About Me

If your reading this it is your first step on a brave journey.

 I started my career in the corporate world as a manager within a global organisation;  at the same time I satisfied my passion for young people by being a youth leader; however being a Psycotherapeutic counsellor had been an aspiration.   

I embarked on my own therapy, a journey that was both painful and liberating.  A journey of exploration, of digging up and throwing out.  A journey of challenge and hard work but one of change that I didn't think possible but has become my reality.

Part of that journey was to train for the career I had always wished for.

What I offer 

As an integrative therapist I offer a genuine, non-judgmental, honest environment. I use various methods and theories to understand each unique client and their struggles to provide an exclusive therapeutic experience.  

I believe people live in ways that have been influenced by thoughts and beliefs learnt from childhood and beyond.  These can cause conflict within our lives and affect how we feel, our thoughts and behaviours. 

Therapy uses the unique relationship between therapist and client to vocalise things never said, to feel and explore emotions suppressed or are overwhelming in order to live a life that is desired. 

DBS checked

Accredited Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy  (BACP) meaning I have achieved a higher standard of practice.

 Supervision - SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision approved by British Psychological Society £90 per 1.5 hrs

Providing an integrative approach to supervision that encourages, develops and supports the supervisee through exploring individual case sessions as well as themes that run through  out their work.  I believe in a collaborative approach based on an agreed agenda. Using solution focused, developmental and interactive models.

Examples of CPD includes: 

Trauma stabilisation theory, troubled and troublesome teens, couples masterclass, OCD, BPD, Essential Obesity, Nutrition, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, anger.
Trained by the National Institute of Eating Disorders.

I work with clients for short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy facing issues including: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Self harm
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Low self esteem
  • Stress
  • Body image
  • Anger
  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Change in life circumstances
Counselling is a financial commitment and time frames can be discussed if needed.

Sessions: £55 per 50mins, £65 for couples scheduled on a weekly basis both face to face or online via Skype of FaceTime.
Practice location: Wick Hill, Bracknell (close proximity for Bracknell, Wokingham, Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Ascot, Bagshot, Sunningdale)

What to Expect

In the first session time is given for the client to tell their story, from there I use talking as well as more creative ways to facilitate and guide the exploration.  The session is yours and your agenda is what is focused on however I will no doubt challenge you along the way.  I may offer a different perspective or ask you to delve into an aspect that has never been considered before.

Messages received from previous clients:

"I just wanted to say thank you and show my appreciation for your help last year as it has greatly improved my quality of life. I hear other peoples stories with therapists that are not right for them and I count myself very fortunate that you were the right therapist for me."

main reason for this email is to say thank you for the time you spent working with me through my problems and how to tackle them. My mum has said that she and my dad were worried that they would “lose” me again during this time. However, because I feel more mentally secure, the lockdown has not had as big an impact on me as I initially thought it might. When it started, I had a lot of concerns of it causing me to reverting back to old ways of hiding and possibly allowing dark thoughts to come in. That’s not to say that there have been difficult moments or that I’m looking forward to having more freedom outside. I am just grateful that a lot of underlying issues were tackled last year."

Email: lianne@sunodiacounselling.co.uk