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 the counselling journey.
Connection and intuition play a vital role in finding the right therapist for you and it is essential that you find the right therapist. If you have got as far as reading my profile then the process of developing a therapeutic relationship may have already begun. 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.
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 also run a two hour group which includes meditation and talking therapy for those that would prefer a softer more relaxed approach.
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 centre 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. I am a Schools Counsellor, a Therapeutic Foster Carer, Child and Young Persons Advocate and a Reiki Master.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Existential and Person Centred Counselling/Psychotherapy 2003.
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling 2000.
Professional development training in:
Addiction and Phobias
Children's play therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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£40 per session for individuals, £60 couples.
If you would prefer to talk on the phone, please leave a message and I will call you back for a 'jargon' free chat.
If you are still unsure I can arrange for you to have a brief discussion with people I have worked with in the past.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evenings
Types of client