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Hello and welcome.
It can be daunting to know if you are doing the right thing for you/your relationship. That you are here is an indicator that you are seeking some support, some understanding and clarity of what's going on for you at this time.
My name is Abi, let me tell you a bit about what I offer in my practice:
In personal therapy, I strive to feel what life is like for you, from your perspective. Working to identify the unique goals you envisage achieving from the experience. My role as your counsellor is to be your companion on that journey. Together, we'll work through some of the places that seem a bit too much for you to face on your own. No matter what emotions you experience, you will not be alone with them - not this time.
In relationship/couples therapy, I offer a place where your relationship is the focus. Through working with you both (any relational dynamic eg: partners, siblings, parent and adult child etc) and by modelling respect, empathy and boundaries, we will have a look at what once worked really well. Understand what the fog is that sits between you, and together try to clear that mist and build new systems so that you can get back on track.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have followed the CPCAB Diploma route, successfully completing the following courses:
- Certificate in Working with Couples
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic (Integrative) Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 1 Certificate in Listening Skills
To support and extend my training, I have focused on and completed the following courses:
Working Virtually with Clients (online and telephone support)
Bereavement Counselling (Cruse)
Mindfulness and Breath Work
Trauma on the Brain
Working Creatively with Children and Young People
Narcissism Vs Echoism
The Rewind Technique (IARTT)
I strive to support clients (both Individual and couples) with an integration of counselling modalities including Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, CBT and Psychodynamics. From this, I share my observations and tailor my interventions to best suit their endeavours.
In couples work, I work with a Systemic focus. Seeking to understand the relationships authentic destination. That may be to rebuild parts of that system or to work toward an amicable ending.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session
Personal Therapy (In-Person/Zoom)
- Initial consultation (free)
- weekly 50 min appointments (minimum of 10) £50
Couples/Relationship Therapy (In-Person/Zoom)
- Initial consultation (free)
- Week 1 both parties would be required to attend a 90-min Assessment Session together £120
- Week 2 I would look to see each person separately (Individual terms and fee's apply - see above)
- Thereafter, weekly 60-min appointments (min of 6) £80
My cancellation policy is full payment to be made at 48-hours prior to the agreed session day/time as this slot will not be offered to anyone else.
Holidays will not be charged if prior notice is given.
When I work
I do have some availability outside of these times, however that would need to be discussed on an individual basis. Please get in touch is this is the case for you.
My therapy room in Leighton Buzzard is located just off the High Street and has a discreet entrance for access. It is easily accessible by public transport and there is ample parking nearby.
I also offer both an online and hybrid way of working with my clients, as I know that life can need that flexibility.
I am fully insured and have public liability insurance.