Since the Government directive on 23rd March concerning social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic, Coach House Counselling will be offering telephone, Skype or Zoom consultations only and no face-to-face sessions until the latest restrictions have been lifted. We feel it is important to act collectively in a responsible way to help each other and protect the most vulnerable in society. This is a familiar way of working for us, and we would like to reassure our existing and potential clients, that after just a few minutes, this way of working together feels perfectly natural. We continue to offer this service with confidentiality as if working face-to-face. We ask that you too, ensure that your environment offers a safe space to be able to talk to us openly too. We are mindful of the ever-changing government updates and considering how best to practice so we continue to work safely and professionally. Please continue to visit our website for updates.
We have added tips on how to draw on your own coping strategies during this pandemic, please see the last tab on our website.
In the meantime stay safe, stay at home and stay well.
Counsellor (BACP Accredited) and Psychotherapist in Hook, Hartley Wintney, and Finchampstead
WHO AM I?
Whilst we may all share similar challenging experiences such as anxiety, bereavement, difficulties in relationship to name but a few, every person's perspective on life events is unique to you and the meaning you attach to these experiences. This is why I love working with my clients as no two people are the same. Working collaboratively together, my approach is to facilitate change and bring about positive outcomes where perhaps feelings of hopelessness and helplessness have crept in and you feel stuck in a negative cyle. I can work short-term (although recommend a minimum of six sessions), or long-term, giving you as much time as you need to really explore patterns of behaviour (since we are creatures of habit), and finding new ways to lead your life to be as fulfilling as possible. To be the person you want to be, and not the person you think everyone wants or expects you to be i.e. living authentically. As well as my private practice for counselling in Hartley Wintney and Finchampstead near Wokingham, for several years I have been part of the team at the counselling department at Royal Holloway University of London, working with young people whom may present with such issues as anxiety and depression, self-harm, self-medication, exam stress and relationship difficulties. I also have experience of working long term with adults in the voluntary sector at an agency offering therapy within Finchampstead, Wokingham and Hartley Wintney, near Hook.
Here are just a few testimonials from past clients; "I honestly believe that without your help, that my Christmas would have been so different as I would have been suffering from anxiety and depression again. For that I am so grateful".
"I would never have imagined I could feel so happy and comfortable in my own skin, or that I could respect and like myself as I do now .... so thank you".
"I appreciate your attentiveness, and I feel you have helped me during difficult times ...."
"It's rare to find a therapist who you feel so comfortable around. You have helped facilitate my journey to be at peace with myself on more than one occasion. I would recommend you to anyone. "
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Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Finchampstead and Wokingham
WHO AM I?
Are you looking for a warm approachable counsellor t to talk to in a safe confidential space? If so I can help, I believe that the relationship between myself as the therapist and you as a client, is key to effective therapy. If you need to talk and explore your issues with someone who will listen with empathy; whilst enabling you to develop self-awareness and self-compassion, please contact me to see if we can work together.
I work as a counsellor near Wokingham in Finchampstead with adults and children in private practice and school settings (Counsellors' Profiles). In addition I work in a hospice counselling terminally ill patients, their families and the bereaved.
I have experience of supporting clients with a wide range of issues and challenges, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and stress; all counselling is tailored to individual need, providing personalised support through a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship.
When working with children, I incorporate the language of play and creativity, using therapeutic resources to support the counselling process.
I also have experience of supporting individuals with language and communication difficulties, autistic spectrum and learning difficulties and can differentiate to meet individual needs.
I am professionally qualified, with a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling (FdSc) and a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I come from a background of working in health and education and believe positive mental health and well-being is key to enabling us to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.
You can view my personal profile here (Counsellors' Profiles)
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
We work as counsellors in private practice together, conveniently based on the borders of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, covering a wide area offering counselling in areas which include Hartley Wintney, Hook, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Reading and Bracknell. Coach House Counselling offers face-to-face counselling with both daytime and evening appointments available.
We are trained in Humanistic Counselling, offering a holistic and integrative therapeutic approach, using our core models of Person-Centred, Existentialism and Gestalt. As qualified professional counsellors, we adhere to the BACP Ethical framework and it's values and principles.
From our private, counselling rooms in Finchampstead, Wokingham and Hartley Wintney serving surrounding areas of Hook, Bracknell, and Reading, we offer a safe and nurturing environment, to explore your life challenges and experiences. Building a unique therapeutic relationship, enables you to develop your self-awareness and understanding. Through personal growth and self-trust, we believe you will find the resources and resilience within to cope with and adapt to situations. This in turn, will empower you to recognise and identify patterns of thinking and behaviour, to bring about positive change.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The first session will be an opportunity for you to explore with your counsellor what you wish to achieve from counselling. Your therapist will discuss your relevant history which may include; life experiences, previous counselling, family background and significant relationships, as well as your overall health and well-being. Further sessions with your counsellor will allow for exploration to develop deeper understanding to effect change and growth. Together we can agree on timescales for your counselling journey, be it short-term solution focused, or open-ended long term counselling.
ISSUES WE CAN HELP YOU WITH
We are experienced in helping clients who are finding it difficult to cope with:
* Relationship issues
* Low self-esteem
* Serious illness/ life limiting conditions
* Panic attacks
* Family break-down
These are examples of common issues, it is not intended to be a conclusive list. Please contact us with any other issues you may be experiencing to see if we can help within our counselling rooms near Wokingham, Finchampstead and Hartley Wintney.
FEES AND TERMS & CONDITIONS
£55 per session (50 minutes) for counselling near Wokingham, Finchampstead and Hartley Winteny.
Payments are by cash or by BACS transfer 24 hours in advance of appointment.
Please provide a minimum of 48 hours notice of cancellation to avoid the full amount being charged.
Free parking is available at our counselling rooms in Finchampstead premises. There is limited free parking available at the Hartley Wintney premises, or a pay and display car park is just a few minutes walk away in Monachus Lane.
Please email, text or phone for more information or any questions you may have. We aim to respond to client enquiries as soon as possible, normally within 24 hours.