Counselling and psychotherapy in Sandhurst, Berkshire
Welcome to my site! Contemplating counselling is a daunting prospect, the fact that you are reading this suggests that you have taken the first steps to making sense of feelings and experiences that are troubling you. I hope that by exploring these pages, you will gain a better understanding of what therapy is about, and be able to decide whether counselling and indeed I am the right "fit" for you and the issues that you are grappling with at the moment.
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I have been a practising counsellor for the past 15 years, and providing counselling and psychotherapy in Bracknell and Sandhurst for the last 7 years. My practice is easily accessible to Ascot, Bracknell, Camberley and the Berkshire/Surrey/Hampshire borders. As a counsellor registered with the Accredited Voluntary Register and a member of the BACP, I am committed to providing a confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic environment for you.
My approach is holistic, so you bring more than just your problems to counselling - I like to focus on you as a whole person: mind, body and soul. While I wouldn't like to limit the issues you bring with you, I am experienced in helping clients who are experiencing difficulties with :
I work with both adults and young people on an individual basis, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. We would decide together at the initial session whether long term or short term therapy is suitable for you. At the moment, I am also providing Play Therapy to children within a local primary school.
As an Integrative Humanistic counsellor, my theoretical background is Person - Centred, Gestalt and Existentialism. To find out more about these approaches, and some others, just CLICK HERE
Teaching Counselling and Psychotherapy
In addition to my private practice, I lecture on a Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma in Reading, and an Integrative Counselling Diploma taught in both Bracknell and Reading. I frequently see trainee counsellors from other counselling courses who are required to undergo therapy as part of their training.
For the practising counsellor...
I supervise both trainee and qualified counsellors. I offer individual and group supervision, using the Hawkins and Shohet Seven Eyed Model of Supervision. I hope that supervision with me is a place where you will feel received and renewed, where both you and your clients are attended to. Please contact me for further information on costs for both individual and/or group supervision, and availability of places in groups.
Location and parking
My Sandhurst practice is within easy reach of Ascot,Bracknell, Farnborough and Camberley, with parking on street.
Thoughts from my desk...
This year, I will be posing a series of personal development questions each month...Whilst these questions may seem to have little relevance to your daily life and the things that concern or trouble you, I urge you to allow the playful part of yourself to engage with the process and do something different. Perhaps by coming back each month to participate in an activity, you will learn something about yourself and your strengths along the way.
Looking at things anew...
I've had visitors from abroad staying with me this month. Apart from the excitement of catching up with people face to face in a way that technology still doesn't allow, and seeing some beautiful parts of the country as I take my guests around the countryside, what I notice is how both they and I have grown in the time since we last saw each other.
The responsibilities of my life, the landscape of my life has changed in that time and that necessarily changes how I view the big and little things in life now. And the same is true for my guests, the people I thought I knew inside out! So in those changes, new conversations develop, new ways of getting to know familiar faces. I notice that I'm asking myself "If it isn't as it always was, is that okay? Is there enough adventure left in me to get to know these new frontiers to our relationships ? "
That started me thinking of you! Maybe there are new ways of looking at your relationships too. Perhaps you've suddenly noticed that a once familiar person has grown in ways that you hadn't anticipated and how that has now changed or affected the relationship you have with them. I wonder if you could ask yourself the same questions- "If it isn't as it always was, is that okay? Is there enough adventure left in me to get to know these new frontiers to our relationships ? "; and I wonder what answers will arise for you this month...