I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor fully accredited with the UKAHPP, holding UKCP registration to work with adults privately and with children and adolescents in schools. I also see young people outside of the school setting. I am happy to be approached by parents or by school pastoral care staff.
Whether working with you or your children, my approach works on the belief that we are all individuals on our own journeys. Difficulties are like the jungles and deserts of that journey - tough to get through, but coming through, means as changing beings, we emerge stronger. Seeking help is seen as an act of self empowerment, bringing the possibilities for integration, and reaching our true potential through the expressing and meeting of deeply felt needs. That you lead this process is of the utmost importance. I believe that a good therapist is an affirming and sometimes challenging guide. I am committed to meeting your needs - or the needs of your family. As a result, a high percentage of my business is from repeat customers and referrals.
I am experienced with clients in a range of areas. See below for a fuller list.
Mindfulness can play a central role in my approach, but need not and is not always appropriate. Where appropriate it is introduced through a subtle integration with the psychotherapeutic approach. If agreed, sessions can be a more direct opportunity to provide support for your mindfulness practice from an experienced practitioner and to work in depth through the arising emotional experiences. I am trained in leading student and teacher groups and in supporting individuals in their practice as well as, in working with the deeper emotional process.
Dream work: I often work with people looking at their dreams. It is a powerful and emotional process of discovery. You discover what they mean to you, what they hold for you, how they make you feel, what real life events they relate to. I only work with dreams if people express a wish to do so and if the process is a comfortable one for the individual concerned. This varies from person to person.
I also offer supervision on dreamwork, play and creativity, role play and the more creative aspects of the therapeutic process. Supervision for counsellors working with children is also available. I hold a BPS approved training certificate in supervision skills.
I take pride in offering services at the height of the therapeutic profession. Fully insured and accredited by leading professional body UKCP, you can trust me to deliver the best in warmth, understanding and expertise.
I provide support for :-
Anxiety in children, young people, young adults, teenage years, pre-school, sleep, illness, bereavement, anxiety with school/work engagement, learning support, bullying issues ( from all perspectives ), dyslexia emotional support, disability support, counselling in schools, parenting issues, miscarriage, parent and child support, pregnancy, mother and baby support, play therapy, Aspergers Syndrome, cancer and the family, menopause support, addictions, lifestyle adjustment, support with chronic physical conditions (e.g. MS, Lupus, glandular fever, Sjorgren's syndrome, ME, Chronic fatigue and undiagnosed conditions), hearing voices, self-harm, low self-esteem, low self-confidence; bipolar issues, intrusive thoughts, depression, suicidal feelings, sleeping issues, eating disorders, transgender, transsexual, bisexual gay/lesbian issues, cross-dressing, queer and questioning issues, isolation, fears, and phobias, loss through suicide, mindfulness informed counselling approaches, elderly life story or emotional support/contact. (Home visits for disabled clients). It is my intention never to pathologise or label based on thoughts feelings and emotional processes.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Wendy McLaughlin PGDip BSc Hons UKAHPP Accredited UKCP Reg. Supervision Skills BPS trained.
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor of 18 yrs post qualifying experience. Supervisor training : BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision. Spaces available. Counselling Supervision and Cross professional supervision
- Young People
- Supervision for counsellors and volunteer counsellors and other roles in schools
- 25 yrs experience with young people in schools
- 10 years as a school Counsellor at the Cherwell School
- Play therapy
- PGDip Observational Psychoanalytic work with children, young people and families
- Mindfulness for teachers, parents & young people
- Talking therapy for young people
- Therapeutic groups for young people
- Dream work
- Working with parents
- University student support
- Counselling support for teachers
- University Staff
- NHS Staff
- 1-1 mindfulness and self compassion
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Undiagnosed physical conditions- support
Chronic Fatigue and ME
Post traumatic stress and cultural re-integration after travel
Mindfulness Practice, support and feedback.
Rates: Adults and Children. £60 and £55 respectively (Oxford ); First Consultation for Counselling is free for a 50 min session ( though I may need to charge for room hire, depending on where and when you prefer to meet )
Please Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will reply within 24hours.
Insurance claim Payments:
I am happy to work with clients who are paying via insurance claims; I am an Aviva and WPA insurance registered Provider. I need to see prior written evidence of an agreement by insurers to pay. Excess which is due to be paid by the client, will be billed to the client directly from me at the end of the each of the first few sessions until the excess amount has been reached. Further sessions will continue after excess is settled. Missed sessions will count as one of the offered sessions.
I will give you at least 7 days notice of holidays and will not charge you, of course, if I have to cancel which would be rare. I ask clients also to give me 7 days notice ( to avoid charge ) and to carry the cost of short notice cancellations due to ill health and changes of plan etc. I usually take a break from work during Oxfordshire School's half-terms and holidays ( unless arranged otherwise ).