Kirsty Bunce MBACP

Kirsty Bunce MBACP

Thame
OX9

01844 217637 / 07957196923

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Thame
OX9

01844 217637 / 07957196923

About me

Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

I believe that most people can benefit from having some counselling, from being with someone who truly listens to your unique experience, understands it and helps you to understand it too.

There may be lots of reasons why you are looking at this website, you might be facing difficulties and worries in your emotional life, be feeling distressed and needing help with a specific issue, struggling to come to terms with a traumatic event or loss, or perhaps seeking a clearer perspective on your life, on making choices and on how to move towards a more positive future.

As your therapist I would never assume to be be more expert on you than you are, yet at times it can be difficult to understand our own thought processes, responses and patterns.

I believe all people have the capacity and resources to grow and change. As an active and participative listener, and by offering gentle and respectful challenges I aim to help promote a better understanding of self, new perspectives, and life changes.

Here is what I offer;

- Over 10 years of experience as a therapist

- 10 years experience as a counselling trainer and lecturer

- Advanced Diploma in person centred counselling

- Diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy

- On-going additional training and development in all areas listed below

- Registered BACP member

- Warm, non-judgemental approach

I specialise in both long and short term therapy, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and have successfully worked with a wide range of issues, including:

Anxiety, panic, relationship problems, stress, depression, anger, sexual issues, abuse, eating disorders, OCD, phobias, trauma, loss, self-esteem issues, addiction, self-development, insomnia.

I work from a centrally located therapy room in Thame, with ample free parking and easy access from Aylesbury, Long Crendon, Princes Risborough, Chinnor, Oxford, High Wycombe.

My Qualifications

Advanced Diploma Person Centred Counselling

Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Certificate in counselling children and young people

Certificate in counselling survivors of sexual abuse

Certificate in Mindfulness

Registration

Registered member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

What is Counselling?

Counselling offers you a regular space and time to talk or think about your worries or difficulties.

It can help you to explore your feelings, and to look at ways in which you can make changes in your life.

This might include talking about your significant life events (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.

How can you benefit from counselling?

You may be considering counselling because you are distressed and needing help with a specific problem, but you do not have to be in a crisis to embark of counselling sessions.

You may want help to look at yourself and your issues in an open and honest way in order to gain a greater understanding of yourself, greater confidence, and empowerment to move forward with your life more effectively.

As your therapist……

The building of a relationship based on trust is one of the most important factors in the effectiveness of your counselling sessions.

As a qualified counsellor, I am trained to listen openly and empathically to you as you share experiences and concerns.

My role is not to advise you or push you into a particular course of action, or to judge you in any way.  Instead I will support you with the problems you are facing, help you identify the right course of action for you, help you develop a better understanding of yourself and others, and a better ability to manage stress and anxiety.

What can you expect from a counselling session?

At your first session you will be given information about session length and frequency, confidentiality and cancellation policy.

You will also be given information about what I can offer you as your therapist, and be asked about what you would like to get from therapy, your hopes, your goals and perhaps your fears.

During sessions you will be encouraged to explore the problems you are struggling with, and express your associated thoughts and feelings.

Your counselling process and your experience of counselling will be unique to you, and will be dependent on your own aims for the sessions, and the commitment you make to this sometimes painful, but extremely rewarding process.

My counselling room is discreet, safe and comfortable, I think of it as an oasis of calm in the centre of the town.

I have experience in working with both adults and young people.

I am also a lecturer in counselling at a further education college. I believe that my teaching work continually informs and develops my counselling skills and practice.

In addition I am part of significant research projects being conducted to evidence the benefits of therapy and to increase the accessibility of therapy.

I receive regular clinical supervision to ensure good practise and maintain ethical principles.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CPCAB
Certificate in counselling children and young people
Certificate in counselling adult survivors of child sexual abuse
Certificate in Mindfulness
Certificate in Gestalt Therapy

I have experience gained in:

Private practice
GP surgeries
Oasis (addictions)
Schools
Rape Crisis (Domestic violence and abuse)
EAP (work place counselling)

I have successfully worked with clients suffering from the following:

Relationship breakdown, Bereavement, PTSD, Addictions, Historic abuse, Domestic violence, Illness, Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Eating disorders, Self-harming, Low self esteem, Work issues, Stress, Family issues, PND, Relationship difficulties, Personal Development

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fee is £50.00 for a 1 hour session.

However, if cost is holding you back, do call me as concessions may be negotiated in certain circumstances.

Further information

My areas of special interest are working with abuse, trauma, anxiety, young people, relationship issues, self esteem issues.

Maps & Directions

Thame, OX9

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Weekdays and evenings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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