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Sometimes life can be challenging - dealing with anxiety, depression, relationships or family issues can be difficult. Talking these issues through with a qualified counsellor can help. Whether it is something that is happening now or something that has happened to you in the past, talking to someone who is not a family member or a friend, can give you the space and freedom to explore your situation fully, in a safe and confidential environment where you can be yourself and explore your feelings without judgement.
During therapy we will create an honest and trusting relationship in which we can work together in an open and respectful way to fully explore the issues that you chose to discuss. I believe that you have the resources to enable you to make the right decisions for you and we will work together to explore your situation fully to empower you to make any decisions and deal more positively with what is challenging or worrying you. Whether it is through making a change, or gaining acceptance of a life event, we will work together to create a positive move forward in your life.
If you've lost your mojo and want to get back on track, I can help you.
I work face to face at my home in Weston Turville or remotely using Zoom or telephone, you can choose which works best for you.
Some prefer online therapy (zoom) or telephone, as it saves travelling, as you are able to stay at home, maybe sitting in your favourite armchair with a cup of tea, we have a safe and secure way to connect and explore what is troubling you to enable you to feel unburdened. If however you prefer to come to Weston Turville you are very welcome.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA(Hons) in Business Management
I have worked in a variety of business roles and I understand the pressures of corporate life. After 18 years I decided to retrain and pursue a more rewarding career supporting people through counselling.
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and also a member of the Institute of Counselling (IOC).
I work within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have obtained the BACP Certificate of Proficiency and have regular monthly supervision.
I also hold a clear Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check formally a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
My private practice is at home in Weston Turville close to Aston Clinton, Tring, Wendover, Stoke Mandeville and Aylesbury.
I also work as a school counsellor within a local secondary school and a counsellor within an agency setting for the Youth Enquiry Service in High Wycombe.
Further Training Courses:
- Online and Telephone Counselling Foundation Course
- CBT to Overcome and Understand Anxiety and Depression
- Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery / PODS Trauma Course
- Working with Suicidal Clients and Suicide Prevention
- Supporting Clients with an Eating Disorder (BEAT)
- Child Protection and Safeguarding
- Honor Based Abuse and Forced Marriage - Karma Nirvana
- Working with different Attachment styles
- Supporting People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Working with victims of domestic violence - Victim Support
- Pre-Trial Therapy & the Criminal Justice Process
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
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 50 minutes, normally on a weekly basis at a time agreed between us.
The first session will be charged at £30 as it is an opportunity for you to understand how I work and decide whether you feel that we can work effectively together. I can answer any questions you may have concerning the counselling process and we can discuss your needs and what you would like to get out of our sessions together. I charge £50 for all further sessions.
When I work
I am flexible with my appointments please contact me to discuss a mutually convenient time.
Where can you find me?
My counselling practice is in the centre of Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire and is within easy reach from Aylesbury, Stoke Mandeville, Wendover, Aston Clinton, Halton, Tring, Great Kimble, Little Kimble, Great Missenden, Monks Risborough and Princes Risborough.