Deciding to access counselling can be a difficult first step for any of us, and I recognise the bravery it takes to simply get to this point.
As a professionally qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor, I believe that you know yourself better than anyone. Working together in a mutually respectful way, I hope I can offer you the time and space in which to explore the feelings and issues you would like to talk about in a confidential and safe environment.
I work from a secluded private location equidistant between High Wycombe, Great Missenden and Princes Risborough with free parking.
I also work with Mind in High Wycombe and can see clients from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in counselling skills
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I have worked with a wide range of clients from teenagers to clients in their 70's. My experience includes working in a youth agency and a local secondary school in High Wycombe.
In addition to my private practice work, I also work in the voluntary sector providing support and counselling in mental health at Mind.
- Developing Resilience
- working with low self-esteem
- Creative Arts level 1
- Counselling Children and Young People
- Attachment theory
- Substance misuse
- Child protection and Safeguarding
- Couples Counselling
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); I am guided in my work by the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am also registered under the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, which is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
In order to maintain and develop my practice, I attend regular Supervision and professional development opportunities.
I also hold a CRB Certificate
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transitional periods and times of immense change
If there are any issues I have failed to mention please do ask as I may be able to help you.
Sessions are £40 per hour, paid by cash or cheque at the session. If you are experiencing financial difficulties please contact me to discuss further as I can be flexible with fees.
I understand that there are times when sessions need to be cancelled and I ask that you give as much notice as possible. There will be no charge for cancelled sessions with more than 24 hours notice