West Berkshire Psychotherapy and Counselling With Dave Wakeham (MA, DIP.HIP)
in Newbury and Marlborough

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Psychotherapy & Counselling in Newbury and Marlborough

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist offering psychotherapy and counselling in Newbury and Marlborough, and am also currently in the process of sourcing space in Hungerford.

  • Do you suffer with feelings of stress, anxiety or depression?
  • Are you struggling in relationships that cause you distress?
  • Do you feel controlled by your emotions which seem to gush out disproportionately to what seems to have triggered them?
  • Or perhaps you are struggling to make sense out of life and wondering why you are constantly fighting to achieve some desired outcome in the future, whilst never really enjoying or feeling fulfilled in your life in the present moment?

    Working with a psychotherapist can help you make sense out of whatever might be troubling you or dampening your experience of life and can help you understand why you feel the way you do. Most importantly for me, psychotherapy offers a safe space to explore yourself and to gradually, at your own pace, learn to be with, accept and express yourself more fully. Instead of remaining controlled and overwhelmed by your emotions, or numb and distanced from them, you can become free to let them come and go; to live in peace with yourself, and whatever experiences have been heightening your distress, including those still impacting on you (either consciously or unconsciously) from your distant or more recent past. In essence you can learn to have more compassion for yourself and thus live more fully in the present moment.

    I also use elements of mindfulness in my practise which I see as incredibly valuable in this process. This places emphasis upon being present with our emotions as they are felt in our body (on what is commonly referred to as our “felt sense”). What is particularly valued is opening to the fullness of our experience and learning to pay attention to and stay with what our body feels in a spacious and kindly way.

    Psychotherapy and counselling sessions with me last 50 minutes each with a view to continuing on a weekly basis as an ongoing process of exploration, discovery and personal development. I offer a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment for this exploration to take place. I also offer the initial session for free if you choose not to continue afterwards, so it gives you a chance to get a bit of a feel for the process and for working with me before making any financial commitment.

    I have experience in helping clients who have had difficulties with:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Bereavement
  • Addiction
  • Anger

    However, I would emphasise that psychotherapy is not only for those with a diagnosable psychological issue, or for someone who can be labelled as having something 'wrong' with them. Essentially it can benefit anyone who wants to get more out of life and who is prepared to explore themselves with an open mind.

    ‘Just like children emotions heal when they are heard and validated’ - Jill Bolte Taylor


  • Home. Newbury Room 3

    Relaxed and Peaceful Setting at Bramham Therapy Rooms in Newbury & Marlborough

    My practise is based at Bramham Therapy in Newbury and Marlborough, which is rapidly becoming established as a central hub for any counsellor, complimentary health practitioner or psychotherapist in Newbury and the surrounding area. The stylishly decorated rooms provide an ideal setting for psychotherapy and counselling, creating a relaxing haven of peace and tranquility. They are within easy reach of Hungerford, Swindon, Reading, Andover and Basingstoke.


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