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Woodland in Berkshire

Counselling in Wokingham

At our counselling practice in Wokingham, Berkshire we offer a range of counsellors and therapists to cater for all problems and needs.

Our counsellors work with couples or individuals to work through a wide range of problems such as stress, depression, trauma and self-worth issues.

What is therapy and counselling?

Counselling offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things.

How will counselling make me feel?

Therapy is a very personal process. Sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions in the short term, so you may go through a period of feeling worse when you start but better in the long-run.

If you do experience a period of feeling worse, talk to your therapist about it to ensure you get the best out of your therapy.

Will I feel better straight away?

Usually it will take a number of counselling sessions before therapy starts to make a difference.

Does counselling work for everybody?

Often counselling can help everyone in some way. It depends how long you keep going as it's a process that peels back layers to find the hidden truth.

Will I be able to have counselling that understands my cultural background?

Therapists come from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. It should be possible to find an appropriate therapist for your needs.

Is all counselling the same?

No. There are different methods and approaches to therapy, and your chosen therapist will be able to talk to you about their particular method or approach. Its best to have a telephone conversation first to get a feel for a person and see if you can open and share yourself to them. Otherwise, a first meeting will definitely tell you if you can establish a connection with the therapist or not.

What types of counselling are there?

There are many different Types of therapy available. However, in general, research shows that the relationship with your therapist or counsellor is more important than the method they use.

Your choice of type of therapy may be limited depending on where you access it. If you have a preference over the type of therapy, you may choose to seek a private therapist.

Couples counselling

Couples counselling is a popular way of sorting out differences before problems escalate and can end in a break-up or divorce. Our team of highly trained counsellors can help bridge differences between people in relationships to help them untangle their problems and understand their relationship better.

Our Counsellors

Augustine Tun - Diploma, Integrative Counselling - MBACP Registered

Augustine TunYou may be experiencing painful feelings, feel lost, lonely, betrayed, or are going through a time of crisis such as a relationship breakdown or bereavement. Life can bring about complex feelings, from stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, guilt, shame to general feelings of low mood. They may be overwhelming, debilitating and negatively impact your health and well-being.

Whatever your situation we will work together towards a relationship of trust where you can talk and will be listened to without judgement and with acceptance and sensitivity in a safe and confidential space.

I work with adults and young people; using a combination of Humanistic and Psychodynamic therapeutic models to meet your individual needs we will explore past experiences, life choices, values, and how you perceive yourself and experience the world. Through the therapeutic process you can achieve a greater insight and understanding of your situation, and see change in yourself and your relationships.

Please feel free to get in touch by email (augustine@augustinetuncounselling.co.uk) or phone (07746 633 182) if you would like to find out more or book an introductory session.

Sophie Horrox Humanistic Counsellor BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred)

Sophie HorroxI am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, this means that I work with several models of counselling, including Gestalt, Person- Centred and Existentialism. I studied counselling for over five years and as well as my private practice; I have experience working within the NHS, mental health charities and youth settings. I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I hold enhanced DBS Disclosure. I offer one to one, short and long term, counselling to Adults and Young People from the age of 12.

The relationship that is built between Counsellor and Client is integral to the therapeutic process; creating a good working relationship is the glue that holds the process together. I aim to offer a space in which you will feel safe to explore any issues that are troubling you and the opportunity to work on personal development. I will meet you with empathy, unconditional acceptance and bring myself into each session to create the environment in which therapeutic change can occur.

The therapy that I offer is based around gaining awareness, for I believe that with true self-awareness we can overcome any obstacles that we face. Through the exploration of past, present and future, with an emphasis on how you are affected in the here and now, you can begin to break down unhelpful coping strategies and discover a path that is of your own choosing.

If you have any questions about counselling or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact Sophie on 07530 978354 or email sophie@sophiehorrox.co.uk.

Jeanette Ely BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred)

Jeanette ElyI offer individual counselling in a compassionate and sensitive way. My training is integrative and humanistic drawing on various theoretical perspectives. Counselling may not be an easy process, sharing emotional and difficult situations and feelings can be daunting and as well as finding ways to change which may bring mixed feelings, but with my support along the way I believe counselling can lead to a better self-awareness, understanding and the way forward that is right for you.

I have experience working professionally and empathetically with bereavement, loss, trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, anger, self-harm, relationship issues, sex, sexuality, self-esteem, confidence, personal development, work issues, health/ill health in open-ended or short-term counselling.

I am fully qualified, a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), fully insured and hold a current DBS. For more information please feel free to contact me on 07864 367383 or via email info@jeanetteely-counselling.co.uk

Gosia Lanigan - Psychotherpeutic Counsellor, MBACP Reg.

Gosia LaniganI believe feelings and emotions are like our senses; they are part of ourselves to make good use of to live fulfilling lives. They communicate to us crucial information about ourselves and our life circumstances and I believe they mustn’t be ignored.

