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After 15years of being privileged to work privately with many, many, clients at my delightful office in the centre of Bishop's Stortford... I have changed location! You can now find me tucked away in a cosy, discreet and completely renovated caravan at the end of my garden. Returning and new clients can be assured that, whether we are talking virtually or 'in the van' the relaxed atmosphere does not detract from the attention, value and compassion offered to them.
My contact details remain the same: 07704 000857
Accredited in 2007 as a BACP Counselling Psychotherapist I continue to offer both long and short term confidential therapy to couples, individual adults, and adolescents ( from school year 7.) Although the majority of my work is with adults, over the last few years there has been a substantial increase in the number of young people who see me privately. Furthermore, it would seem that COVID - 19 has contributed to the confusion, anxieties and general sense of 'lost' experienced by a large proportion of the population.
I am an approved Counsellor with BARNARDO'S ADOPTION Agency - offering counselling to anyone who has been affected by the issue of adoption or fostering. Parallel to this I take referrals from Family Support Services.
I am qualified with CareConfidential to counsel people struggling with Post Abortion Syndrome.
For many years I worked alongside several companies offering counselling support to their employees for work related stress or personal issues.
Having experienced the loss of two family members to MND, I have recently trained to work with families who find themselves struggling with this incurable disease.
A recovering alcoholic (10+ years) I voluntarily run weekly online groups with S.T.A.R Recovery and work privately one to one with people dealing with unwanted habits. My work with addictions is based on the 12 Steps and drawn from a programme initiated within the Priory Group.
I have written, and recorded both Podcast and Webinar for the BACP concerning the issue of Bereavement to suicide.
My clinical hours are Mondays and Thursdays 10am - 9pm.
I am a practising Christian and worship regularly at a local church.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling (2yr training) including Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches.
Post Grad Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Integrative (2yr training) including Solution Focussed, CBT, Mindfulness and Stress management.
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction): Dissertation Relating to the Stigma Associated with Suicidal Thinking and Bereavement to Suicide. (This can be read online - simply Google 'Jean M Buck' and scroll.)
Certificate in Post Abortion Counselling. (CareConfidential)
Approved Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency - LINK trained.
Play therapy training with Place2Be. More than 200 volunteered hours counselling children.
CPD Training: "Addiction Counselling" - using the 12 steps.
Several years counselling at a local GP surgery.
In Private Practice since April 2006.
I am qualified as a State Registered Nurse - specialising in Neurological Disorders.
Prior to working as a therapist I was a Supervised contact worker enabling children in care to have time with their biological families.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Extensive experience in play therapy.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Bereavement to suicide
Chronic / Acute Depression
Post Abortion Trauma
Approved Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency
Concessions offered for
Fees vary but reflect my experience and training and are available on request.
Providing for WPA and other INSURANCE companies ( not including BUPA ).
When I work
Weekdays, including some evenings.
Using Doxy.me a secure and recommended service for Therapy Online.
Qualified by Barnardos to work with people facing difficulties surrounding adoption and fostering.
I have been BACP accredited since September 2007 and abide by their code of ethics.