Chiltern Counsellors Network
All our counsellors are committed to seeing clients throughout these challenging times. Due to legal restrictions, we’re not currently able to meet face-to-face. Please call our confidential enquiry line or send us an email to discuss what would suit you best: we can offer counselling over any secure medium such as the phone or via Zoom, Skype or Face Time.
Chiltern Counsellors Network was established in 2016 by two BACP registered and accredited counsellors, following the closure of the Chiltern Counselling charity. The Network consists of fifteen counsellors with many years of experience working with Chiltern Counselling and in other settings.
Anyone over the age of 18 can apply for counselling through this Network of experienced counsellors.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious or finding it difficult to make or maintain relationships socially, at home or at work? You may find that events that happened many years ago are continuing to affect you now and are making life difficult. Alternatively, you may be experiencing a current situation which has upset your sense of who you are and is leaving you feeling alone, isolated and unable to share it with anyone. Our counsellors are here to listen and to help you find ways to understand and cope with whatever is troubling you.
Training, qualifications & experience
All Network counsellors have completed at least three years of training and are registered and insured in their own right.
Each counsellor's credentials (professional membership, insurance and qualifications) are checked when they start working with us, and on an annual basis. We recommend that clients make their own assessment that the counsellor referred to them by Chiltern Counsellors Network is suitably qualified, registered and insured. Please address any concerns about a counsellor's practice with the counsellor themselves. If this fails to resolve the concern, then please contact the counsellor's professional body, ie. BACP or UKCP.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
To make therapy affordable for everyone, regardless of ability to pay, we operate a sliding scale of fees.
The fee for an Initial Consultation is usually £50, but may be reduced if you or your household is unwaged.
Fees for ongoing sessions will be negotiated with your counsellor but the typical fee is £45-50 per session for one to one counselling, with reduced fees available for those on benefits. We offer time limited counselling (12 sessions) at reduced rates.
Please note that you will usually be expected to pay for any missed/cancelled sessions. This is to secure your regular appointment time for the duration of your counselling.
Concessions offered for
Chiltern Counsellors Network offers consultations at both Chartridge Lodge in Chesham (HP5) and across a wide referral network covering the Chilterns area, including Great Missenden, High Wycombe, Princes Risborough and Chorleywood.
Chartridge Lodge has ample free parking.
If you would like to talk to us to find out any other details or to make an appointment, please email us or leave a phone message on our confidential line.