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Surrey/Berkshire Counselling
There are various factors that contribute to the way we think, feel, and behave. Taken together they can produce symptoms of sadness, depression, anxiety, fear, stress, helplessness, hopelessness, anger, or frustration. Counselling can provide the support that you need.

I believe that healing comes through relationships. Working together we will craft a therapy that is informed by both my awareness and experience of ideas and practices from a wide range of different therapeutic approaches and your life experiences, abilities and personal resources. This framework creates an atmosphere of discovery and a positive approach to therapy that will help to reduce symptoms, open up choices and provide new possibilities for you.

There is no charge for the initial session, I believe it is important that you feel we are a good fit before we begin therapy. In that initial meeting I will share with you how I work and what to expect in counselling, we will discuss a general idea of what you are experiencing and how we will work together. If that feels right for you we will then contract for 6 sessions. After the 6 sessions we will do a review and plan together for the next 6 sessions or begin to work toward an ending.

Trauma & PTSD

I studied Somatic Trauma Therapy, taught by Babette Rothschild, author of the bestselling The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment. The training is grounded in the belief that the therapist working with trauma must become familiar with many theories, techniques and treatment models to ensure that therapy will always be tailored to the needs of the individual client. This method uses both traditional and alternative theories of PTSD including (but not limited to) those developed by: Bessel van der Kolk, Judith Herman, M.D. at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; the Bodynamic Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Peter Levine, Ph.D., Ergos Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Solution Focused Coaching

Solution-focused coaching - also known as solution-focused brief therapy or brief therapy - is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. Although it acknowledges present problems and past causes, it predominantly explores an individual's current resources and future hopes. This can help them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals.

Mindfulness
Mindfulness is based on scientific principles that teach you how to move from doing mode into being mode. This allows you to be fully engaged with the present and not become caught in thoughts of the past or the future. In being mode your brain and body can rest and repair. Mindfulness is a wonderful way to learn how to relax. It can also help with many physical and emotional disorders. There is evidence that mindfulness can assist with:

• Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression
• Pain reduction
• Better quality sleep
• Improved health and well being
• Enhanced resilience, creativity, and memory
• Improved concentration, clarity, and focus
• Greater work satisfaction
• Reduced work absence
• Improved work-life balance
• Improved relationships and communication
• Greater confidence and self-esteem

Mindfulness is offered in 1-1 sessions or 8 week courses.

Qualifications
I emigrated from the United States with my family in 2009. I earned my Diploma of Higher Education in Theology and Counselling from The London School of Theology and my Post Qualification Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Skills from the Grove, in London. I received a Post Graduate Certificate of Completion in Somatic Trauma Therapy from Trauma expert Babette Rothschild. I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am an accredited Mindfulness Teacher, Mindfulness Now. Before Counselling I had a twenty-year career in Business, worked in Ministry, and as a Life Coach.

Training, qualifications & experience

Associate of Arts Degree, University of Florida, 1984

Level A and Level B Psychological Testing, The British Psychological Society, 2010

Diploma in Higher Education in Theology and Counselling, London School of Theology, 2015

Internship the Awareness Centre (Low Cost and NHS), London 2015-2017

Certificate in CBT Skills, The Grove, London, 2015

Post Graduate Certificate of Completion in Somatic Trauma Therapy (SIBAM, Outlining, Body Awareness, Bodynamic Analysis Running Technique) in 2017.

Accreditation Mindfulness Now, Teacher, The Devon School of Mindfulness 2019

Additional Training

Biblical Counselling, Waverly and REMA models

Making Trauma Therapy Safer

Baby Loss and Miscarriage

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Narrative Therapy

Addiction

Dissociate Disorder

Preventing Loneliness in Later Life

Dealing with Distress, Working with Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation

Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression

Mindfulness Now, Teacher Training

Neuroplaticity

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

Online Therapy, Teleheath for Mental Heath Professionals

Behind the Screen, Working Online

Child Sexual Abuse, Hope for Healing

Nutrition and Mental Health

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety, Panic, Relationship, Stress, Trauma, Spirituality, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Expat experience, Law Enforcement Officers, Protection Officers, Intelligence Officers, Mindfulness.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

From £50.00 to £120.00
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

£50-£120 per session, concessions available.

£400 for 8 week Mindfulness Course

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, from 2:00 through 18:00.

Face to Face and Online.

Further information

My theoretical approach is Integrative, Relational, Creative, CBT, Somatic.

I do Short term Solution focused Therapy.

I work with individuals age 18 and over.

I have experience working with Expat Community as well as Law Enforcement, Protection, and Intelligence Officers.

I offer 8 Week Mindfulness Coarses

Pembridge Business Centre
Runnymede Malthouse
Malthouse Lane
Egham
Surrey
TW20 9BD

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
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Wendy Jackson, Egham, Registered Member MBACP

Wendy Jackson, Egham, Registered Member MBACP