Christine Everley MBACP (Accred)
There are many reasons why people choose to see me for private counselling. It doesn't have to be a big problem, anything that matters to you or you would like to discuss can be shared. Most people at some time in their lives experience difficulties or feel things just aren't as they hoped they would be. It is often difficult to speak to those closest to you. Family and friends may have their own views and find it difficult to accept your perspective.
The counselling I provide offers a safe, confidential place to talk about your life. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things. You will not be judged or given advice.
Counselling is about helping you to develop insights into your problems and finding your own resources and strengths. It is about helping you to make your own choices and decisions and to take responsibility for your own life.
My role is to create a supportive space where you can explore your feelings and ultimately
gain a better understanding of your current situation and life choices.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical framework and professional standards.
I am always looking to further my education and have completed a further qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have completed two couples courses in the United Kingdom and a further couples counselling course in Chicago.
My continued professional development covers many areas besides couples counselling, including; depression or unhappiness; anxiety; panic; eating disorders; self-esteem; anger management; exam stress; young people; and bereavement.
I currently work with a range of organisations including the NHS, Bupa, Dr Now, Phoenix Mental Health Services and residential care homes. This work covers many areas including cancer patient support and support for people caring for relatives with long term illnesses such as Alzheimer’s. I have previously worked at Link Youth Counselling and so have significant experience in counselling young people.
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.
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
I have a particular interest in working with people with eating disorders. Anyone, no matter what their age, gender, or background, can develop an eating disorder. Some examples of eating disorders include bulimia, binge eating disorder, and anorexia.
When working with people with eating disorders I work in partnership with a dietitian to meet your emotional and nutritional needs.
The initial consultation is £25. It is important to meet for an initial consultation to see if you feel able to work with me and it allows us to discuss what you want to get from counselling.
Subsequent sessions are £51.50 per 50 minutes. I have a 48 hour cancellation policy.
I have Bupa recognition and so can be paid through your Bupa medical insurance if it covers counselling. I am also a listed provider for Nuffield Health.
My Bupa profile can be found at: https://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/mrs_christine_everley
I work privately at three practices, at the Abbey Clinic in Marlow, my home in Beaconsfield and Phoenix Mental Health Services in Wooburn Green.
I work at the Abbey Clinic on Saturday mornings. You can book an appointment with me at the Abbey Clinic by calling them directly on 01628 481866. Their website can be found at: https://www.theabbeyclinic.co.uk/
The rest of the time I work in Beaconsfield. You can book an appointment by phoning my work mobile on 07792 676358. The website for my Beaconsfield practice can be found at: https://www.everleycounselling.co.uk/
I also offer some appointment at Phoenix Mental Health Services in Wooburn Green. You can book an appointment with me at Phoenix MHS by calling them directly on 0870 162 0673. Their website can be found at: https://www.phoenix-mhs.com/
I am able to offer evening and weekend sessions as I appreciate that many clients have work and/or family commitments.
There is free parking at all three locations for clients. The Beaconsfield location is also situated near the railway station.
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