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Theresa Curtis MBACP COUNSELLOR Adults, Couples & Young People

Reading, Berkshire, RG5
07780163515 07780163515

About me

A warm welcome to you and thank you for visiting my counselling page.

UPDATE January 2021 - COVID With social distancing, self-isolating, and the fear that we may become ill, my usual way of face-to- face counselling has been affected. Like many therapists, I have undertaken extensive online training and I now offer online (webcam) counselling which gives you the client a way to see your counsellor face to face from your computer. Being able to see one another gives you the benefits you get from in person counselling but with the convenience and safety of online therapy (please visit my website for more information)

My name is Theresa and I am passionate in supporting adults, young people and couples with issues that may be having a negative impact on their lives. Whether this is anxiety, depression, loss, relationships, stress, or any other aspects of your life that are causing you conflict within.

Do you wish for an environment where you can feel free to talk deeply, honestly, and comfortably, without judgement?

Do you want to be able to address the stuff in your head that may feel scary to say out loud in case it pulls you under?

​Do you want a more professional insight when discussing your current situation and working towards change and growth, and not just a quick fix?

Whatever it is, no matter who you are or what challenges you face, you do not need to deal with this alone. I am here to offer an empathetic, professional ear. I care about my work and whilst I do not promise miracles, I do promise that I will give it everything I have.

If you’ve read this far, I’m guessing you’re ready to do the same for yourself.

Clients come to see me for many reasons:

  • ​to cope with the pressures of modern life
  • impact of the pandemic and the changes and loss of coping mechanisms
    anxiety and/or depression
  • stress
  • difficult emotions that may be rooted in the past but affecting you in the present
  • feeling stuck and constantly repeating the same mistakes
  • sense of sadness, feeling lost and alone
  • family, divorce or relationships maybe part of the problem

How do I choose the right counsellor?

Finding the right counsellor for you can make a huge difference to your comfort level and to positive outcomes. Although I hold qualifications in counselling, these bits of paper are not as important as the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client.  I have spent many years working within a variety of professional settings, creating a therapeutic space and honing a sensitive and considered approach that makes for a welcoming, safe and contained environment.

My therapy room is conveniently located in Woodley close to Reading, Winnersh, Wokingham, Earley, Hurst, Twyford and Sonning. If you would like to start the conversation please either email or phone/text 07780163515.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards.

Theresa

Please have a look at my website www.theresacurtiscounselling.com and facebook page for more information about the way I work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Membership

I am a Registered Member of the BACP, the professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists. This means the training I have undertaken meets BACP standards for accredited counsellor training and confirms my validity of my qualifications and professional status as a competent and effective counsellor.

Qualifications

  • MBACP - Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling (Greenwich University)
  • COSRT Certificate in Couples Therapy
  • Bereavement Support Foundation Course with Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Counselling Skills Theory NCFE Level 3
  • Counselling Skills NCFE Level 1&2

Experience

I regularly undertake continued professional development courses to enrich my skills and practice.  Some of which include:

  • Understanding Trauma/PTSD
  • Shame and Self-Harm
  • A Child's Grief
  • Young People and the Meaning of Self-esteem
  • Anger and the Silent Teen
  • Awareness In Bereavement Training
  • Extensive Safeguarding Training and Child Protection
  • Sex and Sexuality
  • Attachment and Trauma
  • Managing Anxiety Disorder and ADHD
  • Online and Telephone Certificate (80 hours)
  • Working Creatively with the Inner Child in Counselling

In addition to my work with adults, I have worked extensively with young people. I have worked within secondary schools in Ascot, Bracknell, Windsor and Sandhurst.

Young people may not want to talk to teachers or parents when they have a problem and counselling can be a very different and positive experience. Drugs, eating disorders, self harm, bullying, exam stress, family and relationship problems are just some of the issues that young people bring into my counselling room. It is a place for them to learn how to express themselves. This may be through words or creatively. It is a safe, confidential space.

Just call, text or email to see how I can help or look at my website for more information.

I offer reduced rates for young people up to the age of 18.

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

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

Fees

Face to Face and Online Sessions

Adults - £50 - 50 minute session

Couples - £60 - 60 minute session

18's and under - £40 - 40 minute session

I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation for people interested in therapy. Contact me to arrange a call or to book an initial first session.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I am happy to be contacted by email (as above), by text message on 07780 163515, or you can phone me Monday to Friday. Please let me know when it is convenient to reply and whether you can accept return text messages and emails in order that I may respect your confidentiality.

Woodley
Reading
Berkshire
RG5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

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

Flexible hours - evening, day and Saturday morning - please phone/text or email to discuss your requirements.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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Theresa Curtis MBACP COUNSELLOR Adults, Couples & Young People

Theresa Curtis MBACP COUNSELLOR Adults, Couples & Young People