Wendy MacMillan

Wendy MacMillan

Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire
HP4

0753843024

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About me

Are you feeling bewildered 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.  People around us always want to give advice when life smacks us, they want to make things better or equally want to express their own pain in various ways. 

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 2015 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

Accredited register membership

Fees

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

Maps & Directions

Berkhamsted, HP4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

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