I am passionate about our psychological health and well-being and committed to aid people on their way to achieve it.

Whether you are struggling with a form of DEPRESSION, STRESS & ANXIETY, BEREIEVEMENT & LOSS, RELATIONSHIPS, ABUSE, CULTURAL TRANSISSIONS, ANGER MANAGEMENT, or ILLNESS you can be assured I will work with you in a non-judgemental, confidential, and professional way.

I see adult clients (18 years of age and up) on a one-to-one basis for weekly 50-minute sessions in both long-term and short-term contracts.

I am fully qualified, registered, insured, and committed to an ongoing continuous professional development. To insure the highest standard of my service I am in regular supervision and personal therapy with professionals who adhere to the same or compatible Code of Ethics (BACP and UKCP).

If you have any questions about counselling or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact Gosia on 07725 941231 or email wokinghamcounselling@gmail.com.

Michael Lipo

Michael LipoI am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) and work with teengagers and adults on an individual basis. I have experience and training in working with depression, anxiety, stress, anger, relationship issues, self-esteem and confidence, life questions, personal development, self-harm, disordered eating.

I work with you to resolve any past experiences and to make sense of what you have witnessed or have been through. I also work in the present with you to resolve current problems. We can take a more thought focussed approach (problem solving, cognitive distortions, challenging beliefs) or emotion focussed (making sense of feelings, resolving hurt, working towards letting go of things that don’t serve you well any more). It’s likely that we’ll use both approaches to get you to where you want to be. My approach is adaptable and pulls from my integrated qualification and wide-ranging training which is useful in keeping up-to-date with current research, theories and approaches.

For a free phone consultation contact me on 07585 119298 (text or call) or email me on michaellipo@gmail.com.

Kirsty Elliott-Walker (MBACP Registered Counsellor)

Kirsty Elliott-WalkerLife can be tricky and struggling to keep your head above water can enhance overwhelming feelings. Perhaps it may lead you down a path of isolation, loneliness and the possibility of embarrassment that may prevent you from reaching out to family and friends.

Finding a counsellor can be daunting and I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is key for therapeutic change. I encourage my clients to safely explore any issues bought into therapy in an attempt to gain a greater understanding, begin to heal and grow within an environment that is non-judgemental. Collaboratory, we can create a safe place that you feel comfortable whilst being led by your needs.

I have had the privilege of working alongside both young people and adults giving me valuable experience within these different age groups. I have witnessed their growth and development despite, in many cases having a number of challenges to overcome. This leads me to believe in our capacity to heal, grow, and achieve our potential.

I have a keen interest in creative work and using metaphors. I believe this way of working can contribute towards feelings coming to the surface without having to verbalise them.

Please contact me on 07368 647381 or via email on kirsty@talamhcounselling.com should you have any questions.

Jean-Marie Lawrence - Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Ad Dip Psy C. MNCS (Accred)

Jean-Marie LawrenceOur mental health, for us all, is as present as our physical health, sometimes robust, sometimes in need of attention, intervention, and support. Congratulations on reaching out.

Historical experiences, a recent challenging life event, or an accumulation of events can impact our mental health, leaving us confused, anxious, depressed or struggling to cope.

Our unconscious processes that are created in our formative years, and our early attachments can shape our relationships and interactions in our adult life. Awareness of these processes and attachments can give us choices.

I offer a warm, safe, confidential space without judgement, for you to explore your feelings and experiences bringing clarity to your unique situation. I will support you to identify and find the courage to make any changes you feel might be helpful for you.

‘The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change’ Carl R. Rogers

Our therapeutic relationship will focus on you. You will be heard, supported to discover what you already know and to find the strength to make any changes you feel you need. We will work together in a way that suits you best.

If you feel comfortable to proceed, would like a free 15min telephone consultation (07887 602345) or have any questions, feel free to contact me. My email address is jeanmariecounselling@gmail.com.

Matthew Tinker - PGDip CAT, UKCP & ACAT Registered Psychotherapist

Matthew TinkerI am an experienced psychotherapist working with adults who seek help with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationship and family issues.

I believe that everyone has a unique potential for growth. Benefits of therapy can include improved self esteem, reduced stress, more resilience, better decision making, and more enjoyable relationships. Therapy can help you to identify unhelpful patterns that keep you stuck, and make different choices that enhance your life.

I began working in mental health in the late 1990's when I trained and qualified as a mental health nurse. I subsequently worked for many years in the NHS where I completed my training as a psychotherapist. I was originally trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and its ethos and values continue to underpin the way that I work. I find CAT to be an insightful and practical approach that helps people get to the root of their difficulties.

I have a particular interest in recent developments in therapy such as energy psychology and somatic approaches. Unlike more traditional forms of therapy, these approaches make use of the mind, body, and spirit together to heal. I have trained in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and I am a qualified EMDR therapist.

Please feel free to get in touch by email at matthew.tinker74@icloud.com or call me on 07523 118 380 if you would like to learn more.