Mova Wigmore

Mova Wigmore

Counsellor in Berkshire

Approachable and down to earth, I am a Relate certified counsellor, working with couples and single people and children.

I have been a qualified counsellor for over 20 years, working with couples, individuals, children and adolescents.

I initially trained in Marital and Couples Counselling with the charity Relate and have since undertaken additional training in numerous areas including treating generalised anxiety and depression; children and adolescents; cognitive behavioural therapy;

As a testament to the success of my counselling relationships, I am proud that many of my clients come to me as referrals or by word-of-mouth.

How I work:

Sessions take place in my private counselling room in my house in Ascot. I can offer appointments (usually within one week) during the day including Saturdays.

Typically my counselling relationships last between 6-12 sessions. However, sometimes one or two sessions is enough to create the shift that clients are looking for. And occasionally my clients stay with me for long-term therapy. Every relationship varies depending on the needs of the individual or couple.

My sessions last for 50 minutes. In our first meeting, I will help you to identify and articulate the issues that are causing you concern. Throughout our relationship I will draw on the range of skills and tools that I have acquired over my 20+ years of experience, tailoring my approach to your needs.

My experience and training tells me that difficulties can be resolved. Clients come to me with a range of issues; most will have tried to work things out for themselves and may have feelings of hopelessness about making changes for the better.

Approach and Impact:

Approachable and down to earth, I will work with you to understand more fully the root cause of your problems or challenges. Through developing your self-awareness and ability to self-reflect we will explore your thoughts and feelings and learn new ways of talking about them. In doing so, we will bring about change in your relationships or circumstances.

Greater self-awareness and understanding will help you to uncover new ways of listening and expressing yourself. You will experience the closeness and completeness that we experience when we are truly understood and able to be ourselves.

Many of my client's lives and relationships are transformed through counselling. For others, I will bring help to solve a specific problem, allowing them to move forward with greater confidence and less anxiety.

Benefits of child counselling

A few examples of how counselling can help children include; coping with everyday worries, such as exam stress, and relationship issues with friends, family members and teachers. Counselling can also help with self-harm concerns, grief, depression and anxiety, and learning difficulties, to name a few.

Really, if something is making your child unhappy, however small you or they feel it is, it's important. Know that help is available - counselling allows your child to talk to someone about what's on their mind safely and confidently, without fear of judgement.

Background & Qualifications

In addition to my Relate training in Marital and Couple Counselling I continuously update and develop my skills and have training in range of disciplines including:

. Cert. in Marital and Couple Counselling Theory and Practice
. Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society
· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
· Performance Coaching
· Managing Change
· Attachment Theory
· Schema Therapy
. Mindfulness
. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
. Bringing Psychological Understanding to Obesity and Overeating
. The Couple in the Room, Reflections from an Attachment Perspective
. Working Systemically with Genograms
. Love Across the Life Cycle: Neuroscience, Attachment and the Couple
. Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression
. Impacts of Countertransference
. Treating Phobias

I am an Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society and adhere to its code of practice.
I am on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Agency. My personal accreditation demonstrates my commitment to high professional standards.

My Specialisms

Relationship issues
Children and Adolescents
Generalised Anxiety
Family Issues

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Sessions last 50 minutes, in the first session we will discuss the reasons you have come and develop a plan tailor-made for you. My 22 years of experience mean I am able to pick from a whole range of skills and tools to work in a way that is particular to you and your circumstances. A testament to the success of this approach is the number of clients who come to me having had a recommendation from someone they know who has seen me in the past.


"New to counselling, I was sceptical on if it would work for me but had reached a point in my life where I knew I needed external support. Mova came highly recommended by a previous client. I found Mova incredibly easy to talk to and she helped me to discuss and open up to find the root cause to some issues. By gaining an awareness of my patterns of thought and behaviour, as well as the reasons for it, I was able to consciously analyse them and remove those which were no longer relevant or serving good purpose in my life. I felt an enormous growth and change in me within a relatively short period of time and increased confidence. I noticed changes within 2 sessions. I highly recommend Mova for anyone seeking a great counsellor."

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £65 per 50 minutes We have verified this therapists Counselling credentials!

Additional Rate Information

£65 per 50 min session