Vanessa Bunting-Palmer

Vanessa Bunting-Palmer


07849 491121

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About me

The opportunity to be listened to, in confidence and without judgement, is the essence of counselling.  From this basis it then becomes possible to build a trusting relationship which can help you to make sense of past or present life experiences.

Arranging an initial appointment is the first step towards this change.  Our first meeting gives you the opportunity to talk about what brings you to counselling and what you hope to get out of it, to ask any questions you may have and for us to discuss how we might work together.

I work both long-term, with no limit set in advance on the number of sessions, and time limited, usually for an initial 6 sessions, which is then reviewed.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Psychodynamic counsellor with many years of experience working with both adults and young people.  I have worked in a BACP Accredited counselling service, and currently work in a school and privately.  I also have over 20 years’ experience as a teacher and Head of Year in a secondary school.  Although psychodynamically trained, I have also incorporated different theories into my practice and this enables me to work flexibly, both with the traditional ‘talking therapy’ and with the use of creative tools, including sandplay.

I hold both a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters Degree in Counselling, awarded by the University of Reading.  I have regular supervision and continue to develop my skills with regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  As a registered and accredited member of the BACP I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework.

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My fees are £40 for a 50-minute counselling session. This fee also applies to the initial assessment session.

Maps & Directions

Yateley, GU46

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme