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"Ben is a very attentive and caring individual who is driven to offer the highest possible standards and support in his industry. He will take you step by step through whatever problems you are facing, and offer insight and compassion. He will make you feel at ease quite quickly, and the environment is soothing and comfortable. I cannot speak highly enough of him."
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Counselling therapy in Wokingham, Berkshire

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.

Paul Collison

Paul CollisonI acknowledge the powerful healing influence in taking time out of our busy lives to hear our own voices communicate our issues. I also believe that this is helped along by the relationship between counsellor and client. My aim is to provide a safe, confidential and judgement-free environment where clients can explore and talk about their problems.

Are you struggling with addictions, feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or uncertain? Do you feel stressed or unhappy in your relationships? Do you feel as though you no longer have a clear vision of what you desire? Feel unable to cope with life?

If you would like to contact me to book an appointment, or for more information you can call me on 07846 477726.

Paolo Imbalzano - Psychotherapist CTA(P), UKCP Registered, MBACP Registered

Paolo ImbalzanoI am a qualified psychotherapist and Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA-P), a UKCP registered psychotherapist adhering to the UKCP Code of Conduct, and a BACP Registered Member (MBACP) abiding to the BACP New Ethical Framework Values, Principles and Moral Qualities.

The type of Relational Psychodynamic Transactional Analysis Counselling and Psychotherapy that I practice integrates humanistic, psychodynamic, relational and cognitive-behavioural approaches. I also use elements of mindfulness meditation, exploration of bodily experiences (important to make sense of experiences which cannot be verbalised), and adopt a contemporary model for the treatment of psychological trauma. Furthermore, I am currently training in Advanced Trauma Treatment Psychotherapy.

Safety and confidentiality of the therapeutic process are key concerns of mine. As we work together you can be reassured that I will be with you in a non-judgmental and compassionate way.

I work with individuals (16 years old and older), couples and groups, and offer short, medium and long term/open ended treatments.

I treat clients with a variety of conditions e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship issues, etc.

You can contact me via call or text for a free 20 minute consultation 07803 049039 or visit www.presentingpast.co.uk

Augustine Tun

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.

I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). As such I am bound by their Code of Ethics and will adhere to their guidelines. This requires that I receive regular supervision, personal therapy, and on-going professional development.

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.

Ben Jearum

Ben JearumI am passionate and dedicated to working therapeutically with people who are experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties. I am open and honest in my approach, understanding and valuing the importance of working with what each individual brings to the session.

I hold a strong belief that the individual I am working with has the resources within themselves to make positive changes to their lives, and that building a therapeutic relationship that is trusting, confidential and free from judgment is paramount to this process.

I am a professional counsellor trained in Person Centred therapy and I believe in the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. I believe everyone is an individual and has their own unique way of processing and dealing with life and this is reflected in my approach to therapy.

I have built a considerable base of knowledge and experience having worked in the helping profession for the majority of my professional working life. I have worked within health care settings within the NHS and privately, and have extensive experience working therapeutically with Children and Young People.

My strengths lie in working therapeutically with individuals on a one to one basis. I am a fully insured member of the BACP dedicated to practicing responsibly, ethically and to the highest of standards.

If you have any questions about counselling or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact Ben on 07780 253159 or visit www.lifetalks.co.uk

Amanda Lusty BA (Hons) MBACP (Senior Accred) UKRCP Registered and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner

Amanda LustyI offer individuals and couples the space to be heard in a non-judgemental, confidential and safe environment. I will aim to facilitate and encourage you to trust yourself, make your own choices and find your own answers.

I am trained and experienced in helping couples find a deeper understanding of each other and their relationship. I should emphasis that as a Person-Centred therapist I aim to offer support to both parties and I consider that the client in this process is the relationship. This shared experience can be used as a powerful tool to strengthen the core of your relationship.

I also practice EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). EMDR is a therapy that stimulates the brain's natural healing processes to resolve trauma and difficulties, especially where there are presenting symptoms, such as flashbacks, nightmares, high levels of anxiety and hyper arousal. EMDR is well evidenced as a successful treatment, and is one of the few trauma treatments recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). For further information do contact me, or view EMDR UK & Ireland Association website.

Many clients have healthcare insurance policies that cover my fees if you have been referred by a General Practitioner or Psychiatrist. Please ask for information.

You can contact me via call or text to 07730 586749 or visit www.www.serafinacounsellingpartnership.co.uk

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