Sheila Ovenden

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Newbury

Newbury RG20
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Counselling for over 20 years, I offer both open-ended and short-term support to assist my clients with a wide range of difficulties and life challenges; 

I work with Individuals and young people who may be facing difficult or sensitive personal issues. I offer you professional confidential, experienced help with personal concerns

I currently offer therapy in Kingsclere or by telephone

Practice description

Psychodynamically trained I have studied a variety of approaches (Integrative) to cater for the variety of issues my clientele  may bring (including NLP, Narrative Humanistic, and CBT Therapies).

Supporting emotional issues, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, loss, bereavement, abuse, anger management, stress, feeling stuck, coping with change, work related concerns,  personal difficulties, depression, sexual issues, eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) among others.

In addition to my private practice, I have worked / work in various agency settings such as Local Counselling Services, Employer Assisted Programs, Ssafa, ECC Services Futures for children GP surgery, The Partnership, Medical Diagnostics, CBT Health and with the elderly.

As an experienced MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

There are times in your life that things just don't go as planned and you need a professional to help you to explore unspoken feelings and concerns in a supportive and confidential space.

My first session

Our initial session is longer than the usual 50 minutes to explore any issue history and agree the best way for you to proceed

I do accept payment concessions if possible and I can provide potential clients with an initial informal 15-minute telephone discussion free of charge 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited