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MBACP COUNSELLOR Adults, Couples & Young People

About me

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

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.

Like many therapists, I have undertaken extensive online training. I 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).

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)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Face to Face/Online Sessions

Adults - £60 

Couples - £75

18's and under - £50 

Please contact me via email, text or phone to book in for your first session. Alternatively, I can offer a free short telephone consultation for people interested in therapy and would like some more information.

Please check your emails, as sometimes delivered into junk/spam

When I work

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

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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