Sally Whalley MBACP Accredited Counsellor
I suspect that, by clicking on this page, you have come to realise that you need to do something about some of the difficult emotions that have been troubling you. Maybe the time has come for you to work on long term feelings of depression or anxiety or maybe you have recently faced a bereavement or a relationship break up which has left you feeling very lost and confused.Events in life can bring up a huge mixture of emotions that can often feel unbearable and overwhelming.
I can offer you a safe and non- judgemental place to talk and explore these feelings. Together we can look at what is troubling you, break it down and identify some of the causes and build a clearer understanding of what is happening. We can then look at the choices you can make to find some resolution to your difficulties and utimately to find peace in the way you feel.
I am an accreditied counsellor with experience of working with a wide range of difficulties. I specialise in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and work regularly with different forms of anxiety and depression.Working in a CBT way, we would look at how you are responding to events that are happening to you and identify what feelings and thoughts you are having. We would look at what is maintaining your difficulty and causing you to remain stuck in a vicious circle We would then identify ways of challenging and breaking the cycle and and, through an agreed plan, implement some of these changes until you have more choice and control.
I have also been trained in other ways of working including Person Centred and Transactional Analysis and this gives me flexibility in what I can offer you. My first priority is to build a good relationship with you, enabling you to feel safe and listened to and then together we can explore different ways of working that will help you address your concerns.
I am a person who is calm and warm and these qualities are echoed in the tranquil setting of my counselling room, based in Bovingdon on the Herts/ Bucks border close to both Hemel Hempstead and Chesham. I work with all ages from teenagers upwards and have experience of working in schools, GP surgeries and private practice. I enjoy the opportunity of meeting and getting to know each person as an individual and pride myself in quickly developing good relationships.
Some people stay for a few sessions and find that they can quickly make sense of what is happening for them and move forward. Other people stay in counselling with me for longer as they explore more complex events from both the past and present. However many sessions you have, I will work in the best way for you to help you to achieve the most effective results you need.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor. My qualifications include a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CPCAB).
I have broadened this training with an extensive range of additional areas including bereavement, eating disorders, anxiety, self- harm, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders and anger.
I work with patients from GP surgeries, provide counselling to students in a secondary schools and have my own private practice.
For several years I have taught counselling to Qualification level at a Further Education College.
I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Counselling in Primary Care (CPC) and adhere to both ethical codes of practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
I charge £40 per session - concessions apply.
It is important for us both to establish if we will work together well so I offer an initial assessment session at no charge.
I can offer sessions both during the day and in the evening.
There are so many different types of counselling available that it can be difficult to know where to go. Do not hesitate to contact me if you would just like to know more about what counselling is and what sort of counselling may help you - no obligation to book a session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can offer sessions during the day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and in the evenings on Mondays and Tuesdays.