Sometimes life can be tough. It can help to talk things over; whether it’s about things that are happening now, or things that have happened in the past. You may find it easier talking to somebody who is not a family member or a friend: someone who’s not directly involved.
As a Person-Centred counsellor, I believe that you are the person who knows yourself better than anyone. Working together in a safe, mutually respectful way, I hope to be able to offer you the time and space in which to explore the feelings and issues you choose to talk about.
I will offer you support in a non-judgemental way, and will help you reach your own understanding rather than offering you advice, or telling you what to do. Working together, counselling can help you reflect on whatever may be troubling you and enable you to feel unburdened and able to move forward in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor and supervisor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I work within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and abide by their procedures for professional conduct.
Working within easy reach of Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield I have experience of working with a range of age groups from young people to adults.
I offer counselling sessions to young people aged 14 and over.
Young people under the age of 16 will need the consent of parents or carers.
I have experience working both as a school counsellor and with a Youth Agency based in High Wycombe.
I attend regular additional training courses and workshops to support my training which include issues such as Eating Disorders, Loss and Bereavement, and Anger Management.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling sessions last for 60 minutes and are usually offered on a weekly basis at a time and day to suit us both.
The first session will be a chance for us to decide whether we feel we can work comfortably and effectively together. It is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have, and for us to talk about what you would like to get out of counselling.
The first session for individuals is charged at £35, and each subsequent session is charged at £50.
Fees are payable on the day, by cash, personal cheque, or bank transfer by prior arrangement. If you are a student, or would like to talk about fees; please ask.
You are welcome to email or phone me and I will reply as soon as I am able.
If you are unable to attend a session for any reason, I ask that 24 hours’ notice is given where possible.
I can offer both daytime and early evening appointments.
*During this time of social distancing, I am able to offer counselling via telephone and video link.*