8A Temple Square
Many of us have or will experience difficulties or turbulent times during our lives. At such moments, we may feel lonely, isolated, unable to reach out to others. We may feel no one understands,feel no one is there for us or we might have no desire to share our troubles with family or friends.
There are those who have suffered in silence for many years, for others, the source of pain and angst maybe relatively recent. Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a space in which you can safely share and explore the causes of your stress, your anxiety, your loss, your unhappiness. Talking to a counsellor really does help at such times. Some people find they benefit from just a few sessions. Where as others may require longer periods of support. I truly believe in the power of talking therapy and it's benefits.
My name is Bev Gurney. I am a qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist, committed to your welfare. I am seeking to provide in my practice, a safe, warm, empathic, non judgemental environment, where together we can look at your troubles or seek causes for your emotional pain. Then we can begin moving toward finding helping you find greater personal understanding, acceptance and potential ways forward, indeed positive possibilities.
I practice from a comfortable, relaxed, discreet room in old Aylesbury with nearby access to free parking, convenient bus and rail links. I offer an initial complimentary 20 minute no obligation appointment where we can meet to discuss and decide if we could work together and explore if our work may be short term or longer duration.
I have worked with a wide age range from 12 to 70+ and have experience working with many difficulties, including sexual, emotional and physical abuse, autistic spectrum disorder, learning difficulties, social anxiety, depression, personality disorders, anxiety, stress, phobias, depression, trauma and bullying.
As mentioned I am a integrative therapist which enables me to work within a broad range of therapies and skills, including an array of creative arts. Believing all are individuals, I seek to approach and shape sessions in a manner to suit your individual needs. All of which is beneficial in easing the often painful paths we humans tread.
I am a registered member of the British Association Of Counselling and Psychotherapy I work supported by the BACP ethical framework for good practice and as part of that I maintain regular clinical supervision. I further attend regular training and workshops to inform, expand and strengthen my practice as part of continued professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
CACPB Certificate of Proficiency
Level One Open University First Steps in Counselling
Level Two Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level Three Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level Four Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Currently studying a Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
In addition to my private practice, I have clinical experience working for Rape Crisis and with young people in a Secondary School.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Sessions are charged at £40 for 50 minutes and I do offer some concessions and reduced fees for young people, students and those on low income, please ask. I further offer a home visiting service which incurs a increased fee to cover travelling costs.
Fees are payable at the time of the session, by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
I have full professional indemnity insurance and a enhanced DBS certificate (formally CRB check)
To set up a free initial 20 minute consultation or to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have you can contact by phone or email. All enquiries are treated with the strictest confidence and I always aim to respond to messages promptly.
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