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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.
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.
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).
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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.
£55.00 per session
My fees are £55 for an individual session and for couples I charge £60 a session. Each session is fifty minutes. In my experience couples may sometimes benefit from a longer session time. I work with most of the Insurance companies and I am happy to work with them.
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 Insurance companies including AXA/PPP, Aviva, Nuffield Health, Vitality and many more.
My Bupa profile can be found at: https://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/mrs_christine_everley
When I work
I am flexible to best suit clients' needs. I offer appointments Monday - Saturday. Unfortunately I am not able to take on any new clients at the moment.
I work privately at three practices, an office at my home in Beaconsfield, Phoenix Mental Health Services in Wooburn Green and Health Matters in London. Each clinic charges different prices for an appointment. The prices on my website are the charges related to sessions from Beaconsfield.
The Health Matters website is https://weightmatters.co.uk/
At the moment I work remotely from my office 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 sessions during the week and on a Saturday as I appreciate that many clients have work and/or family commitments.
There is free parking at Beaconsfield for clients. The Beaconsfield location is also situated near the railway station.
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