Proven Success

About Me

I am a fully qualified Psychologist, Councilor and Psychotherapist accredited by UKCP.  My Professional Development is on-going through regular attendance at a variety of workshops, seminars and training courses; attending weekly personal therapy and clinical supervision sessions, in order to make sure that I provide the best service for my clients, and by being up to date with new findings in Psychotherapy and Mental Health.  Moreover, in this way I ensure my own Therapeutic growth.I am a fully qualified Psychologist, Councilor and Psychotherapist accredited by UKCP.  My Professional Development is on-going through regular attendance at a variety of workshops, seminars and training courses; attending weekly personal therapy and clinical supervision sessions, in order to make sure that I provide the best service for my clients, and by being up to date with new findings in Psychotherapy and Mental Health.  Moreover, in this way I ensure my own therapeutic growth.

     I have been working in private practice for over 2 years, and in Reading University as a Mental Health Specialist Mentoring for students, also on a voluntary basis for over 2 years for the Youth Talk Counselling Service in Windsor, Berkshire, and have gained enormous experience through working with clients who have suffered a wide range of difficulties  such as: depression; anxiety; loss and bereavement; trauma and post-traumatic stress; ADHD; self-harm; low self-esteem; autism; OCD, bipolar disorder; substance abuse; family and relationship problems;  and gender and cultural Identity concerns. I have also learned to work creatively with young people, using Play Therapy, by working for a year as a school councilor at a local school in Windsor, Berkshire.

 MY BELIEFS:

         Because of my Humanistic Approach to Therapy, from which Person Centered Counselling and Psychotherapy is a part; I consider that the client is the most important person in the relationship. I also strongly believe that people have the power within themselves to do what is best for themselves in any situation. My role is to offer you the space, support and conditions you might need in order to achieve your full potential. In our work together, my main aim is for us to build a strong therapeutic relationship in which you feel accepted, understood and safe in order to identify and explore the things that are concerning you the most.

MY PRIVATE PRACTICE

        My private practice is situated in two beautiful locations: Windsor, Berkshire, which are surrounded by Eton, Old Windsor, Datchet, Slough, Langley, Maidenhead, Virginia Water, High Wycombe, Bracknell, Sunningdale, Beaconsfield and Gerrard’s Cross. There are good bus links to both locations, and for drivers they are within easy reach of the M4 and M25. Also parking is available off road.

      In my private practice I strive to create a welcoming, calm and confidential environment. The space is offered for you to explore your feelings, thoughts, values and beliefs and to gain a deeper understanding of what is meaningful for you. My role is to facilitate your exploration by getting a close, empathetic understanding of what you are going through and to accept you just as you are, without interpretation or judgements.

The counselling relationship is confidential and I abide by UKCP’s Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct. I hold Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance. I offer sessions in English and Romanian language. I am a member of the Metanoia Institute, UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Psychology Society (BPS).

MY TRAINING AND EDUCATION

 EDUCATION

 

  • Master Degree in Person-Centred Psychotherapy – UKCP ( UK Council for Psychotherapy) registered at Metanoia Institute

  • Registered member of UKCP

  • Psychology & Sociology Bachelor Degree – BPS (The British Psychological Society) registered

  • Psychology University -At Spiru Haret

 ADDITIONAL CERTIFied training

  • Solution Focus Therapy

  • Working with children in schools

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Working with Suicide

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Co-dependence

  • Counselling for Depression

  • Emotionally Focus Therapy for couples  

  • Family secrets

  • Encounter groups

  • Independent Advocacy Training

  • Rupture and repair

  • Racial and cultural differences 

Get In Touch

Claudia Meresca

Gwynne Close Street

Windsor Berkshire

Tel: 07584669583

claudiameresca@gmail.com