Wendy Walker MBACP (Registered)
Taking the first step can be a scary prospect, I know I've been there! The number of therapists available can be overwhelming. Who will be able to help you best? What do the qualifications mean? Although there are so many approaches, most counsellors will usually agree that the relationship is the most important part of counselling.
I am a warm, honest and genuine, professionally qualified experienced counsellor and 'just another' person with the trained skills, professional and life experiences to offer you the conditions to begin to reflect on you, your inner world, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. That includes couples, individuals and children.
Is something troubling you? Do you feel a constant lack of contentment? Does anxiety and fear hold you back? Do you continue to say "this can't go on"? I can offer the help you need to explore these feelings and start to feel better about yourself and your life.
I am an accredited Parenting Practitioner and use the Triple P model if you are struggling to manage behaviour of your children from 1 - 16 years.
My clients have said : "I feel so much more aware of why I behave in certain ways"; "I can't quite say how I've changed, but things are a million times better in my relationship"; "without the opportunity to talk this through I don't think I could have gone on"; "I feel amazing, like I have had an emotional workout"; "I feel supported from the inside knowing I'm coming here"; " Therapy is healthy".
I have over 15 years of qualified experience of working with individuals and young people. I love what I do. I work in a person centered way, meaning I can work with almost any topic you decide to work on, even if you are not sure what that is, sometimes new feelings arise and the work can change direction, this is one advantage of the person centered approach.
I am also a qualified Parenting Practitioner and have helped many families overcome challenging times, particularly during adolescence.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Existential and Person Centered Counselling/Psychotherapy 2003.
Certificate in Person Centered Counselling 2000.
Certificate in Work with Couples - COSRT Endorsed
Professional development training in:
Addiction and Phobias
Children's play therapy
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial 30 minute session free of charge.
Session fees start from £40.
If you would prefer to talk on the phone, please leave a message and I will call you back for a 'jargon' free chat.