Ann Booker

Ann Booker

Chesham
Buckinghamshire
HP5

07860 200083

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Chesham
Buckinghamshire
HP5

07860 200083

About me

Would you like some Time and Space in a safe and contained setting? If you are going through a difficult time in your life and are not sure where to turn, perhaps things seem unbearable, or maybe someone has suggested that you 'need to talk to someone', whatever your situation, I can offer you the time and space in a warm, contained environment where I hope you will feel safe enough to begin to unload your burden. Together we will be able to see more clearly what is happening and then take it from there to enable positive changes to emerge.

I see men, women and couples from any background who may be experiencing psychological distress, or simply want to talk through a current issue.

My approach is "Integrative" which means that I integrate a number of theories and approaches into my work with my clients. The solid underpinning of my all my therapeutic work lies in the knowledge that it is ultimately the emerging relationship between client and therapist - that's you and me - that heals.

My consulting room is 1 mile north of Chesham Town Centre in Buckinghamshire. I am in easy reach of Amersham, Berkhamstead, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe. There is ample parking space.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist; and BABCP Accredited CBT Psychotherapist. I am also a qualified and experienced Supervisor.

  • In 2003 I gained a Diploma in Counselling (person-centred).
  • In 2005 I was Accredited with BACP and have maintained my accredited status since.
  • In 2011 I completed a 4 year Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute.
  • In 2012 I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at Royal Holloway University under the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) scheme.
  • In 2014 I became fully Accredited with BABCP.

I have worked as a private practitioner since 2003. Concurrently I also worked as a counsellor in various voluntary sector organisations including a carers' centre, a women's centre, a service for young people between 13 and 25, a MIND counselling service and a drug and alcohol counselling service. Between 2004 and 2007 I was employed by Parentline as a telephone counsellor, both on their Helpline and providing short courses of counselling.

Since 2009 I have been employed in a Talking Therapies service within the NHS, both as a counsellor and as a High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Psychotherapist, where I also provide Supervision and support to Trainee CBT Therapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BABCP
BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender Reassignment.

Photos & videos

  • BACP logo

Fees

My charges are:

Individuals::
Initial 30 minute phone discussion: free
Assessment session 60 minutes @ £45.
Subsequent sessions 60 minutes @ £65.

Couples or parent and son/daughter:
Initial session together: 60 mins @ £50
Follow up: each partner seen separately 60 minutes @£50 each
Subsequent sessions - both partners must attend - 60 minutes @ £75 or 90 minutes @ £100

Supervision: Negotiable.

Maps & Directions

Chesham, HP5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Evenings, Sessions between 7 - 9. Wednesday Daytimes, sessions between 8 - 5.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I hold Certificates in Person-Centred Supervision from Psychology Matters (2007), and in CBT Supervision from Dr Michael Worrell, at The Central London CBT Training Centre (2014).

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