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MBACP

About me

I've been a qualified counsellor for 16 years with experience of working with adults, young people and families. I can offer a non judgemental environment with a safe place to explore feelings and thoughts, in confidential surroundings at my private practice at home.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, if you require, I am offering counselling sessions either via telephone call or online encrypted video messaging. This allows you to access counselling at this difficult time even if you are self-isolating. 

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I follow the ethical and professional requirements of this governing body.

I receive clinical supervision to ensure safe and ethical practice is maintained.

If you are struggling with day to day life this can become overwhelming. Counselling is a safe place to share these thoughts and feelings. I can offer support and space for you to be heard, enabling the therapeutic process to flow in your own time and to explore what changes you may want to make in your life.

My private practice is located in Aston Clinton, close to Wendover, Berkhampsted, Tring, Weston Turville, Stoke Mandeville and Aylesbury.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Certificate of Working with Families Therapeutically.

I have 15 years of experience working within a large agency and secondary schools. I also receive ongoing training in all aspects of counselling.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), and am also registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I hold a full DBS (CRB) certificate.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

The initial no fee session of 30 minutes, without obligation, gives us an opportunity to meet each other, ensuring that what I am able to offer feels right for you. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask any questions and to feel comfortable with working together.

I charge £45 per session, sessions are of 50 minutes duration.

Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families