Gestalt Counsellor, Lauren Whayman

I’m Lauren, a qualified Humanistic counsellor, trained in Gestalt Therapy and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

My approach

I take a warm, empathic and open-minded approach to my therapeutic work.  I aim to build a trusting relationship through our work together whilst creating a confidential space where you feel safe enough to explore whatever you have to bring.

As a Gestalt-trained counsellor, I support people who are interested in developing self-awareness and want a better understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. This can increase self-confidence and help people make clearer choices and changes to improve their well-being.  Together, I will help you to recognise patterns of behaviour that may be restricting your happiness, opening up opportunities for change and healing.

In sessions, I offer talking therapies along with inviting you to use a range of creative ways to express your thoughts and feelings. This can be through drawing, guided visualization, mindfulness, movement and bodywork. I believe our emotional and physical selves are connected and take a particular interest in the person as a whole.

Areas of support

Anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, trauma, bereavement, families, abuse, anger, low confidence, loss and grief. I am also interested in working with people going through pre and post-natal experiences.

What is Gestalt?

Gestalt means “whole” and I work in a holistic way to help people become more aware of their own body, mind and behaviours.  I believe personal growth and change happen through experiencing your thoughts and feelings and becoming aware of what is happening in the present moment.  By building self-awareness, Gestalt Therapy can support people to take more responsibility for themselves, to increase self-confidence and to help them make clearer choices and changes to improve their well-being.

Professional Qualifications and Accreditation:

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Member

BACP Accredited Diploma in Gestalt Counselling

Advanced Certificate in Somatic Trauma Theory and Skills

Certificate in Humanistic Counselling

Cruse Bereavement Care: Working With Grief Workshop

What I offer

I offer support to adults 18+ both short-term (12 weeks) and longer-term therapy, which enables clients to explore deeper and go at their own pace.

Sessions last 50 minutes and are scheduled at the same time each week.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss working together and arrange a free telephone consultation.

You can visit my website to find out more.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as

“The state of complete physical, mental and social-well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.


The Wokingham Clinic


The Grange Centre
24 Barkham Ride
RG40 4EU

Tel:  07710 722615