counselling, psychotherapy and hypnosis to relieve suffering and distress, and help people make lasting changes in ways that are important to them.

I have had extensive training, and utilise numerous tools to facilitate change.As a result I can be of help in so many areas.  I work with:

children (fears, night terrors, bedwetting, school and concentration problems, self-esteem issues)


people with health and procedural problems (fears, phobias, pain);

clients with debilitating habits and behaviours (smoking, gambling, drinking, weight and eating issues);

overstressed and anxious men and women, including those suffering from the extreme symptoms of panic attacks

employees, managers, and even the retired who may be experiencing depression, insomnia, or grief.;

athletes who want to stay at the top of their game

anyone who wishes to eliminate limiting beliefs which are holding them back from their own natural excellence and fulfilling life
Since the moment we were born we have been storing information, experiences, talents, memories, beliefs, values and ways of reacting to situations. We each have inside ourselves all the answers to our questions, and all the solutions to our problems, based on our own life experiences..  Working together I support my clients in their search for these solutions.  We can change the way we think about things, look from new perspectives, and thus change the way we experience and feel about them.

My work is brief, effective, and totally client centered.  Please see my website  www.lastingchanges.co.uk for fuller information

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited CRUSE Bereavement Counsellor
  • Advanced Degree in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy from The National School of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
  • European Certificate of Psychotherapy
  • Tinnitus Practitioner  (Certified by the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy)
  • HypnoBirthing Practitioner and Fertility Therapist
  • Diploma in Performance Coaching
  • Integrated Eye Movement Therapist (IEMT)
  • Certified in Sequent Repatterning Therapy (SRT) for Misophonia
  • Experienced in working with children

Specialist Trainings in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gambling Addictions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Managing Addictive Behaviours (including Eating Disorders), Pain Management, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Tinnitus, Phobias.

I am trained in the use of The Enneagram, a comprehensive and precise system for self-knowledge and a tool for disengaging wifrom unsatisfactory personal patterns, behaviours, and old ways of thinking
I also work with women who are experiencing fertility problems, tokophobia  (fear of pregnancy/childbirth), postnatal depression and Detrusor Instability ("unstable bladder").

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

Tokophobia (fear of pregnancy/birth)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


I offer a half hour consultation free of charge. Please enquire for hourly rates and concessions.

I am also BUPA and AVIVA registered for those with insurance.

Further information

As a highly qualified professional, I offer a safe and confidential space for clients to explore issues, difficult feelings, phobias, negative habits and fears.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Chilton Foliat


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Conversational French and Greek


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

Near exit 14 of the M4


Standard working days, plus weekends and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Tara Economakis, Dip.Adv.Hyp (N-SHAP), MNHPC, UKCP and BUPA registered

Tara Economakis, Dip.Adv.Hyp (N-SHAP), MNHPC, UKCP and BUPA registered

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