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Dip. Therapeutic Counselling (PCA)

About me

I am a qualified practitioner specialising in person centred counselling.

The theory of my practice is that I am not the expert on your life, as such I will not dictate to you, judge you, make assumptions about you or pry for details you may not be ready to share straight away. I believe that counselling is a truly collaborative process built on the trust experienced between counsellor and client. It is a very personal journey of self discovery and it is my aim to travel with you on that journey, to share the emotional distress you are experiencing and empower you to identify your own internal strength and wisdom that will let you understand, accept and move forward from your distress.

I can offer you a safe and confidential space where you can experience being truly heard, understood and unconditionally accepted. Together, we can address the issues that are troubling you and that can involve exploring as much or as little of your life as you feel comfortable with. I can help you to understand how your individual life experiences have contributed to who you are today, how you feel about yourself, the difficulties you may be facing, how they came to being, how they are impacting your life or behaviour and how you would like to make things different.

Our ultimate goal is for you to be able to move forward and make conscious decisions that bring about positive change in your life and allow you to feel more content in your world.

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently work privately with young people and adults offering open ended and short term therapy. I also work in a counselling agency which specialises in working with young people from the ages of 11- 25 and I have worked as a school counsellor in a local secondary school.

Qualifications:
Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Skills
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Concept

Specialist training courses completed in:
Anger Management
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Addictions
Loss and Bereavement
Young people and how they cope with Loss
Depression
Self Harming
Eating Disorders

Memberships of Professional Bodies:
I am an individual member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I hold full Professional Liability Insurance and a clear enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.

Member organisations

BACP

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

All counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and fees are payable on the day by way of cash or cheque.

The initial session is charged at £25 which is half of the standard fee, I offer this because I believe that the first session should be your opportunity to experience me as a counsellor and for us to identify your needs and agree if we are able to work together on your counselling journey.

All subsequent sessions are charged at a fee of £50 per session.

I am willing to consider concessions which could be discussed on an individual basis.



When I work

Evenings Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Further information

Availability and Location:

Counselling takes place in secure premises with free parking in Hazlemere, High Wycombe.

I currently have availability for new clients on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. My aim is always to be flexible when making appointments so as to try and insure you can choose the most suitable time for you.

You may want to know more about the counselling style I offer or the practicality of counselling for you, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may and be assured there will be no obligation to make an appointment.

Straight Bit, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP15

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults