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MBACP (Accred) reg

About me

Hello, are you feeling stressed or anxious, do you have family/relationship issues, is depression or anger an area you need help with? Are you feeling lonely or is GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) causing you concern?   
Do you feel you need someone to talk to in confidence but not sure if counselling is what you are looking for? I am a very experienced accredited counsellor with 20yrs experience; to arrange an initial assessment, at the reduced rate of £10, give me a call or email me today to find out if counselling is what you are looking for.

It can sometimes be difficult for some people to maintain a good relationship with family and friends.  In an ideal relationship we have support to help us cope with what life ‘throws’ at us but it can often be difficult to work through feelings and problems with our nearest and dearest.  Sometimes, what we have to face on a daily basis can be too much to bear and we need some help and understanding to cope, this is when counselling could help.

Many areas where counselling can be of help is if you are having relationship issues, feelings of sadness, anxiety, GAD, loneliness or depression, feelings of confusion, anger, low self-esteem, lacking confidence or feeling stressed. Is bereavement causing you concern, or just struggling to cope with every day life? Then maybe it might help to speak with someone outside of your close family or friends.

Counselling takes place in a calm and relaxed environment where your privacy and mental health is of paramount, allowing you to talk about what is on your mind and help you understand any difficulties you are experiencing and your role within those difficulties.  Counselling can be emotionally demanding at times but with help and support can enable you to grow psychologically.

You may only need 1 or 2 sessions to talk through what is bothering you and that is OK but if you need more that's also OK so call or email me today for an initial appointment, at the reduced rate of £10, to see if what I have to offer is what you are looking for.

I have worked as a Counsellor for 20 years providing counselling for adults, from 18-80, in the High Wycombe and surrounding area, both in private practice and as a volunteer for Buckinghamshire Mind. I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and follow their ethical framework.

Prior to becoming a Counsellor I worked for many years in the world of commerce, the caring profession and raised a family.

I won't
- analyse you
- give you advice
- tell you what to do
- be judgemental.

I will
- help you find your own solution
- help you live your life the way you want to
- be there to listen to whatever you want to talk about
- keep everything you say confidential


With grateful thanks for all of your help and support (I am still practicing the homework).

Female client

I can’t thank you enough for your help, for listening to me and not judging me.  You have got me through a very difficult period in my life. 

Female client

Awesome, helped me so much, I can't even begin to describe how much but I have improved so much, I'm starting to get my life back on track.

Female client

I think this counselling is really effective, wish I had been able to talk to someone like you 30 years ago but it's never too late.  I am now feeling totally normal and have ideas on how to find strength to carry on with my life.

Female client

Training, qualifications & experience

I have:
- A Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
- A Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- A Diploma in NLP
- I am an Accredited member of BACP
- Attended CBT workshops
- Regularly attend Seminars and Workshops to keep up-to-date with new ideas
- In addition to my private practice I also currently work for Bucks Mind as a volunteer

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health

Additional information

My fee is £50.00 per 50 min session - payment by cash, cheque or credit/debit  card
Reduced rates for genuine hardship, students and Keyworkers

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can offer day or evening appointments and 1 or 2 Saturday appointments. Either  online or face to face

Further information

During the current situation I can offer Skype, Zoom and face to face sessions.

I work from a room in High Wycombe HP13 (easy access for wheelchairs) close to a bus route, also free parking is available.

St. Andrews Church, Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NJ

High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I work from a room in High Wycome HP13. There is a bus route and free parking available.

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