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Wendy MacMillan

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4
0753843024 0753843024

About me

Are you feeling distressed, anxious or depressed and don’t understand what’s going on in your life or just need someone safe to talk to, you can phone me on: 07538483024 and talk about your counselling needs and if you want counselling with me, we can then book our first session at a time that suits us both.

I have worked as a counsellor for Mind for the last four years, I have experience in couple counselling and my own personal awareness gives me a good intuitive ability.

I have learnt many different theories and viewpoints which gives me a whole range of tools that I can use for clients. The person-centred theory is my basis as I believe that we have our own answers, we just need help in clarifying and acquiring as much self-awareness as we can to enhance our wellbeing.  Sometimes that just means having the right conditions for someone to feel safe enough to talk without judgement or interruption. When we find ourselves bereft (the loss of people, jobs, dreams and time), we need comfort and a place to grieve.  Friends and family are a really good support, and it's helpful to have advice but we need to find a way of understanding ourselves and making our own choices.


Counselling isn’t about giving advice, it’s about promoting client’s potential, allowing someone to personally grow, I do this by using my personal knowledge and my many years of education in counselling and psychology.

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychology Bsc (Hons) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling.

I have worked for MIND since 2016 as a counsellor where I have learnt much about mental health and the pain and unhappiness that it can cause.

I am a down to earth, common sense therapist that uses all my knowledge to help my clients.  I have a degree in psychology Bsc (Hons) and a diploma in couple counselling and worked for Relate for five years.

I have counselled for Age UK and have worked for an Acquired Brain Injury Clinic for the NHS working as a Research Assistant. I worked for the NHS in a Rehabilitation for older people for their dietary requirement, all of which has given me a better understanding of physical and mental issues that people experience.

I also have a diploma in an integrative course with the core modality of person-centred with an understanding of Transnational Analysis and CBT.  As a counsellor I am continually adding to my knowledge with short courses on different subject such as EFT Emotional Freedom Technique and Mindfulness.

I offer clients homework, only if you want to, such as writing and drawing specific to you.  This helps with people's self-awareness.  It's beneficial to use as many different mediums as possible if you are interested in expanding your awareness.

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

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

  • £50 per 50 minute session. £35 for Counselling Students.

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire
HP4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

No stairs and downstairs toilet available

Availability

To be arranged with the client. I can do some times during the day, evenings and Saturdays.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Wendy MacMillan

Wendy MacMillan